Friday’s full schedule on track started out with two practice sessions followed up by qualifying. Leaving the grid mid-pack, Yeley’s qualifying efforts did not reflect the amount of work the team had put into the car.
Starting 39th for the Toyota Owners 400, Yeley had his work cut out for him. Throughout the night, pit stops got the best of the No. 36 NASCAR Day Chevy SS. Having to come back down under green flag pit stops for a pass through penalty, Yeley was several laps down late in the race. A late race caution set up for a green-white-checkered finish and drivers scrambling on the restart.
Making in through the craziness, Yeley crossed the finish line in 32nd.
“It was a tough night for the No. 36 NASCAR Day Chevy,” Yeley commented. “I am so proud to support a cause like the NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR Day and I hope to hear that all my fans get involved on May 17th.”
Currently JJ Yeley is 32nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings. Next weekend the team heads to Talladega Super Speedway for an action packed weekend.
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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