Tommy Baldwin Racing: Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race News and Notes
Event/Date: Coca-Cola 600 – May 26, 2013
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC)
Track Length: 1.5 mile
Race Distance: 400 laps/600 miles
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Mooresville, NC (May 22, 2013) - The Coca-Cola 600 is not only a home race for all of NASCAR but it is also the longest race of the season. This weekend’s race is not only a fan favorite, but also one where NASCAR Welcomes Home the Troops. Both Yeley and Blaney will be participating in hosting an honorary guest this weekend as part of the Memorial Day weekend festivities.
Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 36 Chevy is proud to announce that World TradeX has signed on for one more race as an associate sponsor for JJ Yeley. World TradeX is a corporate barter company recently formed by executives with over 40 years of experience. The company’s headquarters is based in Florida, and operates nationwide in over 27 countries worldwide.
Blaney’s history at Charlotte: Blaney has 25 starts at the 1.5 mile track with an average finish of 27.2.
Yeley’s history at Charlotte: Yeley has 10 starts, with an impressive second place finish in 2007. His average finish is 28.5.
Blaney on the 600: “Last weekend was a great opportunity for us to get the No. 7 SANY America Chevy SS ready for this weekend’s race. We learned a lot during the practice session and showdown; we have some good notes and are ready to go for 600 long miles on Sunday afternoon.”
Yeley on the 600: “It’s been nice being home this week, not just for myself, but for the entire TBR team. These guys at the shop have been working very hard to get the No. 36 Chevy SS ready to go for the Coca-Cola 600. We are also looking forward to having the guys from World TradeX back on the car again this weekend. It’s going to be a long race on Sunday, but we are energized and ready to go!”
Crew Chief/Team Owner Tommy Baldwin on racing in the Coca-Cola 600: “This is a long grueling race for not only the drivers and crew members but for our cars as well. The goal of a solid finish at the end of 600 miles is taking care of your equipment – I know my drivers can do just that.”
TBR by the numbers: Heading into the longest race of the 2013 season, Dave Blaney is currently 30th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings while teammate JJ Yeley currently sits 32nd.