HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (December 21, 2015) – Last week, Tommy Baldwin Racing unveiled their new partnership with Nikko RC/ToyState as the majority sponsor of the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Alex Bowman.
Today, the team is excited to announce major changes within the organization for 2016.
Francois “Frankie” Bergeron comes over from Joe Gibbs Racing where, as Fabrication Shop Manager, he oversaw the complete building of their cars for the past five years. Now, he’ll take his seasoned experience to TBR where he will assume the same role.
“Frankie brings with him a resume full of race wins and experience,” said team owner, Tommy Baldwin. “His knowledge and leadership will be an invaluable asset to our program. We’re excited to have him join us.”
Chad Walters, who worked at Michael Waltrip Racing for the past three years, will lead the race engineering efforts. At MWR, he served as an engineer and R&D Manager. Walters will flank Ed Nathman, who has assumed the role of Simulation and Vehicle Dynamics Manager.
Veteran Mike Brill joins TBR as Car Chief of the No. 7 Chevrolet. Most recently at Richard Childress Racing, Brill has been a fixture in the NASCAR garage for many years. He takes over for Ken Davis, who’s focus will be at the shop as a chassis specialist and mechanic.
The newly revamped body-building shop will benefit from the addition of two former MWR employees. Both Doug Trader and Brent Patzack bring a wealth of experience to TBR and will complement the existing staff.
Additionally, longtime TBR team member, Jamie Tomaino, has been promoted to Shop Foreman.
“This is probably the most excited about a season than we’ve ever been,” said Baldwin. “I feel that we’ve put together a team capable of bringing us to the next level of competition. This business is all about the people and I think we’ve assembled some of the best.”
Founded in 2009, Tommy Baldwin Racing is a NASCAR organization that fields the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Alex Bowman in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Baldwin, a native of Long Island, New York, is a Daytona 500-winning crew chief in his seventh season as a full-time Cup Series car owner.
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