NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 9 of 36
Track: Richmond International Raceway
Track Length: .75 miles
Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will return to the East Coast to compete in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) event at Richmond International Raceway this season. David Reutimann will pilot the No. 10 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet. Dave Blaney will look to beat his top-15 finish from last season in the No. 36 SealWrap Chevrolet. Both teams will be locked into the Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is For Lovers.
TBR AT RICHMOND – TBR made seven starts at Richmond International Raceway since the team’s debut in 2009. Casey Mears posted the team’s best start of 13th in 2012. Blaney tallied the team’s best finish of 13th in the spring 2011 event. In the fall 2011 race, TBR fielded two cars for Blaney and Stephen Leicht. Blaney started 34th and finished 19th, while Leicht started 40th and finished 24th.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
David Reutimann – No. 10 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet REUTIMANN AT RICHMOND – Reutimann has 10 Richmond International Raceway starts under his belt. During his NSCS career, he collected one top-10, three top-15s and one pole. He made seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Richmond, where he tallied one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He ranks as the third best closer among the field, which is based on positions improved in the last 10 percent of laps in each race. He is also ranked 11th for laps led and 17th for quality passes.
CHASSIS NO. 297 – Reutimann will pilot the No. 297 chassis, which he also drove at Phoenix International Raceway and Martinsville Speedway this season. TBR debuted chassis No. 297 with Blaney at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2011. Blaney also piloted the chassis at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the 2011 NSCS Season Finale where he finished 28th. TBR purchased the chassis from Richard Childress Racing during the 2011 season.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 10 team is now 34th in NSCS Owner Points. The team is ahead of the No. 83 by eight points and behind No. 36 TBR Chevrolet by two points. The No. 10 is locked into the top-35 by 19 points. Reutimann is in the 31st position in NSCS Driver Points. He is three points behind David Ragan and two points ahead of teammate Blaney.
David Reutimann Quotes: ON RACING AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY – “I have had some decent runs at Richmond, and I like the racetrack. Tommy and the team had some good runs last year with their cars, so I think it will be good race for us.”
Dave Blaney – No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet BLANEY AT RICHMOND – Blaney made 23 starts at Richmond International Raceway in his NSCS career. He scored one top-five, two top-10 and four top-15 finishes in his NSCS career. He tallied his best start of third in the fall race in 2002. He posted his best finish of fourth in the fall event in 2006. Last season, Blaney finished 13th in the spring event and 19th in the fall race while piloting the No. 36 TBR Chevrolet. He ranks as the fourth best closer among the field, which is based on positions improved in the last 10 percent of laps in each race.
CHASSIS NO. 293 – Blaney will drive the No. 293 chassis, which he drove five times during the 2011 season and once this season. The Harford, Ohio native’s best start with the No. 293 chassis was 22nd at New Hampshire last fall and best finish was 23rd this season at Phoenix. TBR purchased the chassis from Richard Childress Racing, where Jeff Burton drove the chassis prior to its debut with TBR.
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IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 team is currently 33rd in the NSCS Owner Points. The team is nine points behind the No. 32 and two points ahead of the No. 10 TBR Chevrolet. The team is locked into the top-35 by 21 points. Blaney is 32nd in NSCS Driver Points. He is 10 points behind teammate Reutimann and seven points ahead of Travis Kvapil.
Dave Blaney Quotes: ON RACING AT RICHMOND – “Richmond was one of our best tracks last year as far as being competitive at both races. I’m really excited for Ryan’s Nationwide debut and for him to run the K&N race for our team as well. It’s awesome that SealWrap and Heavy Duty will sponsor all three cars this weekend. Both companies have been great partners for us.”
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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.