Dalton Baldwin Preview – Bristol Motor Speedway Titan Roof 150By Angela Campbell
Dalton Baldwin is scheduled to compete for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday August 21st in the TitanRoof 150. The annual event features drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour in direct competition. This race kicks off a highly anticipated doubleheader that concludes with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 race.
Dalton will rely heavily on his team and is determined to make the most of this opportunity at the famous short track.
“We have many disadvantages,” he told me. “We’re underfunded and inexperienced. But we’ve had a lot of help from other people on a base setup to take there. I believe in the group of guys we have. Sometimes, it isn’t about being the fastest but being the smartest.”
His primary objective for the race is simply to finish, preferably on the lead lap.
“If we can load the car on the trailer in one piece after the race, that would be a good day for us,” Dalton told me. “On our first time there, just finish. It’s going to be fast and crazy. That’s just how Bristol is. The modified guys, they get rough a lot. Hopefully, when they do, we can avoid the carnage.”
However, with some patience and a little luck, Dalton is confident that they can do better than that. His goal is to race his No. 8 Chevrolet to a top-20 finish.
“We may not always be the fastest in practice and qualifying,” he said, “but we can race our way to the front. I’m looking to be 15th-20th or better as far as practice and qualifying. I think that’s a good and realistic position range for us to be at. Then, we’ll go from there.”
Dalton Baldwin Racing would like to thank their partners, BG Products, SpeedRacer Photos, Eibach Performance, SpeedwayMedia.com and Advance Auto Parts of Dunedin, Fla. for their continued support.
They are also proud to be work with the charitable organizations of Children’s Dream Racer, World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation and Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more information about Dalton Baldwin Racing including driver bio, race schedule, pictures and videos, please visit www.daltonbaldwin.com. You can also find his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DaltonBaldwinRacing and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/DaltonBaldwinRacing.