BUSCH: Tommy Baldwin Racing names general manager

Jennifer Simmons will manage the 2004 NASCAR Busch Hungry Drivers Racing program. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 16, 2004) -- Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that effective immediately Jennifer Simmons has been named General Manager of the ...

Jennifer Simmons will manage the 2004 NASCAR Busch Hungry Drivers Racing program.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 16, 2004) -- Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that effective immediately Jennifer Simmons has been named General Manager of the company.

In her new position Simmons' responsibilities will include gross profit analysis, budgeting, team and travel logistics, event licensing, team, driver and sponsor relations, and ensuring the efficiency of operational and administrative personnel.

The Hungry Drivers® program places four up-and-coming drivers behind the wheel of the No. 6 Dodge, sponsored by Ragu® pasta sauce, Shedd's Country Crock® and Hellmann's® mayonnaise. Three drivers have been named including Tracy Hines, Mark McFarland and Paul Wolfe. An announcement regarding the fourth driver is expected in March. The Hungry Drivers® program allows each driver to compete in three races throughout the 2004 season. The driver who delivers the best performance will be in a prime position to secure a full NASCAR Busch Series ride in 2005.

Simmons, a graduate of Elon University, said she is looking forward to her new role as general manager and to have the opportunity to manage the Hungry Drivers® program.

"I'm excited to be managing the various financial and logistical facets of Tommy Baldwin's 2004 Busch Series team," Simmons said. "We're going to be a competitive force next year. I think the Hungry Drivers® program will produce top-notch racing for Tommy Baldwin and I'm optimistic about the coming season."

Tommy Baldwin said Simmons, a former administrator for Bill Davis Racing, makes a valuable addition to his organization.

"Jennifer is going to help our team accelerate into 2004 and reach its potential," said Baldwin. "Change is always a good thing and the changes we've made during this year's off season are positioning us to take the lead in next year's Busch Series."

About Tommy Baldwin Racing:
Tommy Baldwin Jr., a native of Bellport N.Y., is at the top of his game and continues to prove that he is one of the best Crew Chiefs in the Nextel Cup ranks. Like so many NASCAR drivers and crew members, Baldwin's involvement in racing was inspired by his family. His father still competes in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series where young Baldwin learned the ropes. At 37, he is one of the younger leaders in NASCAR, but carries out his duties as a veteran. His career as Crew Chief began in 1997 with veteran car owner Junie Donlavey. He joined Bill Davis Racing at the end of the 1998 season and stayed with the team until 2002. With Davis, he and Ward Burton clinched the illusive 2002 Daytona 500. He has spent the past season with Ultra Motorsports and driver Jimmy Spencer. Tommy's work ethic is no-nonsense and straightforward. His goal is to win each weekend and he instills that in everyone around him.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ward Burton , Jimmy Spencer , Tracy Hines , Paul Wolfe , Mark McFarland , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Tommy Baldwin Racing , Bill Davis Racing