Florida Lottery Celebrates the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE with Tommy Baldwin Racing at Homestead-Miami SpeedwayBy Official Release
Dave Blaney will pilot the No. 36 Florida Lottery Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 15, 2012) – The Florida Lottery will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dave Blaney will pilot the No. 36 Florida Lottery Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season finale.
The Florida Lottery will have weekly drawings for the 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE beginning Monday, November 19, following the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and continuing through Sunday, December 30. The 25th Anniversary MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE will produce more than $10 million in total prizes, including a $2 million Grand Prize. With only one million tickets available, be sure to get yours soon at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.
This weekend will mark the final race of the year for TBR and Blaney. The No. 36 Chevrolet secured the team’s best season finish of 15th in the Daytona 500. At Homestead-Miami Speedway, TBR made four starts at the 1.5-mile track since the team’s inception in 2009. Blaney tallied the team’s best Homestead-Miami Speedway finish of 28th in last season’s event. Blaney made 11 starts since 1999. He compiled three top-10 finishes, including his best finish of sixth.
“The last race of the season is always an exciting one,” said Tommy Baldwin. “Having the Florida Lottery on the No. 36 this weekend just heightens the excitement for us. The pink car will definitely stand out on the track and is fitting to run in Miami. I can guarantee I’ll go out and get a ticket while we’re there!”
Blaney will hit the track on Friday, November 16 for practice and qualifying and race Sunday, November 18 with coverage on ESPN at 2 p.m. EST. ###
About Florida Lottery:
The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue into the state’s economy through prize payouts, contributions to education, and money paid to Florida retailers. In 2011, playing Florida Lottery games made 79 people millionaires. Since its beginning in 1988, the Florida Lottery has transferred billions of dollars to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, investing in Florida’s future leaders through school construction, K-12 classroom support and more than 600,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.
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.
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