Engine Woes End David Reutimann’s Day Early at New Hampshire
Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet finished 33rd
LOUDON, N.H. (July 16, 2012) – David Reutimann finished in 33rd-place in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 after an engine failure ended his day early. Reutimann started from the 26th position in the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and battled the car’s handling before the engine expired on lap 229.
Reutimann took the green flag from the 26th position on Sunday. By lap 12, the Zephyrhills, Fla., native radioed that the car had low voltage and was loose into the corner. By lap 15, the No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet fell to the 29th spot. As the run went on, he began posting laps as fast as the leader when he was in clean air. He moved into the 27th position by lap 45.
On lap 50, he told the crew that the No. 10 Chevrolet was still free on entry and would not turn in the corner. Crew Chief Ryan Pemberton called the Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet down pit road on lap 65 for a green-flag pit stop. The crew changed four tires and made a wedge adjustment.
The No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet returned to the track in the 27th position. On lap 90, NASCAR Officials called a caution for debris on the one-mile track. Reutimann held the 28th position, a lap down. Pemberton called Reutimann down pit road for a four-tire stop, and the No. 10 Chevrolet restarted 28th on lap 94.
On lap 104, Reutimann radioed that the No. 10 was very free and about to spin out, while the voltage was still low. He held on during the next run and fell to the 30th position by lap 120. As the run continued, the handling improved, and he drove the No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet into the 26th position by lap 150.
Pemberton called the No. 10 down pit road for the team’s third stop on lap 158. The crew made a four-tire stop and trackbar adjustment under green flag conditions. The No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet returned to the track in the 28th position. The car continued to struggle with the voltage while Reutimann ran in the 28th position until NASCAR Officials called another caution for debris on the track on lap 191.
Reutimann drove down pit road, and the No. 10 team changed four tires. The TBR team restarted in the 29th position on lap 197. By lap 211, Reutimann radioed that the car was really struggling with the handling, more than on any other run. He continued on lap 221 that the voltage was still fluctuating. On lap 229, the engine expired on the No. 10 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet. Reutimann finished 33rd.
The No. 10 team is currently 32nd in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Owner Points and locked into the top-35 by 110 points. The team is 31 points behind the No. 38 and seven points ahead of the No. 83. Reutimann is 33rd in NSCS Driver Points. He is trailing Landon Cassill by 10 points and ahead of teammate Dave Blaney by eight points.
“We struggled a bit with the handling but could have had a decent finish,” explained Reutimann. “It was disappointing that we couldn’t finish the race. Tommy’s team is usually good here, so I think we had a chance of improving the handling for a solid finish. Thanks to Mohawk Northeast, Relyco and TMone for their support. We’ll go out and try to make something happen at Indy in two weeks.”
Reutimann and the No. 10 team will have a weekend off and return to racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 29.
About Mohawk Northeast:
Specializing in heavy construction and marine construction, as well as tugboat transportation, Mohawk Northeast, Inc. is a Connecticut-based construction company that offers its valued clients cost-effective, efficient solutions founded on engineering expertise. Our turnkey construction services also include facilities maintenance and fabrication and coating.
Family-owned and operated since 1967, our company draws strength from its stable work environment and passionate people. Our team’s collective qualifications allow us to properly pre-engineer projects at the bidding stage – saving time, money and effort during construction.
Mohawk Northeast is a proud organization of builders that believe in strength, stability and smarts. Our construction company continues to grow as a family-owned and operated company under the leadership of Allan Heinke, President, since 1968. Many of our team members have been employed with us for decades, creating reliability and continuity for our clients.
We believe our success is due to our distinct difference – engineering expertise throughout the project cycle. Our project teams – from our vice president of operations to assistant superintendents – maintain real-world expertise in engineering, which creates invaluable economies of scale during the bidding, planning and construction phases. Our practical experience and industry knowledge allow us to save you capital by estimating correctly to build on time, on spec and on budget.
For more information, visit www.mohawknortheast.com.
With over 20,000 customers worldwide, Relyco is a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions, including custom digital packaging, waterproof paper, ePayment software, carbonless laser forms, and more. As one of the largest distributors of laser and digital applications, including laser checks and other high-security documents, Relyco’s long-standing membership in the ASC X9AB check processing committee and extensive experience with fraud prevention strategies and new forms technologies positions it as the most innovative leader in the business printing solutions field. Relyco’s customers include Google, PepsiCo, Samsung, Adobe and Microsoft.
For more information, please visit http://www.relyco.com/.
TMone (pronounced T-M-one) is a leading in the USA call center business process outsourcing / insourcing firm specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Inside Sales and Customer Service Selling (CSS). When it comes to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) customer interactions, TMone is unsurpassed in its ability to provide best in class results in performance, cost containment, quality, and client satisfaction. This approach has made it one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America five years in a row. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa with additional service delivery facilities in Des Moines, Iowa, Dakota Dunes and Spearfish, South Dakota TMone is Now Hiring for positions to support Fortune 500 companies. To learn more about TMone visit, http://TMone.com or TMone’s NASCAR Racing Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TMoneRacing).
About Tommy Baldwin Racing:
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin formed Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) in 2009. Baldwin utilized a declining economy to open a NSCS team with a stringent budget. The team worked to build to full-time competition, and by the 2011 season, the team’s third season, TBR competed in every race and locked the No. 36 Chevrolet in the top-35 in NSCS Owner Points. Dave Blaney drove the No. 36 Chevrolet to TBR’s highest finish of third in the October 2011 event at Talladega Superspeedway. TBR also fielded a second car for select races in the past two seasons with multiple drivers.
Based in Mooresville, N.C., TBR will compete in the NSCS in 2012 with NASCAR veterans David Reutimann and Dave Blaney. The team will also compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Ryan Blaney, Bobby Santos and Ryan Truex.
For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit tommybaldwinracing.com or follow us on Facebook, facebook.com/TBR.HBR, and Twitter, twitter.com/TBR_Racing.
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