Blaney ready for Michigan weekend

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Tommy Baldwin Racing press release

Dave Blaney, Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
Dave Blaney, Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

Dave Blaney will get back behind the wheel of the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. This will be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ (NSCS) second start at Michigan International Speedway this season.

TBR AT MICHIGAN – The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 will mark TBR’s third start at the 2-mile speedway. Blaney drove to the team’s best finish of 34th this June.

BLANEY AT MICHIGAN – Blaney will make his 22nd start at Michigan International Speedway this weekend. In his 21 career-starts, he tallied two top-10 starts and three top-10 finishes. The Buckeye Bullet scored his best finish of sixth twice (August 2001 and 2007). Tommy Baldwin called the shots to his sixth-place finish in 2007. He drove to his best start of fourth in June 2001.

LAST MICHIGAN EVENT – Blaney started the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 from the 42nd position. A pit road incident during the first pit stop caused damage to the No. 36 TBR Chevrolet and relegated the team to a 34th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.

CHASSIS NO. 556 – TBR will bring chassis No. 556 to Michigan International Speedway for the chassis’ debut.

IN THE POINTS– The No. 36 Accell Construction Chevrolet is still 32nd in NSCS Owner Points, 73 points behind the No. 34 in 31st. The team is two points ahead of the No. 13 in 33rd and 49 points ahead of the 36th spot held by the No. 7. Blaney fell to the 32nd position in NSCS Driver Points, 12 points behind Casey Mears in 31st and 32 points ahead of Andy Lally in 33rd.

Dave Blaney Quotes: ON THE RACING AT MICHIGAN – “Michigan is one of the closest tracks to my hometown in Ohio. It is fun place because there will be several people that I will get to see that I don’t normally. It’s a great track that is very wide, so you are able to race all over it. The car this weekend should be better than last. We extremely improved at Pocono, and I think we will see the same this weekend.”

Tommy Baldwin Quotes: ON MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – “I really like Michigan. It has a lot of lanes, which leads to good racing action. The race can turn into a drag race or fuel-mileage race. You have to play your cards right during the race to be there at the end. Despite the incident on pit road, we ran well last time. I have confidence we will run even better this weekend."

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