Dave Blaney and Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will compete in NASCAR’s longest race at their hometown track this weekend. Blaney will pilot the No. 36 SealWrap Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 27.
TBR AT CHARLOTTE – TBR will make its sixth start at the 1.5-mile track. Blaney posted the team’s best Charlotte Motor Speedway finish of 29th in the Coca-Cola 600 last season. In the May 2010 event, Johnny Sauter started from the 22nd spot, the team’s best start.
BLANEY AT CHARLOTTE – Blaney will make his 23rd start at the Concord, N.C., track this weekend. The Buckeye Bullet collected two top-10 finishes and four top-15 finishes. He posted his best finish of sixth in the October 2007 race with Tommy Baldwin as his crew chief. He started eighth, his best start at the track, earlier that year in the May 2007 race.
CHASSIS NO. 297 – Blaney will pilot the No. 297 chassis. Teammate David Reutimann drove the chassis at Phoenix International Raceway, Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway 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.
SEALWRAP – SealWrap Repair Tape will back Blaney this weekend. SealWrap Repair Tape is designed for use in automotive repair, plumbing and electrical. It fixes and protects leaks or penetration from environmental elements. It is great for all those minor, do-it-yourself jobs around the house and garage. For more information, visit www.sealwrap.com.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 team is 33rd in NSCS Owner Points and locked into the top-35 by 52 points. The TBR team is trailing the No. 32 by two points and is two points ahead of the No. 10 TBR Chevrolet. Blaney is 32nd in NSCS Driver Points. He is five points behind teammate David Reutimann and three points ahead of Landon Cassill.
KEEPING UP WITH TBR – Keep up with TBR by following twitter.com/TBR_Racing and facebook.com/TBR.HBR.
Dave Blaney Quotes:
ON RACING AT CHARLOTTE – “I always have a good time racing at home, and because we are at home, everyone wants to do well. I love racing at night in Charlotte. It is a great facility. The team spent some time last week testing, so hopefully we can build from that and finish well on Sunday.”