Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advance: Texas Motor Speedway
Race: Samsung Mobile 500
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 7 of 36
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Date: April 14, 2012
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will head west to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ return to Primetime. David Reutimann have to qualify the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet for the Samsung Mobile 500. Dave Blaney will wheel the No. 36 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine Chevrolet for 334 laps Saturday evening.
TBR AT TEXAS – TBR made four starts at the Fort Worth track. Blaney tallied the team’s best start with a 36th-place starting spot in the 2011 fall race. He also achieved the team’s best finish of 30th in the 2011 spring event.
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 TEXAS – Reutimann made 25 starts at Texas Motor Speedway, nine in the NSCS. In the NSCS, he tallied one pole, one top-10 finish of 10th and three top-15 finishes since his debut in 2007. In his 10 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, he posted one pole and five top-10 finishes, with a best finish of sixth in 2007. He finished in the top-10 in five of his six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts. He is ranked 12th among the entries for this weekend’s race for posting the fastest lap during the race.
ACCELL CONSTRUCTION – Prior to Martinsville Speedway, 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. 356 – TBR bought Chassis No. 356 in the off-season from Richard Childress Racing. Reutimann drove the chassis at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway this season. At Vegas, he started in the 31st position, and a sparking wire in the cockpit relegated the team to a 31st-place finish. At California, he started 18th and finished in the 27th position.
QUALIFYING FOR THE SHOW – One point outside the top-35, Reutimann will have to qualify for the Samsung Mobile 500 this weekend. There are 47 entries for Saturday’s Primetime event, so 12 cars will have to qualify on time. Reutimann and the No. 10 Accell Construction team will have to out qualify four of the 12 cars made up of Trevor Bayne, Mike Bliss, Stacy Compton, Michael McDowell, Joe Nemechek, Scott Riggs, Scott Speed, David Stremme, Josh Wise, Scott Riggs and another driver to be announced for the No. 37 team.
IN THE POINTS – Reutimann’s 35th-place finish at Martinsville Speedway dropped the No. 10 team to the 36th position in the NSCS Owner Points, one point outside the top-35. The team is one point behind the No. 83 in 35th and 13 points ahead of the No. 30. Reutimann held onto the 32nd spot in NSCS Driver Points. He is five points behind Kasey Kahne in 31st place and 9 points ahead of Travis Kvapil in the 33rd position.
David Reutimann Quotes:
ON RACING AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – “Texas is my favorite track we go to by far. The place is really, really fast. Overall, it is a cool racetrack and a place where I have had some good runs. Hopefully, we can turn things around this weekend and get back into the top-35 with a solid finish.”
Dave Blaney – No. 36 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine Chevrolet
BLANEY AT TEXAS – Since his 2000 debut at the 1.5-mile racetrack, Blaney made 18 starts and tallied one top-10 and three top-15 finishes. He achieved his best start of 12 in the spring of 2005 and best finish of sixth in 2001. He also made five starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with one top-10 and one pole.
JIMMIE JOHNSON’S ANYTHING WITH AN ENGINE – Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine (JJAWAE) by Autumn Games, available now on all three major home consoles, will adorn the No. 36 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine Chevrolet for the Samsung Mobile 500. Published by Autumn Games and developed by Isopod Labs, JJAWAEis a no-holds-barred, combat-racing extravaganza. The game allows players to race unconventional vehicles created from everyday objects such as shopping carts and dumpsters outfitted with custom weapons in a humorous action-packed run to the finish line. Two of the eccentric characters, Husky Hank and Megaton, are featured on the hood of the No. 36 Chevrolet. Husky Hank uses his fast tractor to mow down the competition in record times and Megaton, a former military officer, barrels around the track on a high-speed bomb.
TMONE – TMone, a U.S. Call Center Insourcing firm will join Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine on the No. 36 Chevrolet. Following great exposure during the Daytona 500 that gave tmone.com a temporary website overload, TMone, pronounced T-M-one, decided to return to the No. 36 Chevrolet. TMone has been one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the last five years. Since its inception in 2003, TMone’s diverse capabilities, operational expertise and results driven culture provide clients with best in class infrastructure while addressing the cost pressures associated with complex business processes such as account management and inside business-to-business sales services.
CHASSIS NO. 101 – Blaney will pilot chassis No. 101 this weekend. The chassis was built in-house at TBR and made its debut at Auto Club Speedway. Blaney started 34th and finished 33rd in the chassis’ debut.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 is now 29th in NSCS Owner Points. The team is two points behind the No. 34 and tied with the No. 93 in 30th. Blaney is also 29th in NSCS Driver Points. He is two points behind David Ragan in 28th and one point ahead of David Gilliland in 30th place.
Dave Blaney Quotes:
ON RACING AT TEXAS – “Texas is a cool part of the country to go to. The track is a great facility and always puts on a great show. And we are going back to racing in primetime on Saturday, which adds excitement. I’m fired up about having Jimmie Johnson’s video game Anything with an Engine on the car this weekend. The car looks great.”
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 Autumn Games:
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on empowering independent, world-class game developers to create cutting-edge video games, and related media. As the pace of change accelerates in the games’ business, digital and mobile gaming explodes, and the best game developers increasingly look for independence, Autumn Games’ mission is to support talented creative teams in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.autumngames.com.
TMone (pronounced T-M-one) is a leading U.S. call center insourcing firm specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Customer Service Selling (CSS). When it comes to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) customer interactions, TMone is unsurpassed in its ability to provide best in class results in performance, cost, quality, and client satisfaction. This approach has made it one of Inc. Magazines Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa with offices in Des Moines, Iowa, North Sioux City and Spearfish, South Dakota. To learn more about TMone, visit http://www.TMone.com or http://twitter.com/tmone.
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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