Golden Corral (4 races) is scheduled to be the sponsor at the following races in 2014:
Daytona - 2/23
Talladega - 5/4
Daytona - 7/5
Talladega - 10/19
Contract Status: Driver: TBA; Primary Sponsors: ?
Teams to test at Martinsville: Motor Racing Network's Dustin Long, reported that #7-Michael Annett and #36-Reed Sorenson of Tommy Baldwin Racing will be testing with #47-A.J. Allmendinger and the JTG Daugherty Racing team next Tuesday and Wednesday at Martinsville Speedway.(3-14-2014).
Sorenson Prepares for Daytona 500 Debut with TBR: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes back Golden Corral as the primary sponsor of Reed Sorenson's #36 Chevy for the Daytona 500. Also joining TBR and the #36 crew is championship winning Crew Chief Todd Parrott. Parrott has several notable wins under his belt, including two Daytona 500 wins. Together Sorenson and Parrott are looking to take the #36 Golden Corral Chevy to a Top 10, so children will eat for free on Monday. "It's great to have Golden Corral back on board the #36 again with us this season," said team owner Tommy Baldwin. "We have spent a lot of time in the off season making sure we got these cars ready, I believe we can compete with the top teams out there this weekend."(TBR)(2-21-2014)
Yeley says he has a 2014 Cup ride UPDATE: J.J. Yeley, who drove the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy in 2013 posted on his Facebook that he has a 2014 Sprint Cup Series ride, but didn't say if full-time or which team. Reed Sorenson was named the driver of the #36 ride on Tuesday.(2-6-2014)
UPDATE: Xxxtreme Motorsport announced renewed efforts to their Sprint Cup Series program and the 2014 NASCAR season. Beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 the team will set out to compete full-time with J.J. Yeley as their new driver. "We've switched from Ford to Chevrolet and we're going out to complete full races," team owner John Cohen said. "It's a new team effort we've never shown before as far as running the full season." Yeley will pilot the team's #44 Chevrolet. "JJ and I have been friends since I came to NASCAR, we've always mentioned working together if we could. This opportunity came about when he mentioned he was available for this season and I knew that he was the driver to take our team to the next level. We've always said if we could do something together it would be pretty special," Cohen said. "JJ and I got together and we're going to try and do something special in 2014 and beyond." Xxxtreme Motorsport debuted back in the fall of 2012 with David Reutimann at Phoenix. Scott Riggs drove for the company during the 2013 season. Walter Giles will remain the team's crew chief while a sponsor will be announced before The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.(140 Buzz)(2-13-2014)
Sorenson to drive the #36? UPDATE: hearing that Reed Sorenson will be the driver of the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy in 2014.(2-3-2014)
UPDATE: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced that it will field the #36 Chevrolet SS with Reed Sorenson behind the wheel for the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. Team owner Tommy Baldwin and newly hired crew chief Todd Parrott made the decision to bring Sorenson, the 27-year-old seasoned NASCAR driver, on board to assist in building the team and taking it to the next level. Sorenson is excited to get back into the Sprint Cup Series full time. "I will give them everything I've got to perform well," Sorenson said. "I'm confident with Todd's winning resume along with Tommy's accomplishments; it's going to lead to great things for this team. I'm thankful for TBR and all of their partners for allowing me to be their driver. I'm looking forward to helping TBR build on what they have already achieved and to help make the team better than they ever have been."
Baldwin noted that he's impressed with Sorenson's resume and feels he's the right guy for the job. "It's cool to have Reed on board driving the #36. I've looked at his statistics and was really surprised at how well he's done," Baldwin said. "It's taken six years to get where we are now and the #36 car is only two or three years into it so, we're slowly building that and we're excited to have Reed on board with his experience at such a young age and ability to provide sound feedback to help us do that."(TBR)(2-4-2014)
Tommy Baldwin Racing Hires Parrott as Crew Chief: Tommy Baldwin Racing announces the hiring of Todd Parrott as the Crew Chief for the #36 Chevy for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season. Parrott, a well known name in the garage, has been with multiple teams within the industry for over 20 years, making his debut as a Crew Chief in 1995 with Robert Yates Racing. Following in his father Buddy's footstep, who was inducted into the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Parrott has achieved several accomplishments in NASCAR. Winning a Championship in 1999 with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, Todd has gone on to become the third most winning active Crew Chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage, with 31 wins, including two Daytona 500's and two Brickyard 400's.
"I'm glad to get back to the sport I love, and I've missed," said Parrott. "I'm looking forward to working with Tommy, Bono, Michael, and the driver of the #36. I'm hoping to try and build this team into something bigger and better. I'm humbled. I'm going to continue to do what I know how to do and just try to make racecars go fast. I'm tickled to be here."
Team owner Tommy Baldwin also commented, "We at TBR are excited to take another step and grow our company with Todd Parrott. He will be a great addition to the team. I think it's important for everyone in this sport to have a second chance. Todd has earned that right by handling everything as a professional, by going through the NASCAR mandated recovery process. He has two Daytona 500 wins, and a Championship, which has earned him his right in the industry, and we are proud to have him on board to help take the #36 to a new level."(TBR), hearing former crew chief Joe Lax is no longer with TBR.(2-3-2014)
UME Finishes the Season with TBR: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes back United Mining Equipment aboard the #36 Chevy as they look to end the season as strong as they started. UME has been a primary sponsor on board the #36 with JJ Yeley for several races throughout the 2013 season, including Charlotte, where they ran a special Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme.(TBR)(11-16-2013)
Milestone starts at Texas: #16-Greg Biffle and #1-Jamie McMurray will both make Sprint Cup Series start No. 400 this weekend at Texas. #36-J.J. Yeley will make his 200th start.(NASCAR)(10-31-2013)
Yeley and United Mining Equipment Go Pink at Charlotte: Thinking pink in honor of breast cancer awareness, the #36 United Mining Chevrolet has turned a beautiful shade of pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. Teaming up with Susan G Komen, Tommy Baldwin Racing is proud to be sporting a paint scheme this weekend as we race under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We are so honored to have NASCAR Driver JJ Yeley sporting a pink paint scheme on his car this weekend, and are grateful to Tommy Baldwin Racing and UME for their support of this initiative, said Susan G. Komen Director of Corporate Relations, Carrie Glasscock. "JJ's involvement with Komen is his way of honoring the women in his life and also helps raise awareness amongst both male and female NASCAR fans, on and off the track. We encourage all NASCAR fans to visit komen.org and to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about breast cancer."
Driver JJ Yeley commented, "I am excited to get behind the wheel of my #36 United Mining/Susan G Komen Chevrolet this weekend. We have a pretty cool paint scheme, and couldn't have teamed up with a better organization than Susan G. Komen to help raise awareness about breast cancer. This weekends race I will be supporting not only my mother-in-law Karen, who is a survivor, but my daughter Faith, who I hope one day will live in a world without cancer. I am looking forward to getting out on the track and continuing the push to finish out the rest of the season strong for everyone at Tommy Baldwin Racing."
"All the employees of UME are pleased to join Tommy Baldwin Racing, JJ Yeley, Kristen Yeley, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation in helping this cause, which hits close to home for many of us," UME Owner Don Sims commented.
After participating in last weekends Race for a Cure in Charlotte, Kristen Yeley will be continuing her support for Komen by sporting an identical paint scheme on her bandolero in Thursday evenings Better Half Dash. Make sure to come out to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend and cheer on the wives of NASCAR as they compete against each other, following qualifying.(140Buzz/TBR), see an image of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(10-8-2013)
JJ Yeley Partners with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation UPDATE: NASCAR driver JJ Yeley has partnered with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) to promote giving back to others and then passing the deed along. RAK's mission is simple: inspire people to practice kindness and to pass it on to others. They also provide free educational and community ideas, guidance and other resources to kindness participants through their website.
How does Yeley come into play with RAK? Like any good racer, he is issuing a challenge to NASCAR fans. It's simple, with the focus on JJ's number 36. Driving the #36 car for Tommy Baldwin Racing and with there being a 36 race schedule, Yeley is recruiting NASCAR fans to join aboard for "JJ's 36/36 RAK." That means in the next 36 weeks, complete 36 random acts of kindness to celebrate Yeley's #36.
"I am really proud to partner with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation as we work together to achieve their mission of giving back to others," Yeley said. "NASCAR and its fans are always such a giving community, I am looking forward to see what creative things they come up with for my 36/36 RAK. Stay tuned to see what I have planned as well, I am giving back right along with everyone else."
"The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is overjoyed to collaborate with JJ Yeley in spreading kindness in the NASCAR community," said Brooke Jones, Manager, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. "It is wonderful to see JJ embracing kindness with such enthusiasm, and we hope it continues to create a ripple effect nationwide."
Are you up for the challenge? Head over to RAK's website, Facebook or Twitter page to get ideas on how you can join JJ's Initiative. JJ also wants to hear from you, what are your plans for the 36 weeks? Tweet him or post on Facebook, he wants to hear how you are giving back to others.
Established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness. We provide a wide variety of materials on our website, including ideas for kind actions, ideas for educators and schools, activities and lesson plans, inspirational quotations, videos and workplace resources-all free of charge.(140Buzz)(3-1-2013)
UPDATE: NASCAR Sprint Cup driver JJ Yeley will play "Shoe Fairy" for grass-root non-profit, Peach's Neet Feet. After challenging NASCAR fans to perform at least one "Random Act of Kindness" per week, for the entire 2013 NASCAR season, JJ Yeley, driver of the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy, hits the pavement to live by example. Yeley is scheduled to make stops at children's hospitals while traveling across the country to NASCAR races. There he will deliver personalized, painted shoes to children that are fighting cancer, long-term illnesses, and lifelong disabilities. Will you join JJ Yeley and Peach's Neet Feet and accept the challenge to spread kindness, one person at a time? With the web of caring individuals growing, through partnerships such as this, children and families are supported, strengthened, and encouraged during what may be the hardest times in their lives. Peach's Neet Feet donates custom, hand-painted shoes to children living with disabilities and fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. Every shoe is customized to complement each child's life, interest, and courageous fight. These personalized, one of a kind gifts, lift the spirits of these fighter children and their families. If you'd like more information about what JJ Yeley and Peach's Neet Feet are doing to Pay it Forward through these Random Acts of Kindness, please contact Bob Chasse at 386.566.8754 or email@example.com. You may also contact Annie Smith at 505.486.9299 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their site here.(4-4-2013)
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