Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series Advance: Iowa Speedway
Race: U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System
NASCAR Nationwide Series: 20 of 33
Track: Iowa Speedway
Track Length: .875 miles
Date: August 4, 2012
John Blankenship will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) this weekend. The West Virginia native will pilot the No. 44 COAL/Save Our Country Chevrolet in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System.
TBR AT IOWA – This weekend will mark TBR’s first start at Iowa Speedway. To prepare for the team and driver debut, TBR had a two-day test at Nashville Speedway, where Blankenship not only got comfortable in the stock car, he also practice live pit stops.
BLANKENSHIP’S IOWA DEBUT – Blankenship will make his NNS debut this weekend at Iowa Speedway. The dirt racer has made five ARCA starts and scored a sixth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway this season. He also made one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start at Columbus Motor Speedway.
CHASSIS NO. 502 – The TBR NNS team will bring chassis No. 502 to Iowa Speedway. The chassis was purchased from Richard Childress Racing during the offseason.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
John Blankenship Quotes:
ON MAKING HIS NATIONWIDE DEBUT – “I’m thrilled to make my NASCAR debut this weekend. The test this week really helped make me feel more comfortable in the car. I’m eager to get out on track and see what Iowa Speedway feels like. I’m looking for a solid finish this weekend and some good seat time.”
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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