Tommy Baldwin Racing: Sprint All-Star Race
Pre-Race News and Notes
Event/Date: All-Star Race, May 18, 2013
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC)
Track Length: 1.5 mile
Race Distance: 20 lap Shootout
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Mooresville, NC (May 16, 2013) – For the Tommy Baldwin Racing teams, racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway means not only a quick drive up the road but a time to race in front of your family, friends and crew members. For drivers Dave Blaney and JJ Yeley this weekend’s Sprint All-Star Shootout will offer valuable information towards next week’s Coca-Cola 600.
Featuring a unique format, the qualifying event for the All-Star race is comprised of two 20-lap segments with an optional pit stop. The top two finishers will transfer to the All-Star race immediately following the Showdown. In addition, the winner of the fan vote will also transfer.
JJ Yeley, driver of the No. 36 Chevy SS, has added World TradeX as an associate sponsor for the All-Star race weekend. World TradeX is a corporate barter company, recently formed by executives with over 40 years experience of in the industry. Based in Florida, the company’s presence is nationwide, and in over 27 countries worldwide.
Blaney on the All-Star Race: “We are looking forward to the All-Star Race Showdown on Saturday evening. It will be a great opportunity to race for fun without having to worry about points.”
Yeley on the All-Star Race: “I am really excited to have World TradeX joining us this weekend. I am happy to be home for the next two weeks and racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This weekend is all about putting on a show for the fans and having a good times, of course the $1 million would be awesome too. ”
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.