By Tommy Baldwin Racing
Dave Blaney returns to Daytona International Speedway in the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet this weekend for the Coke Zero 400. Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will hit the track and look to repeat the team’s superspeedway success the team has shown this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season.
TBR AT DAYTONA – TBR made five starts at Daytona International Speedway and 10 superspeedway starts. The team’s best start of 17th came in its Daytona debut in 2009. Steve Park scored the team’s best finish of 13th in last year’s Coke Zero 400.
BLANEY AT DAYTONA – Blaney made 21 career starts at the Daytona Beach superspeedway. This weekend’s start will mark his 41st career-superspeedway start. The Hartford, Ohio native made his best start of fourth in the summer event in 2000. He scored his best finish of 14th in the 2005 Daytona 500.
CHASSIS NO. 27 – Blaney will pilot the No. 27 chassis this weekend. He most recently piloted the chassis at Talladega Superspeedway in April where he led 21 laps before a late-race spin spoiled a solid run. TBR also ran the No. 27 chassis in the Daytona 500 this season.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet held onto the 32nd position in NSCS Owner Points and has a lead of 43 points over 36th place. The team sits 28 points behind 31st. Blaney also held onto the 31st spot in NSCS Driver Points. He is now 43 points behind David Gilliland in 30th and 15 points ahead of Casey Mears in 32nd.
Dave Blaney : ON RACING AT DAYTONA – “I’m really looking forward to Daytona. We have run well on both Speedways this season, and we have the same car going back. I’m more comfortable with the two-car draft now. I originally thought there would be more wrecks and trouble because of the two-car draft, but there really hasn’t been. I’m proud to be racing for America’s families and am thrilled to be back at a superspeedway as it is one of our best chances for a top-10 so kids can eat free on Monday.”
Tommy Baldwin: ON THIS WEEKEND – “It’s a big weekend for us. We have both cars with Golden Corral and Luke & Associates on board. A lot of people are coming to the race representing those companies, so it is definitely the biggest weekend for TBR so far."
ON RACING AT DAYTONA – “I always look forward to going to Daytona, especially with winning there before and the history of the racetrack. We always seem to race well there, so I’m looking forward to a good weekend."