David Reutimann will drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing on the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, joining veteran Dave Blaney in the two-car TBR stable.
“Tommy has built a really good organization from the ground up in a really short amount of time,” said Reutimann. “One of the things I like about Tommy and what’s refreshing about him is that he is just a racer. There are lots of things he could be doing, but instead he is at the shop every day working hard to build the organization from the ground up. There are not a lot of true racers in the garage, and he is one of them. It’s the way I was raised with my Dad, so we are on the same page. I’m really looking forward to the season to see what we can do.”
TBR competed in all 36 Sprint Cup races last season, and accomplished their main goal by securing a spot in the Top-35 in Owner Points. Blaney finishe third in the October event at Talladega Superspeedway, and TBR also fielded a second car for veteran Geoff Bodine in five races during the second half of the season.
“Reutimann will be a great addition to our program and to Dave Blaney,” said Baldwin. “Last season, we met our goal of running the entire schedule and making the top-35 in points. This season, our goal is to continue our progress on the competition side. Having two veteran drivers in Reutimann and Blaney is a very important step in our program’s growth.
Sources say TBR has approximately 26 races sold for Reutimann in 2012, with efforts underway to secure additional backers for both drivers.
“We are still working on 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 said. “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.”
Details regarding sponsorship, car numbers and team members will follow in the upcoming weeks.