Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dave Blaney will drive the No. 36 Disabled American Veterans/Golden Corral Chevrolet in the longest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race of the season this weekend. The Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) team will hit the track for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and look to make the right changes to the Chevrolet as they race into the night.
TBR AT CHARLOTTE – TBR will make its fourth start at the 1.5-mile track. In May 2010, Johnny Sauter started from the 22nd spot, the team’s best start. Scott Riggs collected TBR’s best finish of 39th in May 2009.
BLANEY AT CHARLOTTE – Blaney will make his 21st start at the Concord, N.C., track this weekend. The Buckeye Bullet collected two top-10 finishes and posted his best finish of sixth in the October 2007 race with Tommy Baldwin as his crew chief. He started eighth, his best start at the track, earlier that year in the May 2007 race.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS – The No. 36 Chevrolet will feature the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) this weekend. Golden Corral has a longstanding relationship with the DAV and raises money for the organization, as well as gives free meals to members of the military, each year on Military Appreciation Monday. To date, Golden Corral has raised more than five million dollars for the DAV and given out 2.9 million free “thank you” meals through this initiative. This year’s Military Appreciation Monday will be held on November 14th.
MEET DAVE BLANEY – Fans will have the opportunity to meet Dave Blaney at Food Lion Speed Street in Uptown Charlotte. Blaney will sign autographs Thursday, May 26th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Creative Loafing tent located at the corner of Third Street and Tryon Street.
CHASSIS NO. 802 – TBR will run the No. 802 chassis this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Golden Corral team last ran chassis No. 802 at Bristol Motor Speedway this past March and finished 25th. The team also ran No. 802 at Phoenix International Raceway as a backup and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season.
LAST RACE RECAP: FEDEX 400 –Blaney started 30th in the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet and endured problems with rubber on the track in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism at Dover International Speedway. Blaney and the TBR team battled the handling issues to finish 26th.
IN THE POINTS – Blaney’s 26th-place finish at Dover International Speedway kept the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet 32nd in the NSCS Owners Point Standings and moved the team 31 points ahead of 36th. Blaney also held onto the 31st spot in NSCS Driver Points, 28 points behind David Gilliland in 30th.