|Tomy Drissi To TBR|
Drissi also has experience in American Lemans and the Speed World Challenge Series competition. He claimed 1999 Trans Am Rookie of the Year honors, and was that circuit’s champion and Most Improved Driver in 2000. He collected one win, four Top-5 and seven Top-10 finishes in seven Trans Am starts last season. He has three career starts on the NASCAR Nationwide Series, with a best finish of 18th for McDonald Motorsports at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villenueve in 2010.
“I am humbled to be able to drive with TBR in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and represent Ice Age: Continental Drift,” explained Drissi. “It is an honor to mix both of my worlds on America’s biggest racing stage and to be racing the same number as Danica Patrick did in the Daytona 500 and other races this year. Our goal this weekend is to get a solid finish for TBR and some good exposure for Ice Age.”
TBR has three previous road course starts in the Sprint Cup Series. Ron Fellows posted the team’s best finish of 30th at Watkins Glen in 2011. TBR will have two entries in the race, with Drissi in the No. 10 Ice Age: Continental Drift Chevrolet and Dave Blaney in the No. 36 Chevrolet.
“We are thrilled to have Tomy in the car,” said team owner Baldwin. “He is a good road course driver and a fun guy to be around. It’s awesome to have Ice Age on the car. My kids and I have really enjoyed the first three movies and are excited to catch the fourth on July 13!”
Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment of the Ice Age series, will be released in theaters July 13 and be available in 3D.