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David Reutimann has signed to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2012.
"Tommy's done a lot with a little over there and he's definitely a racer, so that's a good fit," Reutimann said. "With Tommy you never have to (wonder) what he's thinking. He's up front and that's exactly what I need right now.
"He's really put together a nice package over there. It's awesome. Both our dads raced and Tommy has such an enthusiasm for the sport and that's refreshing."
Reutimann, 41, was released from Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of last year following five seasons in which the veteran scored the only two Cup wins for the organization.
"We've been working real hard since the end of the year to get our equipment right," team owner Tommy Baldwin said. "Last year's goal was to get in the top 35. This year we're concentrating on competition. Given David's experience, we thought it was best to bring him along to help us reach that next goal."
Baldwin has yet to determine the number of races Reutimann will drive or the car number. Baldwin remains committed to current driver Dave Blaney, who joined the team in 2010. Blaney delivered TBR's first top-five finish when he finished third at Talladega Superspeedway in October.
The organization is seeking additional sponsorship for the full season.
"We are still working on finding funding for next year, but having a car guaranteed in the first five races, including the Daytona 500, is a big step for our team," Baldwin continued. "We had success last year with our partners. Although Golden Corral will not return in 2012, they were very happy with the exposure they received. We hope they have shown other companies the value of our program and that our program will once again align with their business objectives."
Tommy Baldwin Racing has also signed an agreement to run Earnhardt Childress Racing engines for the 2012 season.
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David Reutimann has signed with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Reutimann lost his job with Michael Waltrip Racing after the 2011 season. MWR upgraded their roster for 2012, adding veterans Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer and forcing out Reutimann.
The 41-year-old Reutimann spent five years with the team and earned the organization its first two...
Tommy Baldwin Racing announced on Tuesday thatDavid Reutimann has joined the organization to drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for the organization in 2012. He’ll be a teammate to Dave Blaney on the expanded two-car team.“One of the things I like about Tommy and what’s refreshing about him is that he is just a racer,” Reutimann said. “There are lots of things he could...
After a few weeks off, silly season came back on Tuesday with a few announcements. The first was David Reutimann agreeing to a one year deal with Tommy Baldwin Racing. This comes at great relief to Reutimann fans who had … Continue reading →
It's a good-news, bad-news kind of day for David Reutimann. Good news: he's got a ride for 2012, with Tommy Baldwin Racing. Bad news? There's no sponsor yet.
Reutimann and Dave Blaney will make up Baldwin's 2012 lineup, although there are no details yet as to sponsors, car numbers or crew members. So we'll just have to wait on that. Anybody got any spare coin...
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012) – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) added NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver David Reutimann to the team’s 2012 driver lineup alongside Dave Blaney. Still seeking sponsorship for both Reutimann and Blaney, details regarding car number, sponsors and team members will follow in the upcoming weeks.
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Sprint Cup driver David Reutimann, released by Michael Waltrip Racing after the 2011 season, has joined Tommy Baldwin Racing.