Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advance: Chicagoland Speedway
Race: GEICO 400
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 27 of 36
Track: Chicagoland Speedway
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Date: September 16, 2012
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will head to the Windy City for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ (NSCS) only stop at Chicagoland Speedway. Dave Blaney will drive the No. 36 Chevrolet in the GEICO 400 Sunday, September 16.
TBR AT CHICAGO – TBR made three starts at Chicagoland Speedway. Casey Mears posted the team’s best start of 35th. Blaney tallied the team’s best finish of 33rd in last fall’s event. This season the team competed at nine events at 1.5-mile racetracks and improved the program from last season. Most recently, Blaney drove the No. 36 Chevrolet at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway where he started from the 22nd position and finished in 25th place.
BLANEY AT CHICAGO– Blaney made nine starts at Chicagoland Speedway in his NSCS career. He scored his best start of seventh in 2002. He tallied his best finish of 12th place in 2001. Last season, he drove from the 39th starting spot to a 33rd-place finish.
CHASSIS NO. 304 – Blaney will drive chassis No. 304. The chassis was recently purchased from Richard Childress Racing and will be making its debut for the team.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 33 Chevrolet held onto the 35th position in NSCS Owner Points. The team is locked into the top-35 by 124 points and trails 32nd place by 12 points. Blaney also held onto the 33rd position in NSCS Driver Points. He is 62 points behind A.J. Allmendinger and 22 points ahead of teammate David Reutimann.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
Dave Blaney Quotes:
ON RACING THIS WEEKEND – “I’m looking forward to this weekend. We are running a new chassis we just bought from RCR, so hopefully, we can make a stride forward with that. The Chase starts this weekend too. I like watching to see how it unfolds. I really like the format. The first few weeks each team has a chance to put themselves in the hunt for the title. So, it should be a good weekend.”
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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