Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Customers Continue Support of Tommy Baldwin Racing Company will adorn Dave Blaney’s No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 27, 2012) – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will add a fourth race of primary sponsorship of Tommy Baldwin Racing’s (TBR) No. 36 Chevrolet to the schedule. Dave Blaney will get behind the wheel of the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet for 500 laps at Martinsville Speedway this weekend.
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 in Phoenix and Vegas. Due to customer support and good exposure during the three events, the Pennsylvania-based company expanded their program with TBR to include the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
“Our partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing has been very rewarding,” said President and CEO Mark Butler of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. “They have been great to us, and our customers are happy we’re supporting the team. We got the opportunity to sponsor the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet again this week, and we took it!”
Blaney and the No. 36 team qualified for the first five races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season and earned the 28th position in the NSCS Owner Standings. Starting with this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR will utilize the 2012 top-35 in points to set the field, therefore locking Blaney and the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet into the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 this weekend.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Ollie’s,” explained Tommy Baldwin. “They have been great to work with. It is encouraging to see companies, like Ollie’s, recognize the value of NASCAR sponsorships and expand their programs. We are pleased to represent their company with a locked in car in this weekend’s race.”
Action at Martinsville Speedway will begin with practice on Friday, March 30. Blaney will qualify the No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet on Saturday and compete in 500 laps at the .526-mile speedway Sunday, April 1.
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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