West Virginia "Wild and Wonderful" to sponsor Tommy Baldwin Racing. High Point, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2002 ) -- On the heels of announcing a three-race agreement with Pepsi and Wally Dallenbach just a week ago, Tommy Baldwin Racing and West Virginia...
West Virginia "Wild and Wonderful" to sponsor Tommy Baldwin Racing.
High Point, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2002 ) -- On the heels of announcing a three-race agreement with Pepsi and Wally Dallenbach just a week ago, Tommy Baldwin Racing and West Virginia "Wild and Wonderful" have reached a sponsorship agreement. West Virginia will be the primary sponsor of the TBR NASCAR Busch Series # 6 entry in the "Funai 250" at The Richmond International Raceway Friday, Sept. 7. The program also involves an associate sponsorship with Pepsi at the upcoming NASCAR Busch Series "Cabela's 250" at Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 17), "The Little Tree's 300" at Lowe's Motor Speedway (Oct. 12) and "The Bashas' Supermarket's 200" at Phoenix International Speedway (Nov. 9).
The West Virginia sponsorship program will use the TBR team to build awareness among NASCAR fans about the state's vast amount of tourism attractions.
"This is exactly what (W.V.) Governor Wise had in mind when he created the Motorsports Council," said Eric Denemark, the executive director of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. "He realizes the tremendous potential that the popularity of motorsports has for increasing both tourism and economic development in West Virginia."
The Richmond event marks the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series debut of ARCA Series-regular Damon Lusk, who is leaving that series to move to the next level of his career. Lusk has recorded wins at Pocono and Atlanta, charted 10 top-10 finishes, and led the most laps in 10 races at this year's ARCA events.
"We are excited to be fortunate enough to be able to work with the folks in West Virginia," said co-owner and crew chief Tommy Baldwin.. "West Virginia is rich with loyal NASCAR fans. The state has a tremendous amount of tourist attractions that offer a wide variety of excitement and fun. We want to let the fans know that.. Eddie (D'Hondt) and I have worked very hard at building this team to move full time in 2003, so it's nice to see some sponsorship progress.
"We've kept a close eye on the development of Damon for a while now," continued Baldwin, who also serves as crew chief on the #22 Dodges in the NASCAR Winston Cup series. "We like what he brings to the table and we look forward to developing his talents. We'll put him in good cars and surround him with good people. We feel he has a very bright future in this sport."