Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advance: Martinsville Speedway
Race: Goody’s Fast Relief 500
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 6 of 36
Track: Martinsville Speedway
Track Length: .526 miles
Date: April 1, 2012
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) has both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) cars locked into the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 as the series switches to 2012 owner points this weekend. David Reutimann will wheel the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet. Dave Blaney will return to the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet to run 500 laps at Martinsville Speedway.
TBR AT MARTINSVILLE – Since the team’s inception in 2009, TBR made six starts at Martinsville Speedway. TBR’s best start was 29th with Blaney last spring. The team’s best finish came in 2011 when Blaney finished 23rd in the fall event.
LOCKED IN THE SHOW – Following the Auto Club 400 this weekend, NASCAR will utilize the 2012 top-35 in NSCS Owner Points to lock the field beginning at Martinsville Speedway. Reutimann is currently 34th in NSCS Owner Points, five points inside of the top-35. Blaney is locked into the top-35 with a 28th-place spot.
LAST RACE RECAP: AUTO CLUB 400 – TBR locked both cars in the top-35 in NSCS Owner Points with the team’s finishes at Auto Club Speedway. Reutimann started 18th and made adjustments to the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet to finish 27th in the rain-shortened race. Blaney started 34th in the No. 36 Chevrolet and worked on the handling of TBR’s first in-house chassis to finish in 33rd place.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
David Reutimann – No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet
REUTIMANN AT MARTINSVILLE – Reutimann made 10 starts at Martinsville Speedway in his NSCS career. The Zephyrhills, Fla., native made one top-five and three top-10 starts. His best finish was 15th in the 2011 spring event.
ACCELL CONSTRUCTION – Accell Construction made a three-race commitment with Tommy Baldwin Racing adding to the Oklahoma-based company’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) program. David Reutimann will pilot the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway. The 20-year-old company sponsored the No. 10 Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway. Continuing to see an increase in interest of the company, Accell Construction decided to extend their relationship with the NSCS team.
CHASSIS NO. 297 – Reutimann will pilot the No. 297 chassis, which he also drove at Phoenix International Raceway this season. TBR debuted chassis No. 297 with Blaney at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2011. Blaney also piloted the chassis at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the 2011 NSCS Season Finale where he finished 28th. TBR purchased the chassis from Richard Childress Racing during the 2011 season.
IN THE POINTS – Reutimann’s 27th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway moved the No. 10 team up to the 34th position in NSCS Owner Points. The team is tied with the No. 33 Chevrolet in 35th and 12 points behind the No. 34. Reutimann fell to the 32nd spot in NSCS Driver Points. He is tied with David Ragan in 31st and 17 points ahead of Travis Kvapil in 33rd.
David Reutimann Quotes:
ON RACING AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY – “Not having to qualify into the show this weekend is a pretty big deal. Martinsville has been a place where I have ran well but not finished well. Hopefully, we can get that turned around this weekend. We have had some decent runs the last few weeks, once we got the mishaps out of the way.”
Dave Blaney – No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet
BLANEY AT MARTINSVILLE – Blaney made 22 starts at the .526-mile short track since his debut in 2000. Blaney collected two top-10 starts, four top-20 finishes and led 34 laps. The Buckeye Bullet had his career-best start of sixth in the fall race in 2006 with Bill Davis Racing. He collected his career-best finish of 16th in the 2005 spring race driving for Richard Childress Racing.
OLLIE’S BARGAIN OUTLET – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet added a fourth race of primary sponsorship of TBR’s No. 36 Chevrolet to the company’s schedule with primary sponsorship this weekend. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, joined TBR for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 and returned to the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet in Phoenix and Vegas. Due to customer support and good exposure during the three events, the Pennsylvania-based company expanded their program with TBR to include the Goody’s Fast Relief 500.
CHASSIS NO. 78 – Blaney will pilot chassis No. 78 this weekend. In the 2011 season, he drove the chassis in the Martinsville fall event where he finished 23rd and at six other events. His best finish in the chassis was 19th at Richmond International Raceway last fall.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 is now 28th in NSCS Owner Points. The team is tied with the No. 5 Chevrolet in 27th and six points ahead of the No. 13 in 29th place. Blaney also fell to 28th in NSCS Driver Points. He is tied with Kasey Kahne in 27th and six points ahead of Casey Mears.
Dave Blaney Quotes:
ON RACING AT MARTINSVILLE – “Martinsville is a very small and unique tracks compared to the other tracks the ‘Cup series runs. We are locked in this week, which is really nice after having to qualify for the first five races. I’m very happy we made it into the top-35 and proud at the improvement TBR has showed this year.”
About Accell Construction:
Accell Construction, Inc. operates as a full service site civil contractor for the petroleum terminal and bulk storage industries and specializes in tank farm construction, tank foundations and other related site civil construction. Accell Construction’s clients know they can expect excellent safety, reliability and top-notch job performance. Accell, whose projects are always in budget and completed early, enjoys a 20-year reputation that is second to none.
Oklahoma based Accell Construction operates civil construction projects in numerous states across the U.S. and has constructed some of the largest petroleum storage facilities built in the U.S. in the last 15 years.
Accell benefits from a team of employees who bring decades of civil experience. The Accell team, many of whom have been with the company since inception, is committed to excellence and safety. All field personnel are also required to be TWIC certified. Accell has a well-known reputation in the petroleum storage industry for performing the highest quality work—always in an expedient, but safe manner.
For more information on Accell Construction, visit www.accellconstructioninc.com.
About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise. Famous for its signature catchphrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s offers a huge variety of famous brand name merchandise at up to 70 percent off the regular retail price, and the assortment is always changing. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates 114 stores in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Visit www.ollies.us for additional information.
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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