Tommy Baldwin Racing: Phoenix Preview
Pre-Race News and Notes
Event/Date: Subway Fresh Fit 500k – March 3, 2013
Track: Phoenix International Raceway
Track Length: 1 mile
Race Distance: 312 laps/312 miles
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will field two entries for the Subway Fresh Fit 500k. JJ Yeley brings back a familiar paint scheme in the No. 36, as TBR welcomes back Accell Construction. Dave Blaney and the No. 7 are sporting new colors as SANY America makes their NASCAR debut.
Headed home: After a tenth place finish in the 55th annual Daytona 500, JJ Yeley is headed to his home track of Phoenix International Raceway. A native of Phoenix, Yeley is looking to build on his impressive start to the season in front of his friends and family.
Blaney’s history at Phoenix: Dave Blaney has two top-tens in 20 starts at PIR, with his best finish of seventh coming in the fall race of 2002. At this time last year, Blaney left PIR with a 23rd place finish.
Blaney on Phoenix: “This weekend will be special for us as SANY America will be on board for the first time. Phoenix has become one of my favorite tracks since it was reconfigured and I’m looking forward to getting there.”
Yeley’s history at Phoenix: In his previous nine starts at PIR, Yeley has a best finish of 14th, and one DNF.
Yeley on Phoenix: “I’m happy to get back to my home track after a great top-ten run at Daytona last week. I want to keep the momentum going this weekend in Phoenix and back up our performance.”
TBR by the numbers: Heading into Phoenix, Yeley is currently ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points while teammate Dave Blaney is in 16th. Both are looking to continue their successes from Daytona.