Friday, November 15, 2013

Annett To Sprint Cup With TBR In 2014

Tommy Baldwin Racing has signed driver Michael Annett and sponsor Pilot Flying J for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Annett, whose NASCAR career began at Bill Davis Racing under the tutelage of Baldwin, reunites with his mentor after five seasons of competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

"Driving in the Cup Series has been my goal ever since I started racing,” said Annett today. “And to start this next chapter with Tommy, who is one of the main reasons I made the move to North Carolina in the first place, makes this extra special. I'm looking forward to continuing what we started, winning two races in the ARCA Series and running well in Trucks. Pilot Flying J has been with me just as long, they have been a tremendous partner and I'm honored to represent them on the sport's biggest stage."
"To have Michael on board for next year, and to have a great partner like Pilot Flying J, is big for our team,” said Baldwin. “Since we went Cup racing about five years ago, we've grown and gotten better with each passing season. This is the next logical step, and I believe there's a lot of potential for Michael to come in and do good things in our racecars."
Baldwin will continue as the No. 7 team's crew chief next season. TBR will field a fleet of Richard Childress Racing cars and utilize Earnhardt-Childress Racing engines.


  1. Brandon in TN11:36 AM

    Good to see TBR doing well. Hopefully they will be a front runner in a few years.

  2. It looks like RPM making room for their development drivers.

    Does this mean Blaney is out or Yeley at TBR?

  3. I'd say this is a risky move, but when you are backed by a successful family business, it buys you a lot of time. Example: Paul Menard. After spending years not belonging in a quality seat for good teams, he eventually managed to start treading water and has turned out to be a rather fine Sprint Cup racer. I hope Annett and Baldwin can find that type of success together.