Races [14+1] that SANY America is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2013:
Phoenix - 3/3
Las Vegas - 3/10
Bristol - 3/17
Auto Club - 3/24
Martinsville - 4/7
Texas - 4/13
Kansas - 4/21
Richmond - 4/27
Talladega - 5/5
Darlington - 5/11
Charlotte - 5/26
Dover - 6/2
Michigan - 6/16
Kentucky - 6/29, added
Chicago - 9/15
Races  that the Florida Lottery is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2013:
Daytona - 2/24
Daytona - 7/6
Homestead - 11/17
What's up with Dave Blaney? Dave Blaney understood Tommy Baldwin’s need to make a move. So when Michael Annett offered to bring the Pilot Flying J sponsorship to the #7 Chevy, it was an offer Baldwin couldn’t refuse. While Blaney understood the addition of Annett would be beneficial to Tommy Baldwin Racing, it came at the expense of his job. “I really don’t know what I’m going to do next year,” Blaney said. “Obviously, I have no plans at the moment. I would like to run Sprint Cars more. I’d like to be out here with my son (Ryan) a lot. So those are the two things I would for sure like to do. Other than that, we’ll see if something comes up here, it’s feasible with one of these small teams.” When Blaney was asked if he was OK with the fact that Sunday could be his final Cup start, he replied with a laugh, “I guess it doesn’t matter if I’m OK with it or not. Honestly, I’ve done this for a while to kind of support Ryan and Ryan is in good shape where he’s on his own here. I’m going to enjoy watching him and being a part of that.”
The younger Blaney, who turns 20 next month, signed a development deal with Penske Racing last year after finishing seventh at Richmond International Raceway in his Nationwide Series debut – ironically for Tommy Baldwin Racing. His first win came 14 races later at Kentucky Speedway in the #22 Penske Racing Ford. Ryan Blaney competes for Brad Keselowski Racing full-time in the truck series. He is currently sixth in the point standings. His first win in trucks came at Iowa Speedway in his third start. His second victory came this season at Pocono Raceway in August. It was announced earlier this week that Blaney will continue driving the #29 Cooper Standard Ford for BKR, but his additional NNS races – as well as his Cup debut next year— has yet to be announced.(FoxSports)(11-16-2013)
Different look for the #7 at Homestead: Tommy Baldwin Racing welcomes the Florida Lottery back onboard the #7 Chevy with driver Dave Blaney. This weekend the Florida Lottery will be promoting an upcoming promotion that they will be running next month. On December 3, the Florida Lottery will launch the $2 chocolate-scented Scratch-Off game, Chocolate Covered 7'S. This holiday-themed game offers Florida Lottery players 16 top prizes of $30,000 and more than 3.4 million winning tickets. "The Florida Lottery is proud to once again have Dave Blaney behind the wheel of the #7 Lottery-sponsored car," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O' Connell.(TBR), see an image of the car on the #7 Team Schemes page.(11-16-2013)
Annett to Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2014, run for Rookie of the Year: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) has signed driver Michael Annett and partnered with Pilot Flying J for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Annett, whose NASCAR career began at Bill Davis Racing under the tutelage of Baldwin, reunites with his mentor after five seasons of competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Baldwin will continue as the #7 team's crew chief next season. TBR will field a fleet of Richard Childress Racing cars and utilize Earnhardt-Childress Racing engines. Tommy Baldwin, Owner, Tommy Baldwin Racing: "To have Michael on board for next year, and to have a great partner like Pilot Flying J, is big for our team. Since we went Cup racing about five years ago, we've grown and gotten better with each passing season. This is the next logical step, and I believe there's a lot of potential for Michael to come in and do good things in our racecars."
Michael Annett, Driver, #7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS: "Driving in the Cup Series has been my goal ever since I started racing, and to start this next chapter with Tommy, who is one of the main reasons I made the move to North Carolina in the first place, makes this extra special. I'm looking forward to continuing what we started - winning two races in the ARCA Series and running well in Trucks. Pilot Flying J has been with me just as long, they have been a tremendous partner and I'm honored to represent them on the sport's biggest stage."
Laura Palenkas, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising, Pilot Flying J: "As a long-standing and proud sponsor of Michael Annett, Pilot Flying J is thrilled that he is moving to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Our partnership with Michael began more than six years ago and we have watched him grow into the successful driver he is today. We are so proud and excited to see him take the next step in his career. Daytona is just around the corner and we can't wait to watch him pull ahead this season."(TBR/Rising Star Management Group)(11-15-2013)
Ultra Wheel Joins Tommy Baldwin Racing's #7 at PIR: As Tommy Baldwin Racing prepares to roll into Phoenix International Raceway this week, they are doing so with some extra grip. Ultra Wheel joins TBR as a primary sponsor of Dave Blaney's #7 Chevy. Based out of Fullertown, CA, Ultra Wheel is a custom wheel shop that doesn't base themselves off of a slogan or icon to create their identity like others. Ultra Wheel has an unyielding core principle of building strong durable wheels with precise fitments. Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Wheel, has an aggressive passion for auto racing that led him to win countless individual races within the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Baja 1000. That passion and core principle catapulted the company to become the preeminent truck wheel company in the US, and it continues today. Whether you're looking at their Truck and Off-Road wheels, high end Platinum line-up, or their trend setting Focal designs, they only sell Championship-Caliber Quality wheels. When you own a set of Ultra wheels, you too will be riding on their core principle of delivering the strongest, most durable wheels on the market today. Owner and previous Craftsman Truck Series winner Jim Smith commented on the sponsorship, "Ultra Wheel is proud to be on board the #7 Chevy of Dave Blaney and Tommy Baldwin Racing." Team Owner and Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin also commented, "We are happy to be teaming up with Ultra Wheel for the upcoming race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Jim Smith is familiar with the motorsports industry and how things work, which helps to create a great partnership for both TBR and Ultra Wheel."(TBR), see an image of the car/scheme on the #7 Team Schemes page.(11-6-2013)
TBR cars to run Breast Cancer Awareness schemes at Charlotte: Racing for a cause near and dear to the hearts of all at Tommy Baldwin Racing, both Dave Blaney and JJ Yeley's Chevrolets will be turned pink this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dave Blaney will be driving the #7 Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet for Saturday night's Bank of America 500. A cause close to the heart of the #7 team, Owner and Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin's mother is a breast cancer survivor. JJ Yeley will be behind the wheel of the #36 United Mining Equipment/Susan G Komen Chevy. Breast cancer has personally touched the Yeley family, his mother-in-law is a survivor of the disease. To show your support in the fight against breast cancer, please join us this weekend in wearing pink as we honor those who lost their battle, those still fighting and to raise awareness for a cure.(TBR/140Buzz), see images of the cars/schemes on the #7 Team Schemes page and the #36 Team Schemes page.(10-10-2013)
Florida Lottery returns on the #7: Looking for a bit of luck this weekend, Tommy Baldwin Racing is hoping that the #7 Florida Lottery car to be driver by Dave Blaney is an instant winner at Daytona International Speedway. After a top-20 finish in the season opening Daytona 500, the Florida Lottery returns for a second trip around Daytona International Speedway with the #7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Florida Lottery has paid more than $37.7 billion in prizes to winners, enjoyed a mutually-beneficial relationship with more than 13,000 retailers and generated more than $25 billion for education.(TBR), see image of scheme on the #7 Team Schemes page.(7-4-2013)
Blaney back in the #7 with SANY; UME returns to the #36 with Yeley: Experiencing their first season as a NASCAR sponsor, SANY America continues their sponsorship of Dave Blaney's #7 Chevy this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Blaney on Kentucky: "I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of my #7 Chevrolet this weekend. This track is still very new to the Sprint Cup series and that really levels the playing field in terms of experience. We're ready to go for Saturday night." This weekend United Mining Equipment is back on board the #36 Chevy with JJ Yeley. UME has been developing, repairing and supplying long wall equipment for 20 years. Together with their sister company PittLite they now offer low cost, leading technology cap lamps throughout the mining industry. Yeley on Kentucky: "Coming off of a good run at Michigan, I am excited to get back in the #36 United Mining Equipment Chevy with my team. Our guys have been working hard to get the car ready for this weekend, and we have a lot to prove."(TBR)(6-28-2013)
Three drivers making Cup debut UPDATE: Three drivers will attempt to make their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start on Sunday at Sonoma: #19-Alex Kennedy, #36-Victory Gonzalez Jr. and #52-Paulie Harraka. The last time three or more drivers made their debut in the same race was at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 24, 2004 when Chad Chaffin, Mario Gosselin and Travis Kvapil all made their debut.(NASCAR)(6-20-2013)
UPDATE: Justin Marks will be driving the #7 for Tommy Baldwin and is also making his Sprint Cup debut.(6-20-2013)
Marks to drive #7 at Sonoma: Justin Marks will make his Sprint Cup Series debut in next month's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Marks will continue his long-standing relationship with GoPro, piloting the #7 GoPro Chevy in the road course race for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Marks has previous NASCAR stock car experience, competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as well as the ARCA Racing Series, earning a total of one win, five poles, 12 top fives and 30 top-10 finishes across the three series. Marks, a former factory BMW driver, has extensive road course racing experiencing, having participated in the NASCAR Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. Marks scored eight wins, including the coveted Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2009.(Spire Sports + Entertainment)(5-28-2013)
SANY Worldwide Magazine Features SANY Racing with TBR: Emerging into the sport of NASCAR with Tommy Baldwin Racing, SANY America's partnership with TBR and the #7 Chevy has left both fans and media members talking. Anytime a new sponsor enters the sport, heads turn, but who was SANY and how did they end up at Tommy Baldwin Racing? In February as we prepared for Daytona, Kyle Nape, vice president of global sales and marketing at SANY America said,"We're excited to start this venture with Tommy Baldwin Racing and NASCAR. Many of our customers are NASCAR fans, so this partnership is a great way for us to get our name out there. We're looking forward to a great season with a great team." From our media day at SANY America in early April to welcoming executives and customers of SANY America each weekend, Tommy Baldwin Racing is proud to have SANY on board the #7 as we continue the 2013 NASCAR season.(TBR)(5-4-2013)
SANY America debuts NASCAR site: SANY America has published a special web site dedicated to its sponsorship of Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The web site, found at www.sanyracing.us, includes a variety of information about the #7 Chevrolet SS driven by Dave Blaney. On Feb. 1, SANY America announced its sponsorship of the #7 car, including 14 races as primary sponsor and 22 races as associate sponsor. The SANY-branded Chevrolet SS made its first appearance March 3 at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Sprint Cup Series runs through Nov. 17. The sanyracing.us web site includes the complete race schedule, a biography of Blaney, a race photo gallery, plus information about SANY America's equipment lineup of crawler cranes, rough-terrain cranes, excavators and port machinery. It is designed to introduce racing fans to SANY America and the global SANY equipment brand.(SANY America)(3-8-2013)
SANY America debut as sponsor on the #7: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) welcomes SANY America aboard the #7 Chevy with driver Dave Blaney this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). In their first of a 14 race primary sponsorship, SANY America looks to align themselves with the nation's fastest growing sport while presenting a unique opportunity to introduce millions of racing enthusiasts to the SANY brand. Started in 1989 by college roommates, SANY is now the sixth largest industrial equipment company in the world. With global sales of their cranes, concrete pump machinery, excavators, and other heavy-duty equipment, they reported revenues of over $12 billion US in 2012 (TBR), see an image of the scheme on the #7 Team Schemes page.(3-1-2013)
Tommy Baldwin Racing Adds Key Members to its 2013 Roster: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced today the addition of Charlie Langenstein to the management team as Competition Director and Joe Lax as Crew Chief for JJ Yeley's #36 in 2013. In his new role at TBR, Langenstein will oversee each car to make sure they are as fast as they can be once they get to the track. Like team-owner Tommy Baldwin, Jr., Langenstein got his start in racing by working on race cars with his father Charlie, Sr. back in their hometown of Mays Landing, New Jersey. Langenstein went on to become a notable crew chief in the DIRTcar series, where he notched over 500 wins and was inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame in 2008. Moving to NASCAR in the late 1980's, he most recently served as Mechanical Director for Hendrick Motorsports, where his accolades include four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.
"We may be a smaller team, but we have a much bigger focus," says Langenstein. "In one way or another, everybody on this team is a racer and wants to do everything they can to win." An original member of the TBR team when the doors opened back in 2009, Lax got his start in racing at short tracks near his hometown of Goochland, VA. He first worked with team owner Tommy Baldwin, Jr. in 1997, and has since instilled a close-knit professional relationship - along with a great friendship.
"Tommy and I had some of our biggest times in the sport together," Lax said. "For Tommy to make it to where he's at today, I can't tell you just how honored I am to work with him and JJ on the #36 Chevy SS. I helped him get going in the first days of TBR, and I'm excited to help bring the team to a whole new level."
"Joe has been around me for a long time," team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. said. "He will adjust quickly to his new position with us. It's important that we all work together towards our goals this season and having Charlie come on board is just another strong building block in that process."(TBR/140 Buzz)(2-11-2013)
Balwin expects to be more competitive in 2013: Tommy Baldwin, who has used the start-and-park method to build his NASCAR team, isn't too impressed with track owner Bruton Smith's recent criticism of the concept. Smith said last month that start-and-parkers have no business in the sport and suggested that NASCAR work toward changing the approach. "Obviously, Bruton has got enough money that if he wanted to be part of the solution he'd help figure out how," Baldwin said Monday during a media teleconference. "Those are things he probably shouldn't be worried about. Hendrick, Childress, Roush – they all started very small just like TBR (Tommy Baldwin Racing). Bruton can do a better job. We've tried to get his sponsors at his tracks involved in some package deals, but they don't want anything to do with it. They're too greedy." Baldwin said Monday he plans a more complete effort this season, with #7-Dave Blaney and #36-J.J. Yeley scheduled to drive full Cup schedules in TBR cars. Baldwin said he expects to have "some strong places and some weak places" but that his team should run "consistently in the top 20 to 25."(SPEED)
AND The team no longer has any alliances with any team, ending their Stewart-Haas partnership at the conclusion of 2012. Baldwin now has 4-5 engineers in-house and the team is working off old RCR chassis, modifying them with their own personal touch.(Frontstretch)(2-5-2013)
Baldwin to crew chief for Blaney: Tommy Baldwin announced Sunday evening in a video message, that he will serve as crew chief of #7-Dave Blaney this season. Baldwin first served as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup series in 1997. He won the Daytona 500 with Ward Burton in 2002.(TBR/140 BUZZ)(2-4-2013)
Florida Lottery sponsoring Blaney: The Florida Lottery and Tommy Baldwin Racing will renew its partnership for the three Florida races in 2013, with its colors to be displayed on Dave Blaney's #7 Chevy. Promoting their "Lucky for Life" line of games, the Florida Lottery will also be celebrating their 25th anniversary. The Florida Lottery has paid more than $37.7 billion in prizes to winners, enjoyed a mutually-beneficial relationship with more than 13,000 retailers and generated more than $24 billion for education.(TBR/140 BUZZ), see an image of the car on the #7 team paint schemes page.(2-2-2013)
SANY America sponsoring Blaney for 14 races: Tommy Baldwin has been gradually building his race team since 2009. He's endured a fledgling economy and has managed to maintain a presence in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Now, he's seeing his patience and hard work pay off. Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that the building continues, as they introduce SANY America to NASCAR as a major sponsorship partner for 2013. With Dave Blaney at the wheel, SANY America will serve as the primary sponsor on the #7 ChevyS for 14 Sprint Cup Series events and associate partner for 22 races, starting with the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3rd. The relationship was forged with the help of Al Heinke, owner of Mohawk Construction and co-owner of TBR. Started in 1989 by college roommates, SANY is now the sixth largest industrial equipment company in the world. With global sales of their cranes, concrete pump machinery, excavators, and other heavy-duty equipment, they reported revenues of over $12 billion in 2012.(TBR/140 BUZZ)(1-31-2013)
Tommy Baldwin Racing Kicks Off 2013 Season with #TBR7in7 Week: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) has already announced their number change for 2013 but what's the big news that has Baldwin and company all abuzz? Find out during a week-long event, 7 announcements in 7 days. You can keep up daily by following on Twitter via #TBR7in7. What we already know is that Dave Blaney will pilot the #7 Chevrolet SS. Beyond that is anyone's guess. Included as part of the 7 in 7 will be a media teleconference and a chance for fans to chat with Tommy on Facebook and Twitter. The driver of the #36 Chevrolet SS will be announced during Tommy Baldwin Racing's Media Week: January 28th through February 3rd.(TBR/140 BUZZ)(1-25-2013)
2013 silly season notes for #7-Dave Blaney / Tommy Baldwin Racing Dave Blaney returns to drive the #7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy. This is TBR's top team and will use owners points from the #10 team which was listed as a TBR team in 2012 with Danica Patrick driving in 10 races for Stewart Haas Racing and David Reutimann and others in the #10 for TBR. No word on sponsors but the #36 had Golden Corral on the hood during Daytona testing. No word on a crew chief for the team or if Baldwin will crew chief his own team. TBR hopes to run their second car, the #36 full time in 2013 if sponsorship can be found. No word who the driver would be. See more about other teams on my 2013 Team / Driver Silly Season Chart.(1-23-2013)
Tommy Baldwin Racing changes car number: Tommy Baldwin Racing is paying homage to its heritage with the announcement that Dave Blaney will drive the #7 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting at the season-opening Daytona 500. The number is a tribute to team owner Tommy Baldwin,Jr.'s late father, Tom Baldwin, Sr., who was a beloved NASCAR Modified driver, and sported the number 7NY throughout his career. Working on his father's cars is how Baldwin got his start in racing, and ultimately led him into NASCAR's elite series. "It is a very special moment today to announce the number 7 on our Chevrolet SS. The number has been in the Baldwin family for a long time and it is going to be pretty special to carry on that legacy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series." Based in Mooresville, N.C., TBR will compete in the NSCS in 2013 with NASCAR veteran Dave Blaney driving the #7 Chevy SS.(140 Buzz / TBR PR)(1-17-2013)
Some rides for 2013 still up in the air: A year ago at this time, dominoes seemed to be tumbling all over the NASCAR world. Kurt Busch's departure from Penske Racing led to AJ Allmendinger's move from Richard Petty Motorsports to Penske, followed by Aric Almirola's move to replace Allmendinger at RPM. It seemed like there was a move or two every day, and the news was endless. This year? Not so much. Aside from a couple lower-series moves there haven't been many post-Homestead driver changes. [But there are some] possible open seats at full-time teams
BK Racing: There's no reason Landon Cassill and Travis Kvapil wouldn't return to BK Racing in 2013, but the team hasn't finalized its drivers for the #83 and 93 cars yet.
Tommy Baldwin Racing: It seems likely #36-Dave Blaney will return next season, but it hasn't been announced.
Phil Parsons Racing: Will Michael McDowell return to the #98 car? It hasn't been made official yet if so.
FAS Lane Racing: Ken Schrader will be in the #32 car for select races, and the remaining schedule will be filled by yet-to-be-named drivers.
Joe Falk Motorsports: Stephen Leicht won rookie of the year honors for the #33 car. The team's 2013 lineup has not been announced.
Phoenix Racing: Will Phoenix Racing even come back in 2013? It's not certain team owner James Finch will return, and what driver will be behind the wheel if he does.(SBNation) See information on all Sprint Cup teams on the 2013 Team / Driver chart page.(12-18-2012)
New spotter at Tommy Baldwin Racing: Doug Campbell, of Berlin, CT, provided the "eyes in the sky" this season as Millis teen Tommy Barrett Jr. tore up the Valenti Modified Racing Series. Along the way, the duo became friends with former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team owner Mario Fiore, of Agawam. Using Fiore's many connections in NASCAR, Campbell landed a chance to spot for #37-J.J. Yeley at three Sprint Cup races (New Hampshire, Dover, Charlotte) this past fall. On Thursday, Fiore revealed via Facebook that Campbell, 20, had received a more permanent position. Campbell confirmed that beginning with testing at Daytona International Speedway in January, he will be spotting for Tommy Baldwin Racing, which fielded cars last season for #36-Dave Blaney and #10-David Reutimann. The relationship will continue through Speedweeks in February. Campbell is preparing for his move to North Carolina.(Republican)(12-16-2012)
Florida Lottery to sponsor Blaney at Homestead: The Florida Lottery will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dave Blaney will pilot the #36 Florida Lottery Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season finale. The Florida Lottery will have weekly drawings for the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE beginning Monday, November 19, following the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and continuing through Sunday, December 30. The 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE will produce more than $10 million in total prizes, including a $2 million Grand Prize. With only one million tickets available, be sure to get yours soon at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer. This weekend will mark the final race of the year for TBR and Blaney. The #36 Chevrolet secured the team's best season finish of 15th in the Daytona 500. At Homestead-Miami Speedway, TBR made four starts at the 1.5-mile track since the team's inception in 2009. Blaney tallied the team's best Homestead-Miami Speedway finish of 28th in last season's event. Blaney made 11 starts since 1999. He compiled three top-10 finishes, including his best finish of sixth. "The last race of the season is always an exciting one," said Tommy Baldwin. "Having the Florida Lottery on the No. 36 this weekend just heightens the excitement for us. The pink car will definitely stand out on the track and is fitting to run in Miami. I can guarantee I'll go out and get a ticket while we're there!"(TBR)(11-15-2012)
Tommy Baldwin and Matthew Dillner Race for Sandy at Phoenix: Long Island, N.Y., native, Tommy Baldwin will team with fellow Long Island native and NASCAR.com Cameraman/Analyst Matthew Dillner, Feed the Children and Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) as they Race for Sandy this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Utilizing donations through feedthechildren.org/raceforsandy, Feed the Children will send much needed food and supplies to the Long Island area hit by Hurricane Sandy. Tommy Baldwin Racing and the #36 Accell Construction Chevy will promote the effort in Sunday's AdvoCare 500. Superstorm Sandy created an estimated $50 billion dollars in damage in the United States and has been responsible for 110 deaths. Feed The Children has already designated 30 trucks of relief supplies to send into areas devastated by the storm. Working with a network of partner agencies and sponsors, these shipments have arrived and will continue to arrive in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina and other affected states. Items being delivered include ready to eat meals, food boxes, cleaning supplies and other essentials.
Through their New Jersey distribution center and other distribution centers in Nashville, Oklahoma City, and Elkhart, Indiana, Feed The Children is able to rush desperately needed relief supplies to victims of the storm. In disasters like this one, the recovery effort will continue for months and cash donations allow Feed The Children to keep its fleet of 40 semis on the road to bring help and hope to those rebuilding their lives.
"Tommy and a good bunch of us in the garage are from Long Island, and we haven't forgotten where we come from," explained NASCAR.com Cameraman/Analyst Matthew Dillner. "While my heart goes out to everyone effected by Sandy's path, Long Island holds a special place in my heart. I have family up there and have friends that have lost their homes. Traveling to the final races, it's tough to step off this high-speed merry-go-round that we are on, but we can do our best to help those in need while we are on it. With the Nor'easter storm on top of devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Long Island is in great need of support of all kinds. With the help of Motor Racing Outreach, Tommy Baldwin Racing and Feed the Children, we can make a difference in a lot of lives."
"I've been racking my brain trying to find the best way to help my hometown," Tommy Baldwin said. "Matt came to me with this idea to partner with Feed the Children and MRO, and it seemed like the perfect solution. Many residents are without power and supplies or worse some who lost their homes entirely. Through Race for Sandy donations, Feed the Children can provide much needed relief. Long Island is still a big part of my life. I have family and friends who still live in the area and visit often to check in on Baldwin Automotive, also located in Long Island."(TBR)(11-9-2012)
Blaney gets associate sponsor for Martinsville: C & C Audio, Video and Appliance will join Tommy Baldwin Racing at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. The Louisiana-based company will be an associate partner for Dave Blaney and the #36 TBR Chevy in the Tums Fast Relief 500 Sunday, October 28. C & C Audio, Video and Appliance, founded in 1975, is one of the largest home-owned and -operated TV and appliance dealers in Louisiana.(TBR)(10-25-2012)
Yeley in the #36 at Dover: The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) at Dover International Speedway Sunday, September 30 to remind NASCAR fans to 'Drive Sober' with a special paint scheme and a full weekend of activities. J.J. Yeley will pilot the #36 Drive Sober. Arrive Alive DE Chevrolet in the AAA 400. The OHS is committed to developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries on Delaware highways. The advertising program at Dover International Speedway is part of their education and outreach activities in the community to promote safe driving. The OHS chose to promote the 'Drive Sober' campaign during the race weekend because data shows that 81% of impaired drivers causing fatal crashes in Delaware are males, 36% of alcohol-related fatal accidents occur on Fridays and Saturdays, and fatalities in September doubled between 2010 and 2011. Delaware conducts DUI checkpoints every weekend from July to December as part of Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. The goal of Checkpoint Strikeforce is to stop impaired driving throughout Delaware. The OHS wants everyone to drive safe and Arrive Alive. Visit www.DUIrealtime.com for public information on the campaign. Yeley will pilot the #36 Drive Sober. Arrive Alive DE Chevrolet for TBR. The Phoenix, Ariz., native made 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and seven NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at the mile track. He collected two top-10 finishes and two top-five starts in the NNS. He tallied a best NSCS start of 14th in the Spring 2006 event and a best NSCS finish of 24th in the Spring 2008 event. TBR made eight starts at Dover International Speedway. Dave Blaney posted the team's best finish of 26th in the Spring 2011 event. "We are happy to have the OHS on board for Dover and J.J. in the car," said TBR Owner Tommy Baldwin. "The OHS is promoting a very important campaign in safe driving. They will have a good footprint at the track, including an exhibit where fans can drive tricycles while wearing impairment goggles. We love working with J.J. He is a good driver, and we are looking forward to what we can do together at Dover."(TBR)(9-22-2012)
Blaney to practice & qualify the #22; #36 to be driven by Raines: With #22-Sam Hornsih Jr. enthralled in a "full court press effort" to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series title, he will be at the Kentucky Speedway through Saturday night's race focusing solely on the Kentucky 300. He'll make his way to New Hampshire after that race goes into the record book. "We'll have Dave Blaney helping us at Loudon from Friday on until Sam gets there," said Shell-Pennzoil Dodge crew chief Todd Gordon. "Dave will be in the car from the first practice on Friday, through Friday afternoon's qualifying and in both of Saturday's practices, We are confident that Dave can help us get the car as prepared as possible for Sam to race on Sunday. It'll be another 'hop in the car and race' situation for Sam." With Dave Blaney qualifying the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge and Sam Hornish Jr. climbing into the driver's seat for Sunday's race at New Hampshire, the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge will have to start from the rear of the field for the 300-lap battle. "We know he'll have to start from the rear in the race and maybe Loudon is not the best place to be in that position, but we're prepared for it," offered crew chief Todd Gordon. Dave Blaney has made 423 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts dating back to 1992. Blaney is the regular driver of the #36 Tommy Baldwin Chevy. Tony Raines will be behind the wheel of that car this weekend at NHMS. Blaney has recorded four top-five finishes and 28 top-10s through the years. He has two career poles, winning the pole at Rockingham in 2003 and at New Hampshire in 2007.(Tom Roberts PR)(9-19-2012)
Ryan Pemberton leaves Baldwin for JR Motorsports: UPDATE: Ryan Pemberton, a former crew chief for several Sprint Cup teams, has joined JR Motorsports [Nationwide teams of #7-Danica Patrick & #88-Cole Whitt]. Pemberton takes a similar role to what Tony Eury Sr. had as competition director for the organization, although the team has not yet announced whether he will hold that title. Eury Sr., the uncle of team co-owners Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt-Miller and the father of co-owner Tony Eury Jr., was released last week. "He started Monday and he's come in to help Kelley, help us with some ideas on what direction we can go to get better," Earnhardt Jr. of Pemberton. Pemberton was most recently was crew chief for #36-Dave Blaney at Tommy Baldwin Racing. TBR has not yet named a replacement for the 43-year-old Pemberton, the younger brother of NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton.(Sporting News)(9-13-2012)
UPDATE: JR Motorsports has released Tony Eury Jr. from his duties as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the #7 GoDaddy.com Nationwide Series team. Eury was told Monday morning he was being replaced by Ryan Pemberton. Eury joined JRM after working as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the #88 Sprint Cup team at Hendrick Motorsports. "They're trying to fix the competition of the cars, " Eury said. "They thought they could do better without me there. They hired Ryan and Ryan's their guy." Eury remains part of the ownership group of JRM. "We're still in discussions about that," he said. As far as his relationship with his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr., also a co-owner of the team, Eury said that, "Me and Dale Jr. are perfect. We're fine."(Fox Sports)(9-17-2012)
AND: The following is a statement from Dale Earnhardt Jr., founder and owner of JR Motorsports, regarding the departure of crew chief Tony Eury Jr.: "Unfortunately Tony Jr. is no longer with the company. I had hoped he would be here for a long time, but as we've discussed the direction of JR Motorsports moving forward, it was clear our differences in ideas were too vast to overcome. I love him like a brother, and you'll never hear me say a bad thing about him. I know he'll have much success in anything he does going forward. As for our #7 team, no decision has been made on who will crew chief that team this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. We will discuss our options and make a decision very soon."(JR Motorsports)(9-17-2012)
SealWrap returns to sponsor Blaney at Bristol: SealWrap Repair Tape, based in Indianapolis, will back #36-Dave Blaney this weekend at Bristol and at two more events throughout the season. SealWrap Repair Tape is designed for use in automotive repair, plumbing and electrical. It fixes and protects leaks or penetration from environmental elements. It is great for all those minor, do-it-yourself jobs around the house and garage. For more information, visit www.sealwrap.com. Indiana Wholesale Offices will join SealWrap on the #36 Chevy this weekend. Indiana Wholesale Offices hosts wholesale car dealers in the state of Indiana. This weekend will mark the 13th partnership of TBR and TMone. TMone , a provider of domestic business process services (BPO) and customer relationship management (CRM) outsourcing, will be an associate sponsor on the #36.(TBR)(8-24-2012)
TMone to sponsor Blaney at Watkins Glen: TMone will jump on board the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) #36 Chevy for the twists and turns at Watkins Glen International. Dave Blaney will drive the #36 Chevy in this weekend's Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen. TMone is a provider of domestic business services and customer relationship management (CRM) outsourcing. With locations in the Midwest and Northern Great Plains, TMone delivers new jobs to America's hometowns. Call center outsourcing is a people business, and TMone is in the business of augmenting and supplementing other companies human capital needs. "Obviously, New York is a great market to get promote the @TMone logo," said Anthony Marlowe, President of TMone. "The crowd at Watkins Glen International is sure to have a significant amount of executives and business owners in attendance this weekend, and that is our sponsorship activation target." TMone outsourced the company's marketing to TBR for 10 races this season. The BPO Company also sponsored one or more cars of various teams in all 21 NSCS races this season. David Reutimann drove to TBR's highest finish this season when he finished in 11th place in a TMone.com -backed Chevrolet in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.(TBR)(8-10-2012)
TMone returns to Tommy Baldwin Racing: UPDATE: TMone will return to Tommy Baldwin Racing this weekend at Pocono Raceway. The business process outsourcing company will support the team in an associate partnership with the #10 Chevy driven by David Reutimann and primary partnership with the #36 @TMone C.R.M. Hiring Veterans Chevy driven by Tony Raines. TMone is a semi-rural provider of domestic business services and customer relationship management outsourcing.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(8-3-2012)
UPDATE: TMone will expand their outsourcing program with Tommy Baldwin Racing this weekend at Pocono Raceway. David Reutimann will pilot the #10 TMone.com Business Process Outsourcing Chevy in the Pennsylvania 400 Sunday, August 5.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(8-4-2012)
SealWrap returns on #36 car: SealWrap Repair Tape, based in Indianapolis, will back Dave Blaney on the #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy this weekend and at three more events throughout the season. SealWrap Repair Tape is designed for use in automotive repair, plumbing and electrical. It fixes and protects leaks or penetration from environmental elements. It is great for all those minor, do-it-yourself jobs around the house and garage. TMone, pronounced T-M-one, is a business process outsourcing (BPO) company that is in the business of domestic business services outsourcing and will be an associate sponsor on the #36 SealWrap Chevy. TMone is seeking to hire over 150 Veterans immediately for full time, permanent positions in an effort to strengthen support of our nation's veterans and their commitment to our county (TBR)(7-27-2012)
Reutiman in the #51 at Pocono; Blaney to the #10: In an effort to help a fellow small team, Tommy Baldwin and James Finch worked out a deal for David Reutimann to drive the #51 Chevy for Phoenix Racing following Kurt Busch's suspension for this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway. Dave Blaney will pilot the #10 Chevrolet, and Tony Raines will return to the #36 Chevy for the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR. "I understand the position James was put in this week," explained Tommy Baldwin. "As an owner of a small team, I wanted to help him out. We talked and thought that this lineup would be best for both of our teams."(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(6-5-2012)
SealWrap extends sponsorship with #36: SealWrap Repair Tape will extend their eight-race partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR). The Indiana-based company will support Dave Blaney and the #36 Chevy in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. SealWrap Repair Tape, a self-fusing rubber tape, will join TBR for NASCAR's longest race this weekend after supporting the team at Bristol, Richmond and Darlington. SealWrap Repair Tape is designed for use in automotive repair, plumbing and electrical. It fixes and protects leaks or penetration from environmental elements. It is great for all those minor, do-it-yourself jobs around the house and garage. SealWrap Repair Tape uses a stretch-and-wrap technology that makes repairing irregular forms and shapes easy. "We are pleased that SealWrap is coming on board for the Coca-Cola 600," explained Tommy Baldwin. "SealWrap has been a good partner for us. Between the Cup and Nationwide team, they have seen a good return on their investment. Finding a good return on investment is our goal for each partner, and we are pleased that we have succeeded with SealWrap."(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(5-23-2012)
Tommy Baldwin Racing to Run Sprint Showdown: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint Showdown this weekend. Looking for some important track time, TBR will utilize the weekend to continue to build the team's 1.5-mile program. Due to commitments to his NASCAR K&N Pro Series team at Iowa Speedway, regular #36 driver Dave Blaney will not compete in the event. Tony Raines will get behind the wheel of the #36 Chevy and help the team get practice time at the 1.5-mile speedway. David Reutimann will also return to the #10 Chevy for the event. "As we grow as a team, it is extremely important that we take any time we can to gain information for our program," said Tommy Baldwin. "Originally, we were going to take the week off to catch up in the shop, but we feel that we are in a position to gain more from running the race." Blaney will return to the #36 TBR Chevy for the Coca-Cola 600.(TBR)(5-15-2012)
Indiana Wholesale Offices joins Blaney as associate sponsor: Indiana Wholesale Offices will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The Indiana-based company will be featured on the #36 Golden Corral Chevy driven by Dave Blaney. Indiana Wholesale Offices host wholesale car dealers in the state of Indiana. The Merrillville-based company consults individuals on how to receive a wholesale license that will allow that dealer to operate anywhere in the United States. Indiana Wholesale Offices is a state approved hosting facility that exceeds the state of Indiana's requirements. The company provides entrepreneurs the ability to create a business with low startup costs and monthly overhead. Indiana Wholesale Offices partnered with TBR for last season at Michigan International Speedway and Kansas Speedway.(TBR)(5-4-2012)
Golden Corral returns to sponsor Blaney at Superspeedways: Golden Corral will come back on board the Tommy Baldwin Racing #36 Chevy for the superspeedway races this season. Dave Blaney will drive the #36 Golden Corral/Camp Corral Chevrolet this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway as well as at Daytona International Speedway in July and Talladega in October. The Raleigh, N.C., company will once again run the Top-10 Kids Eat Free promotion for all three events. Golden Corral and Camp Corral will adorn the #36 Chevy in the Aaron's 499 this weekend. Golden Corral sponsored the team in 21 events last season. This summer the company will focus on spreading the word about Camp Corral, as well as running the Top-10 Kids Eat Free promotion.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(5-3-2012)
Johnson's video game to sponsor TBR's #36: Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine (JJAWAE) by Autumn Games will join forces with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR). The game, available now on all three major home consoles, will adorn Dave Blaney's #36 Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine Chevrolet for the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Published by Autumn Games and developed by Isopod Labs, JJAWAE is a no-holds-barred, combat-racing extravaganza. It is rooted in Johnson's belief that you can put an engine on just about anything and race it. The game allows players to race unconventional vehicles created from everyday objects such as shopping carts and dumpsters outfitted with custom weapons in a humorous action-packed run to the finish line. Two of the eccentric characters, Husky Hank and Megaton, are featured on the hood of the #36 Chevy. Husky Hank uses his fast tractor to mow down the competition in record times and Megaton, a former military officer, barrels around the track on a high-speed bomb.(TBR), see an image of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(4-11-20102)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet continues sponsorship of Blaney: Ollie's Bargain Outlet will add a fourth race of primary sponsorship of Tommy Baldwin Racing's #36 Chevy to the schedule. Dave Blaney will get behind the wheel of the # 36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevrolet for 500 laps at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of America's largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, joined TBR for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 and returned to the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy in Phoenix and Vegas. Due to customer support and good exposure during the three events, the Pennsylvania-based company expanded their program with TBR to include the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(3-28-2012)
TBR and Blaney get 8-race sponsorship: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) signed a deal with SealWrap and Widow Wax for eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in the 2012 season. Blaney will debut the #36 SealWrap/Widow Wax Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. Welch & Wilson Motorsports, the parent company of SealWrap, will partner with Dave and Ryan Blaney, as well as TBR, throughout the season. SealWrap will be the primary partner for Ryan Blaney's six NNS starts, including his NNS debut at Richmond International Raceway next month. SealWrap partnered with DB Racing and Ryan Blaney last season in select NKNPS races. Jeff Welch and Curt Wilson, owners of Welch & Wilson Motorsports, have once again searched out of the box to bring together Widow Wax and SealWrap in a joint venture to help promote their brands. "We are excited about the opportunities TBR have given us to present our products on such a grand stage as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series," said Welch. The #36 team is currently 20th in NSCS Owner Points and working to stay in the top-35 to be locked into the race at Martinsville April 1st. Dave Blaney's best finish this year is a 15th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway. The #36 SealWrap/Widow Wax Chevy Schedule: Bristol in March; Richmond in April; Darlington in May; Kentucky in June; Indy in July, Bristol in August and Chicago and New Hampshire in Sept.(TBR) , see images of the scheme on the #36 Team Schemes page.(3-14-2012)
400 starts for Blaney: This weekend's start will mark Dave Blaney's 400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career start. The 1995 World of Outlaws Champion has raced in over 1,700 races in NASCAR and sprint car racing throughout his career.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(3-9-2012)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet returning to Tommy Baldwin Racing at Vegas: Ollie's Bargain Outlet will extend their partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing to support the Sprint Cup Series team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dave Blaney will pilot the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy as he attempts to clinch a spot in the Kobalt Tools 400. Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of America's largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, joined TBR for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 and returned to the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Due to customer support and good exposure in Daytona and Phoenix, the Pennsylvania-based company expanded their program with TBR to include the Kobalt Tools 400 at LVMS.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(3-8-2012)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet returns to sponsor Blaney: On the coattails of great exposurein the Daytona 500, Ollie's Bargain Outlet will return to Tommy Baldwin Racing this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway as primary sponsor of Dave Blaney and the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy in the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of America's largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, joined TBR for the 54th running of the Daytona 500. An unexpected incident with a jet dryer led to a two-hour red flag with the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevrolet in the lead. The unexpected circumstance garnered TBR and Ollie's Bargain Outlet substantial exposure during a peak time of the broadcast. Due to the success of the partnership at the Daytona 500, the Pennsylvania-based company decided to extend the relationship with TBR and Blaney.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(2-29-2012)
TMone joins Tommy Baldwin Racing for the Daytona 500: TMone, a U.S. Call Center Insourcing firm, will join Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) for the 54th Annual Daytona 500. TMone, pronounced T-M-one, will be an associate sponsor of the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy driven by Dave Blaney in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener. TMone is one of Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Headquartered in Iowa City, IA with offices in Des Moines, Iowa, North Sioux City, S.D., and Spearfish, S.D., TMone's resources are strategically centric to the Midwest.(TBR)(2-25-2012)
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Teams Up with Tommy Baldwin Racing for Daytona 500: Ollie's Bargain Outlet will join Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) as primary sponsor for the #36 Ollie's Bargain Outlet Chevy and Dave Blaney at the Daytona 500 on February 26. The sponsorship will be the company's third venture in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Ollie's Bargain Outlet is one of America's largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise. The Pennsylvania-based company currently operates 114 stores in 12 states and has previously sponsored other drivers in various NASCAR series. "We're excited to support Dave Blaney and TBR and to have a part in the Daytona 500," says Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie's Bargain Outlet. "A lot of our customers are NASCAR fans, so it will be great for them to see our car out on the track." Blaney had to qualify into last season's Daytona 500. He made the race, led three laps and finished 26th in the 2011 Daytona 500. He will once again attempt to qualify for the Great American race this season for his 23rd start at the 2.5-mile speedway. "We are thrilled to have Ollie's come on board for this year's Daytona 500," said Tommy Baldwin. "We were pleased with our superspeedway efforts last year and feel like we can build on that for this season. With Ollie's joining for the biggest race of the season, it is a win-win for all of us. They have worked with Dave in the past, and we are excited to have them as part of our program at TBR." Blaney will qualify for the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 19 and compete in the Gatorade Duels Thursday, February 23 to attempt to race in the 2012 Daytona 500.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(2-10-2012)
Pemberton hired by Baldwin Racing: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) hired Ryan Pemberton to lead the #36 team as crew chief for Dave Blaney. Pemberton will join the team as they attempt to make the 54th Annual Daytona 500 February 26. The #36 team's 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) schedule is still being finalized as the team seeks funding for all 36 events. Pemberton comes from a family of racers. The Saratoga, N.Y., native started out sweeping floors at Roush Fenway Racing and worked his way up to a NSCS crew chief in 1997. Most recently, he served as crew chief for Brian Vickers at Red Bull Racing. During his career as a NSCS crew chief, he compiled two wins, 21 top-fives, 92 top-10s and 15 poles. "I'm thrilled to join Tommy Baldwin Racing," explained Pemberton. "TBR has shown a lot of growth in a short time, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of stepping up the program this year. Tommy, Dave and I all come from families of racing and have similar backgrounds, so I think it will be a good fit." In 2012, TBR plans to compete with two NSCS teams and a part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series team. The team would like to increase the number of races in both the NSCS and NNS schedules, provided more sponsorship can be found.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(2-6-2012)
Danica to get owner points from Baldwin? Reutimann in the #10? UPDATES: Danica Patrick will be a guaranteed starter in the 2012 Daytona 500, using owner points from Tommy Baldwin Racing.
Multiple sources say a deal is nearly complete to make Patrick a guaranteed starter in Stewart Haas Racing's #10 Chevy in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season opener, using owner points accrued last season by driver Dave Blaney in TBR's #36 Chevy. Blaney will now be forced to qualify for the "Great American Race" on time.
Patrick is scheduled to run approximately 10 Sprint Cup races this season, and TBR driver David Reutimann will run many of the events Patrick does not; also in the #10 machine. While Patrick will drive Stewart Haas cars purchased from Hendrick Motorsports in her 10 races, Reutimann will steer Baldwin's cars in his outings. TBR will reportedly receive technical and pit crew support from SHR as part of the deal.(Sirius Speedway)(1-30-2012)
UPDATE: Go ahead and pencil Danica Patrick into the Daytona 500 starting lineup. Stewart Haas Racing has finalized an alliance with Tommy Baldwin Racing that guarantees Patrick a starting spot in the Sprint Cup opener and keeps her #10 car on the track for the entire Cup schedule, team owner Tommy Baldwin said on Tuesday. Patrick will be locked into the Feb. 26 race with the owner's points accumulated last season by TBR driver Dave Blaney, who was 33rd. The top 35 in owner's points from last season are guaranteed a starting spot in the first five races, meaning Blaney now will have to qualify his way into the 500 field. Since Patrick is scheduled to compete in only 10 Cup races while participating fulltime in the Nationwide Series, TBR driver David Reutimann will drive the remaining 26 races in the 10 car. The goal is to keep the 10 locked into the top 35 so Patrick will be guaranteed a starting spot for the first five races of 2013 when she runs her first full Cup schedule. TBR will receive technical and pit crew support as a part of the deal. Baldwin said there were no conflicts with NASCAR or Chevrolet in having Patrick use Hendrick Motorsports engines as all the SHR cars do and Reutimann using Earnhardt-Childress Engines as all TBR cars do. Greg Zipadelli will remain the crew chief for Patrick's Cup races. Baldwin said he and Zipadelli will work with Reutimann in the other 26. Reutimann will not drive another TBR car in the non-Patrick races. Baldwin said this is all about getting Patrick "prepared for 2013."(ESPN.com)(1-31-2012)
UPDATE 2: Stewart-Haas Racing has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing where TBR will field the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevy for all 10 of Danica Patrick's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2012. The alliance guarantees a starting spot for Patrick in her Sprint Cup debut – the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. TBR's #36 car, which finished the 2011 season 33rd in points, becomes the #10 for 2012. For the 26 races where Patrick is not scheduled to drive, David Reutimann will pilot the #10 car. TBR has sponsorship inventory available for these 26 races.(Stewart-Haas Racing)(1-31-2012)
Baldwin & Stewart could work out owners points deal: Stewart Haas Racing needs points for #10-Danica Patrick, who will run a limited Cup schedule for the organization in 2012. Team co-owner Tony Stewart said last week the organization is still figuring out what it will do. The simplest option would be transfer the points of Tony Stewart to Patrick. Stewart could then rely on a past champion's provisional if for some reason he failed qualify for one of the first five races until the sixth race when 2012 owner points are used to determine the 35 guaranteed spots. The other benefit is that if qualifying gets rained out in any of the other races Patrick attempts during 2012, she gets in the race because she has owner points of a car that won in 2011. There has been speculation that SHR would put together a deal with Tommy Baldwin Racing, possibly for points from the #36 car (33rd in 2011 owner points) to be transferred to Patrick. But it also could include a partnership where TBR would field a #10 car for David Reutimann in the 26 races in which Patrick doesn't compete, thus allowing that car to continue to earn owner points all season. Team owner Tommy Baldwin, though, said last week that a deal SHR would be "news to me."(Scenedaily.com)(1-17-2012)
Reutimann joins Tommy Baldwin Racing: Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) added NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver David Reutimann to the team's 2012 driver lineup alongside Dave Blaney. Still seeking sponsorship for both Reutimann and Blaney, details regarding car number, sponsors and team members will follow in the upcoming weeks. "Tommy has built a really good organization from the ground up in a really short amount of time," said Reutimann. "One of the things I like about Tommy and what's refreshing about him is that he is just a racer. There are lots of things he could be doing but instead he is at the shop every day working hard to build the organization from the ground up. There are not a lot of true racers in the garage, and he is one of them. It's the way I was raised with my Dad, so we are on the same page. I'm just really looking forward to the season and see what we can do." TBR competed in every event in the 36-race NSCS schedule in 2011 and raced into the top-35 in NSCS Owner Points, meeting the team's 2011 season goals. Blaney drove to the team's best finish of third in the October event at Talladega Superspeedway. The team also fielded a second car for five events in the second half of the season.
"Reutimann will be a great addition to our program and to Dave Blaney," commented team owner Tommy Baldwin. "Last season, we met our goal of running the entire schedule and making the top-35 in points. This season, our goals is to continue our progress on the competition side. Having two veteran drivers in Reutimann and Blaney is a very important step in our program's growth. We are still working on finding funding for next year, but having a car guaranteed in the first five races, including the Daytona 500, is a big step for our team. We had success last year with our partners. Although Golden Corral will not return in 2012, they were very happy with the exposure they received. We hope they have shown other companies the value of our program and that our program will once again align with their business objectives."
TBR competed in every race and locked the #36 Chevy in the top-35 in NSCS Owner Points. TBR also fielded a second [#35 Chevy] car for select races in the past two seasons with multiple drivers.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)
MORE: Reutimann agreed to a one-year deal for 2012. Baldwin will start the season as Reutimann's crew chief, while veteran chief mechanic Philippe Lopez would again work with Blaney. Reutimann said he and Baldwin had discussed their schedule, with start-and-parking not in their plans. "As we talked [Monday] we're looking at 26 races -- not a full season but that's something we're obviously angling towards and trying to do and we're going there to race," Reutimann said. "They have a great group of guys over there who are really working their butts off and it's really cool. It's gonna be a different side of things, but I think it'll be a good fit for me. Baldwin said on Monday that sponsorships for the full seasons and which car numbers his two drivers will use were still being determined, "we've got some things etched on paper and hopefully we can get those announced and move ahead." Accell Construction, which has been with Baldwin in limited appearances the past couple seasons, has already committed to the team. Baldwin said his team would bring a new car to the season-opening test at Daytona Jan. 12-14, probably with Blaney driving "to see how it compares to the field." Reutimann said he has also been talking to some Camping World Truck Series owners about some 2012 races in that series.(NASCAR.com)(1-3-2011)
AND Tommy Baldwin Racing has also signed an agreement to run Earnhardt Childress Racing engines for the 2012 season.(FoxSports)(1-3-2011)
Blaney and Bodine switch cars for rest of year: Tommy Baldwin Racing drivers Dave Blaney and Geoffrey Bodine will swap numbers and crews starting this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in an effort to continue to build TBR and give the team the best chance to qualify both cars for Sunday's event. Dave Blaney will drive the #35 Big Red Chevy and attempt to qualify for the AAA Texas 500. Geoffrey Bodine will pilot the #36 Luke & Associates Chevy and is guaranteed a starting spot in Sunday's race. Both cars will compete for kids to eat free in Golden Corral's â"Racing for America's Families" promotion, where kids eat free on Monday, November 7th if either car finishes in the top-10. The teams will keep the switch for the final two events of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Blaney will drive the #35 Golden Corral Chevy and attempt to qualify for both events at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bodine will stay in the #36 Luke & Associates Chevy and be guaranteed a spot in both events.(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(11-2-2011)
Blaney and Leicht to Swap Rides at Richmond: In an effort to put the team's best foot forward, Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will swap drivers for the event at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. Veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney will pilot the #35 Pepsi Max Chevy and attempt to qualify for the Wonderful Pistachios 400. Rookie Stephen Leicht will wheel the #36 Golden Corral Chevy in the 400-mile event. Both cars will be competing for kids to eat free in Golden Corral's "Racing for America's Family" promotion, in which kids eat free on Monday, September 12th if either car finishes in the top-10. In preparation for the race at Richmond, the TBR #35 team tested with Leicht during two sessions at Gresham Motorsports Park. Blaney attended the first session with the team. Both drivers showed good speed. Leicht showed improvement during the second test session, and the team is confident he can have a good run next weekend. "With Dave's 14 years of experience in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his proven ability to qualify for races, we felt like swapping cars was best for our partners and will give us the best opportunity to get both cars in the field," explained TBR owner Tommy Baldwin. "I have full confidence in Stephen's abilities, and he was very successful at the test. We just didn't want his inexperience in Cup cars to affect both cars making the event. Both drivers are team players and understand how important it is for the future of TBR for both cars to make the field this weekend. Dave is a standup guy and understands that giving Stephen the opportunity to show his talent in a TBR racecar will help our team's future."(Tommy Baldwin Racing)(9-7-2011)
Blaney develops kidney stones: per SceneDaily's Bob Pockrass twiiter: Mike Skinner will be in the #36 today; Dave Blaney in the #60 as Blaney developed kidney stones last night, the 60 car was going to start-and-park so Blaney will start and pull it in.(9-6-2011)