Dave Blaney: Auto Club Speedway Pre-Race News and Notes
Event/Date: Auto Club 400 – March 24, 2013
Track: Auto Club Speedway
Track Length: 2 mile
Race Distance: 200 laps/400 miles
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) and the No. 7 SANY America Chevy SS Team are heading west to Fontana, California. Dave Blaney will have his work cut out for him as he competes in the Auto Club 400 on Sunday afternoon; Auto Club Speedway is a high speed, two mile oval, that has proven to be a strong track for the Chevy Racing family.
SANY America: SANY continues their sponsorship of Dave Blaney and the No. 7 team as NASCAR heads to the Golden State. SANY America has signed for 14 races as the Primary sponsor. This weekend will mark the fourth consecutive race with Tommy Baldwin Racing and Dave Blaney.
Blaney’s history at Fontana: When it comes to racing in Fontana, Blaney has been there 18 times. His best finish came in 2002, when he ended the race in 9th position. Dave has an average finish on 31.2.
Blaney on Fontana: “Heading out to California is definitely what this No. 7 SANY America team needs. Last weekend we ran into bad luck at Bristol but we’re ready to move on and keep making the progress that the entire Tommy Baldwin Racing organization is capable of making. I have complete faith in my team and hopefully this weekend all of our hard work will pay off.”
Crew Chief/Team Owner Tommy Baldwin on Fontana: “This is our first 2-miler of the year and we feel like we’ve gotten enough good information thus far to be able to put a good car under Dave. Each week we are steadily progressing and that’s because of the long hours that the TBR team is putting in.”
Blaney by the numbers: Coming out of Bristol, where Blaney struggled with tire issues, he is 30th in the Sprint Cup Series standings, 100 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.
Did you know?: Blaney and team owner Tommy Baldwin go way back – Baldwin was a Crew Chief for Blaney at Bill Davis Racing.