MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 7, 2012) – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will extend their partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) to support the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Dave Blaney will pilot the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet as he attempts to clinch a spot in the Kobalt Tools 400.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, joined TBR for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 and returned to the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Due to customer support and good exposure in Daytona and Phoenix, the Pennsylvania-based company expanded their program with TBR to include the Kobalt Tools 400 at LVMS.
“We’re excited to be Vegas-bound,” said Ollie’s Bargain Outlet President and CEO Mark Butler. “Our No. 36 Ollie’s car has had two great weeks, and Blaney has raced hard. We had the opportunity to add a third week to our sponsorship, and we’re glad to do it. TBR is a great team, and we’re happy to support them.”
Blaney piloted the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet to a 15-place finish at Daytona and a 23rd-place finish at Phoenix to capture the 16th position in NSCS Owner Points. The Hartford, Ohio native qualified for both events and ran steady in the top-25 most of the day. The No. 36 team looks to keep up the steady performances to lock the team into the top-35 in 2012 NSCS Owner Points by Martinsville Speedway when the top-35 in 2012 points will be locked into each race.
“We are thrilled to have Ollie’s Bargain Outlet come back on board,” said Tommy Baldwin. “They have been a great partner this year. We work very hard to make our partnerships beneficial to everyone, and I feel we have done that with Ollie’s. They have stepped up and helped us get the No. 36 on track the first three weeks of the year, and we have performed well to get them exposure.”
The No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet will need to qualify for Sunday’s 400-mile event. Qualifying will be held Friday, March 9th at 6:40 p.m. EST. ### About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise. Famous for its signature catchphrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s offers a huge variety of famous brand name merchandise at up to 70 percent off the regular retail price, and the assortment is always changing. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates 114 stores in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Visit www.ollies.us for additional information. 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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