Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series Advance: Daytona International Speedway
Race: Drive4COPD 300
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 1 of 33
Track: Daytona International Speedway
Date: February 25, 2012
Ryan Truex will pilot the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) No. 36 Chevrolet in the team’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Truex is set to qualify for the Drive4COPD 300 Friday, February 24.
TBR NATIONWIDE SERIES DEBUT – The start at DIS will mark TBR’s first NNS start. The team is scheduled to run eight races this season with drivers Ryan Truex, Ryan Blaney and Bobby Santos.
TRUEX’S DEBUT AT DAYTONA – Truex made 24 starts in the NNS series in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He collected one top-five and five top-10 finishes. This start will be the Mayetta, N.J., native’s first superspeedway start.
GRIME BOSS – Grime Boss, a new brand from Nice-Pak Products, Inc., will sponsor the No. 36 Chevrolet this weekend for the NNS race in Daytona. Nice-Pak, founded in 1955 and headquartered in Orangeburg, NY is the largest global producer of pre-moistened wipes, including brands such as the original Wet-Nap® Moist Towelletes, Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes, and Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes. Look for Grime Boss at www.grimeboss.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GrimeBoss.
CHASSIS NO. 501 – The rookie NNS team will compete with Chassis No. 501 this weekend. The chassis was bought from Red Bull Racing.
BRAD PARROTT – NNS veteran crew chief Brad Parrott will head the team of young drivers, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Truex and Bobby Santos, in an eight-race schedule for the No. 36 Chevrolet. Parrott brings more than 20 years of knowledge to the rookie NNS program. He has worked as crew chief and car chief for many successful teams in both series, including Yates Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Roush Fenway Racing. Parrott complied 18 wins as a NNS crew chief. He won the 1999 NSCS Championship as the car chief at Yates Racing, where he compiled 23 victories in his five-year tenure as Car Chief of the team.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and liking facebook.com/TBR.HBR. You can also follow updates from Ryan Truex at twitter.com/Ryan_Truex.
Ryan Truex Quotes:
ON MAKING HIS DAYTONA DEBUT – “I’m happy to be back in a racecar. I was back and forth between teams last year, so it is nice to be in a car for the first race of this season. I’m excited about racing at a superspeedway. This is my first restrictor plate race and first start at Daytona. It’s something I’ve never done, but it looks like a lot of fun. Superspeedway racing is something I need to learn as I progress in my career. Hopefully, I can find myself a good partner to work with and have a good finish at the end.”
Tommy Baldwin Quotes:
ON THE NEW NATIONWIDE TEAM – “We are really working hard to develop young talent. The Nationwide series is a great place for young drivers to learn the ropes and compete at the same tracks as the ‘Cup series. It is important to give these kids opportunities to showcase their talents for their future and for the future of TBR. We are thrilled for that to start this weekend with Ryan Truex at Daytona.”
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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