BDR names Baldwin Jr for No. 22 car

TOMMY BALDWIN JR. NAMED CREW CHIEF FOR NO. 22 CATERPILLAR RACING TEAM HIGH POINT, N.C. (June 3, 2007) -- Bill Davis Racing (BDR) announced today that Tommy Baldwin Jr. has assumed the role of crew chief for the No. 22 Caterpillar Racing...

TOMMY BALDWIN JR. NAMED CREW CHIEF FOR NO. 22 CATERPILLAR RACING TEAM

HIGH POINT, N.C. (June 3, 2007) -- Bill Davis Racing (BDR) announced today that Tommy Baldwin Jr. has assumed the role of crew chief for the No. 22 Caterpillar Racing team and driver Dave Blaney. Baldwin takes over those duties from Kevin Hamlin, who is no longer with the team.

The move will be a reunion of sorts as Baldwin returns to the top of the Caterpillar pit box after leading that team to victory in four events, including the 2001 Southern 500 and '02 Daytona 500.

"Kevin Hamlin was an important part of the organization and we appreciate everything he has done for us for the past year and a half, but we feel like the Caterpillar Racing team is not living up to its full potential," said team owner Bill Davis. "As competitive as this sport has become, we owe it to our sponsors and everyone involved with Bill Davis Racing to make this team as strong as possible and in this case we felt a change was the best way to do that. We are fortunate to have someone like Tommy Baldwin, who has had so much success as a crew chief to fill that position. Some of our proudest moments at Bill Davis Racing came with Tommy leading the Caterpillar team".

During this time, Baldwin's will also continue to serve as Competition Director for all of Bill Davis Racing's NASCAR Nextel Cup teams and assuring BDR's growth as an organization.

-credit: bdr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dave Blaney , Kevin Hamlin , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Bill Davis Racing