Dave Blaney 2013 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race PreviewPress Release
Dave Blaney: Richmond International Raceway
Pre-Race News and Notes
Event/Date: Toyota Owners 400 – April 27, 2013
Track: Richmond International Raceway (VA)
Track Length: .75 mile
Race Distance: 400 laps/300 miles
Tune in: NASCAR on FOX at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Mooresville, NC (April 24, 2013) - Coming off of a tough finish at Kansas Speedway, Dave Blaney and the entire Tommy Baldwin Racing team are looking forward to heading north to Richmond International Raceway (RIR), in Virginia.
RIR’s D-shaped oval under the lights Saturday night brings even more excitement to both the fans and drivers. With only two practice sessions on Friday, followed by qualifying, the team has a lot of work cut out for them before this weekend’s Toyota Owners 400.
Blaney’s history at Richmond: In 24 career starts at RIR, Blaney has one Top-5 (Fall, 2006) and two Top-10 finishes. With an average finish of 25.8, Blaney always looks forward to heading to the short track at Richmond.
Blaney on Richmond:“It’s good to be heading to Richmond to race under the lights. The guys at the shop having been working hard all week to get this No. 7 SANY America Chevy ready for some short track racing. Let’s hope we can finish this race better than last week.”
Crew Chief/Team Owner Tommy Baldwin on Richmond: “Richmond is one of my favorite tracks. My dad raced modifieds there so I’ve got great memories; and I always love racing under the lights.”
Blaney by the numbers: Heading in to Richmond, Blaney is 29th in the points and 187 behind current leader Jimmie Johnson.
Did you know?: Dave Blaney has competed in all three of NASCAR’s touring series – Cup, Nationwide and the Truck Series.
Keep up with TBR: Keep up with the TBR team by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, please visit them on Facebook,Twitter or their website.
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