Race: Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 4 of 36
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway
Track Length: .533 mile
David Reutimann and Dave Blaney will battle the World’s Fastest Half-Mile this weekend. Reutimann will pilot the No. 10 Tradebank Chevrolet, while Blaney attempts to qualify for the Food City 500 in the No. 36 SealWrap/Widow Wax Chevrolet. Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will make the team’s third and fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).
TBR AT BRISTOL – Blaney made the team’s two starts at BMS last season. He started 37th and finished 25th in the spring race. In the fall, he started and finished 35th.
LAST RACE RECAP: KOBALT TOOLS 400 – TBR struggled to overcome a mechanical issue and car handling at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend. A sparking wire in the cockpit near the halfway point marred David Reutimann and the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet six laps down, and the team finished in the 31st position. Dave Blaney qualified for his third NSCS event in a row. He started 38th and drove the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet to a 29th-place finish in the Kobalt Tools 400.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
David Reutimann – No. 10 Trade Bank Chevrolet: REUTIMANN AT BRISTOL – The Zephyrhills, Fla., native made eight starts at the .533-mile racetrack. He made four top-10 starts, including a start from the outside front row in the fall 2008 race. He scored a second-place finish in the fall event in 2010.
CHASSIS NO. 802 – Reutimann will pilot chassis No. 802. Blaney drove the chassis last season at Bristol, Phoenix, Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte and Kansas. Geoffrey Bodine also drove the chassis at Homestead and Texas last season.
TRADE BANK – Tradebank will partner with TBR to build exposure for the businesses within the Tradebank Network as well as seek more companies for their network. TBR will also work with Tradebank, the Consumers’ Choice Award winner in the “Barter and Trade Exchange” category for the past 10 years, on opportunities to build a trade program within NASCAR.
PRETTY FLY FOR A WHITE GUY – For Driver Introductions at BMS, Reutimann will walk out to “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” by the Offspring.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 10 team is now 39th in NSCS Owner Points. The team is now eight points behind the No. 26 in 38th, tied with the No. 32 in 40th and 14 points outside the top-35. Reutimann is 33rd in NSCS Driver Points. He is tied with Landon Cassill in 32nd and one point ahead of David Stremme in 34th.
David Reutimann Quotes: ON BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY – “I’m really looking forward to Bristol. It is one of my favorite racetracks. I have had some great runs there in the past. I’m looking forward to racing on the east coast. It will be nice to be close to home. Hopefully, we can get luck on our side this week and have a solid finish.”
Dave Blaney – No. 36 SealWrap/Widow Wax Chevrolet: BLANEY AT BRISTOL – Blaney will attempt to make his 22nd start at BMS this weekend. The Buckeye Bullet has five top-five and eight top-10 starts. His best start of second came in the spring race in 2005. He collected his best finish of 14th in the fall of 2006.
CHASSIS NO. 100 – Blaney will pilot chassis No. 100, which the team bought from Red Bull Racing.
BLANEY APPEARANCES – Blaney will make appearances at the SealWrap/Widow Wax display tent on Friday, March 16th at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 17th at 10:45 a.m.
SEALWRAP – Welch & Wilson Motorsports, the parent company of SealWrap, will partner with Dave and Ryan Blaney, as well as TBR, throughout the season. SealWrap will be the primary partner for Ryan Blaney’s six NNS starts, including his NNS debut at Richmond International Raceway next month. SealWrap partnered with DB Racing and Ryan Blaney last season in select NKNPS races.
WIDOW WAX – Widow Wax, a thin polymer coating, was created from NASA-based technology in order to provide a durable, high-gloss protective finish for all types of vehicles. Widow Wax will couple the NSCS program with sponsorship of Ryan Blaney’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) races. This multi-tiered program will be Widow Wax’s first NASCAR sponsorship.
JET FUEL – In honor of his almost win at Daytona, Blaney will walk out to “If the Diesel Don’t Get You, the Jet Fuel Will” at the BMS Driver Introductions.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 Chevrolet is 20th in NSCS Owner Points. The team is eight points behind the No. 78 Chevrolet in 19th and one point ahead of the No. 2 in 21st. Blaney is also in 20th place in the NSCS Driver Points. He is eight points behind Regan Smith and one point ahead of Brad Keselowski.
Dave Blaney Quotes: ON THE RACING AT BRISTOL – “I really like the new configuration at Bristol. I think the racing is much better than it was before. We have had some decent runs since the track was redone. We have had some good qualifying runs. I’m really excited about our new sponsor, SealWrap and Widow Wax coming on board this weekend and for seven more races. Ryan is racing at Bristol for the first time, so I am looking forward to that too.”
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About Tradebank: Tradebank is a privately held international trade exchange founded in 1987. Tradebank provides opportunities for business owners to barter their products and services to attract incremental business and improve cash flow. Tradebank has earned the Consumers’ Choice Award in the “Barter and Trade Exchange” category for 2011 and for the past 10 years.
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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.
For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit tommybaldwinracing.com or follow us on Facebook, facebook.com/TBR.HBR, and Twitter, twitter.com/TBR_Racing.