Dave Blaney’s Florida Lottery Team Cash Out of Daytona with a Top-20 Finish

Mooresville, NC (February 25, 2013) - Dave Blaney and the No. 7 Florida Lottery Chevrolet SS team will return from Daytona International Speedway feeling like a winner after a 17th-place finish in the Great American Race.

Veteran crew chief and team owner Tommy Baldwin, Jr. was back on top of the pit box as Sunday’s race marked the first in which he would be the crew chief on the No. 7. Together with Blaney, the two hit their strides to develop a strategy to be in contention when the checkered flag flew.

Blaney fought a loose condition after taking fuel only during the third caution of the day, but neither Baldwin nor Blaney called for any adjustments throughout the race. He was happiest with his car after four-tire stops, in which he would be quiet over the radio. As the laps wound down and the action on the track built up, he chose to ride around on the bottom lane to avoid any incidents. In the end, the strategy worked, and he brought the No. 7 home in 17th.

“The Florida Lottery Chevrolet SS was really fast in the draft today,” said Blaney. “Any time you can leave here with a top-20 finish and a racecar in one piece, it’s a pretty good feeling.”

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GENE

02/25/2013 at 2:27 PM

WAY TO GO TBR , CONGRATS TO DAVE AND J.J. FOR A GREAT – GREAT DAY AND MANY MORE LIKE THIS , IT TOOK A COUPLE OF YEARS BUT YOUR TEAMS ARE LOOKING FAST AND VERY COMPETITIVE.

J K

02/25/2013 at 9:15 PM

Just wanted to say congrats on a strong run and finish from a RG fan. It was good to see the #7 on the track again even though it was under a different flag and driver. Wish much sucess for your team and Dave Blaney and I will continue to root for the driver of the famed #7

Brian S

02/26/2013 at 2:07 AM

Congrats to both TBR drivers on solid Daytona finishes in the new Gen 6 cars. Good luck at Phoenix!

Steve Alfred

02/27/2013 at 8:26 PM

Great job in the “Great American Race”…TBR 7 & 36…on to PIR

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