Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advance: Dover International Speedway
Race: AAA 400
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 29 of 36
Track: Dover International Speedway
Track Length: 1 mile
Date: September 30, 2012
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) return to Dover International Speedway for the third race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ (NSCS) Chase for the Sprint Cup. J.J. Yeley will pilot the No. 36 Drive Sober. Arrive Alive DE Chevrolet in the 400-mile event.
TBR AT DOVER – TBR made eight starts at Dover International Speedway. Dave Blaney drove to the team’s best finish of 26th last season. Mike Skinner posted the team’s best start of 34th in the TBR’s debut in 2009.
YELEY AT DOVER – Yeley has 11 NSCS starts at the “Monster Mile.” He tallied his best finish of 24th in 2008 and best start of 14th in 2006. Yeley also made seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts. He collected two top-10 starts and two top-10 finishes in his seven starts.
CHASSIS NO. 304 – Yeley will drive chassis No. 304. The chassis was recently purchased from Richard Childress Racing. Blaney drove the chassis in its TBR debut at Chicagoland Speedway this season.
DRIVE SOBER. ARRIVE ALIVE DE – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) will adorn the No. 36 Drive Sober. Arrive Alive DE Chevrolet in the AAA 400. The OHS has a full weekend of activities at the track, including a display in the FanZone. The OHS is committed to developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries on Delaware highways. The advertising program at Dover International Speedway is part of their education and outreach activities in the community to promote safe driving. The OHS wants everyone to drive safe and Arrive Alive. Visit www.DUIrealtime.com for public information on the campaign.
TRACKSIDE – Yeley will appear on SPEED’s NASCAR Trackside Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m. EST. Trackside will be filmed live on the SPEED stage, which is set in the FanZone, located just outside turn four of the track.
MEET YELEY – Fans will have two opportunities to meet Yeley this weekend. Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m., Yeley will be signing autographs outside Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House in the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. On Sunday, September 29, Yeley will sign autographs and race tricycles with impairment goggles at the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display, located in the FanZone, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 Chevrolet is 35th in the NSCS Owner Points. The team is 119 points ahead of the No. 21 in 36th place and 22 points behind the No. 32 in the 34th position.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
J.J. Yeley Quotes:
ON RACING THIS WEEKEND – “I’m thrilled to be racing for TBR this weekend and representing the Delaware Office of Highway Safety,” Yeley said. “The OHS has a great mission. We have teamed up with them before, and I really enjoy helping them spread the message of safe driving.”
About Delaware Office of Highway Safety:
The Delaware Office of Highway Safety was established on July 19, 1968 by Executive Order 35. Although it is a state agency, the Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and its activities are primarily funded through federal grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Office of Highway Safety is committed to improving the safety of Delaware’s motoring public by focusing on behavioral traffic safety issues such as impaired driving, seat belt use, aggressive driving, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety and teen driving issues. As a Division of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, OHS like its sister agencies – the Delaware State Police, the Capitol Police, the Division of Alcohol, Tobacco Enforcement and DEMA – addresses public safety and driver behavior. Changes and improvements to infrastructure are the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
For more information, visit http://ohs.delaware.gov/.
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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