JJ Yeley: Texas Motor Speedway Preview

Pre-Race News and NotesEvent/Date:  NRA 500 – April 13, 2013
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
Track Length: 1.5 mile
Race Distance: 334 laps/500.5 miles
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 7:00 p.m. (ET)

JJ Yeley and the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevy SS team are heading to the circus this weekend, there will be no lions or elephants but instead the roar of 43 stock cars under the big top at Texas Motor Speedway.

Accell Construction is running a limited Primary sponsorship with Yeley and Tommy Baldwin Racing. This is Accell’s third race with TBR out of seven.

Yeley’s history at Texas: Yeley has 9 starts at the mile and a half oval in Texas. His average finish is 35.1

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Yeley on Texas: “I love racing at Texas Motor Speedway – there is nothing not to love about this track and the show that Eddie Gossage puts on. As we head into Texas we are hoping to gain some positions in the points this weekend with a solid finish. We have a good car for this weekend and I’m glad to be back racing on the mile and a half tracks.”

Crew Chief Joe Lax on TMS: “We are happy to be going back to Texas. We have a great car for this weekend, so we are hoping for a solid finish and a climb in the points.”

Yeley by the numbers: Heading into Texas, JJ Yeley is 27th in the points standings. He is 122 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.

Did you know?: JJ currently holds the title for Most Single Season wins in the USAC series. JJ won 24 races, beating racing legend A.J. Foyt with 19 wins.

Keep up with TBR: Keep up with the TBR team by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Also follow JJ on Facebook and Twitter.

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. In 2012 both cars fielded by TBR finished in the top-35 in points.

Based in Mooresville, N.C., TBR will compete in the NSCS in 2013 with NASCAR veteran Dave Blaney driving the No. 7 Chevy SS and JJ Yeley piloting the No. 36.

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