Dave Blaney will drive the No. 36 Big Red Chevrolet this weekend in the Hollywood Casino 400. This start will be Tommy Baldwin Racing’s (TBR) second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at Kansas Speedway this season.

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

Photo by: Ted Rossino

CHASSIS NO. 802 – TBR will run the No. 802 chassis this weekend in the Hollywood Casino 400. The Golden Corral team last ran chassis No. 802 at Chicagoland Speedway, where Blaney started 39th and finished 33rd. The team also ran No. 802 at Phoenix International Raceway as a backup, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway in March and August, and Charlotte Motor Speedway this season.

In The Points | The Golden Corral team held onto the 33rd position in the NSCS Owner Points with the 32nd-place finish. The team is now six points out of 32nd and 10 points ahead of 34th. The No. 36 is locked into the top-35 by 60 points. Blaney also held onto the 32nd position in NSCS Driver Points. He is 32 points behind Casey Mears and 11 points ahead of Andy Lally.

Dave Blaney Quotes: On Racing at Kansas: “Kansas is one of the better tracks we go to as far as 1.5 mile tracks. There is plenty of room to race. As a team, we need to get our 1.5 track performance better and will have several chances to build that the rest of this season. I like the area around the racetrack. It has really grown. When we first started going there, there was nothing around it. Now, there is a ton of things to do around it and the track is fun to race on."

Tommy Baldwin Quotes: On This Weekend: “I’m excited to go back to Kansas. When Dave and I raced together there in 2008, we had a really good racecar. We had a top-six car for most of the race, and the wheel fell off in the pits. So hopefully we can build off that and our last start with TBR and get a top-10 so kids can eat free at Golden Corral."

Lighthouse Mission: The Lighthouse Mission logo debuted on the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway and will be present for the entire 2011 season. TBR has teamed up to help the Long Island based charity build awareness and raise funds for Lighthouse Mission. For more information on Lighthouse Mission, visit www.lighthousemission.net.