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Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Racing Official Logo.png
Owner(s)Tommy Baldwin Jr.
Beth Baldwin
Allan Heinke[1]
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Race drivers71. Ryan Truex (part-time) Regan Smith
Sponsors71. Accell Construction, TaxSlayer, Ragú
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2001
Career
DebutMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
2009 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Nationwide Series:
2001 Little Trees 300 (Charlotte)
Latest raceMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol)
Nationwide Series
2014 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Races competedTotal: 453
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 403
Nationwide Series: 50
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0

Tommy Baldwin Racing is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, and is owned by former crew chief Tommy Baldwin Jr., son of the late modified driver Tom Baldwin. The team currently fields the No. 71 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 part-time for Ryan Truex.[2]

On October 19, 2016, it was rumored that TBR was selling their charter to Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing, and possibly shut down after 2016. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, TBR announced that they would stop competing full-time in NASCAR, selling their charter.[3] Despite the news, the team fielded the No. 7 Chevrolet SS for Elliott Sadler, J. J. Yeley, and Hermie Sadler in the Cup Series on a part-time basis, until the team was sold to Premium Motorsports. On November 26, 2018, TBR announced the rebirth of the team for 2019.[4]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Car No. 7 history[edit]

No. 35 (2010-2011)

In 2010, Baldwin began fielding the second car numbered 35 on a limited basis. Johnny Sauter attempted three races with the car; it did not qualify at California and at Martinsville but did make the field at Phoenix. Aric Almirola unsuccessfully attempted Talladega as well.

In 2011, the No. 35 car ran the first Talladega race with former Cup winner Steve Park driving, but retired from the race early. Park also attempted one more race in the No. 35, a fan sponsored tribute to modified driver Len Boehler.[5] The Len Boehler tribute was originally planned for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but was moved to New Hampshire due to a lack of donations; the team also said that a Northeast track (where the Whelen Modified Tour runs) would be more suitable and had a larger fan-base. The 35 failed to qualify for Loudon. In June, 62-year-old Geoff Bodine was signed to run five races in the No. 35 with sponsorship backing from military healthcare provider Luke Associates. The scheduled races in the car were at Daytona, Charlotte, Talladega, Texas, and Homestead.[6] After having trouble qualifying, Bodine and Luke Associates moved over to the No. 36 team (with a guaranteed starting spot) while Dave Blaney would run the No. 35 in those races.[7] Blaney also attempted the Watkins Glen race in the No. 35 while road course veteran Ron Fellows drove the No. 36. Blaney also ran the September Richmond race in the No. 35 with Pepsi Max sponsorship, while Stephen Leicht drove the No. 36 in his first NASCAR race since 2009.

David Reutimann (2012)
The No. 7 SANY Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway in 2013.

For 2012, TBR reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing, allowing TBR to field a No. 10 car for a rookie Danica Patrick in 10 Sprint Cup races, beginning with the 2012 Daytona 500. For the remaining 26 races, David Reutimann announced as the primary driver.[8][9] A number of other drivers also ended up running in the No. 10, including road course ringer Tomy Drissi at Sonoma, Tony Raines when Reutimann substituted for Kurt Busch, and J. J. Yeley. Patrick brought sponsorship from GoDaddy.com, with Reutimann's primary partners being Accell Construction and TMone. For 2013, TBR would keep all rights to the team, including owner's points, however, the No. 10 and GoDaddy would follow Patrick to SHR.

Dave Blaney (2013)

For 2013, TBR changed the car number from No. 10 to No. 7 in honor of team owner Tommy Baldwin's father, who used the number 7NY during his days in NASCAR's Modified division. Heavy machinery manufacturer SANY America sponsored the No. 7 team in 14 races, while Florida Lottery sponsored both Daytona races and Homestead. Blaney moved from the No. 36 car to run the No. 7 for the majority of the season, while Justin Marks made his Cup Series debut in the No. 7 at Sonoma with sponsorship from GoPro.[10][11]

Michael Annett (2014)

In 2014, the No. 7 was driven by rookie Michael Annett, bringing his longtime sponsor Pilot Flying J up from the Nationwide Series.[12] Part-time primary sponsors included longtime TBR sponsors Accell Construction for six races, Golden Corral at Loudon and Talladega in the fall, and new sponsor Allstate Peterbuilt. The No. 7 would also utilize an engine leasing program with ECR Engines.[13] Annett finished 33rd in the 2014 final point standings with a best finish of 16th at Talladega Superspeedway in the Spring, with the team also finishing 33rd in final owners points. Annett and Pilot Flying J did not return for 2015, moving to a new second entry at HScott Motorsports.

Alex Bowman (2015)

In 2015 it was announced that Alex Bowman would depart BK Racing in order to join TBR. The team got off to a rough start after failing to make the Daytona 500 after wrecking in the Duel, the first time that any TBR entry had failed to make The Great American Race. Since then they have qualified for every race having a pretty decent season with some finishes in the top 20. Bowman was signed to drive for 2016, but parted ways with the team on January 21.[14]

Regan Smith (2016)

A few hours after Bowman left, Regan Smith joined the team full-time driving the No. 7 Chevy, replacing Bowman. Smith had a good start, finishing 8th in the Daytona 500, thus allowing a "Kids Eat Free" campaign to happen the next day as the car had Golden Corral sponsorship.

Regan Smith, after a dismal season, rebounded at the second Pocono event when he finished 3rd after not pitting during the final 28 laps. It was his season-best finish for both him and Tommy Baldwin Racing, as well as the best finish for the team in the team's history.

Before the race at Homestead–Miami Speedway, Tommy Baldwin announced on Facebook that Tommy Baldwin Racing would shut down their Cup operation after the 2016 season. Their charter was sold to Leavine Family Racing forcing Smith to qualify on speed. Their last finish was a 38th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Part time (2017)

Despite the announcement, the team partnered with Elliott Sadler to compete in the 2017 Daytona 500, and the other superspeedways.[15] J. J. Yeley drove the car at the spring Texas race, and at Charlotte in May, Yeley returned to the #7 in the Brickyard 400.[16] It was then announced Hermie Sadler would drive the car at Martinsville. On September 4, 2017, Tommy Baldwin Racing was officially acquired by Premium Motorsports. The team ran other races near the end of the season under the Premium Motorsports banner, with the first being with Justin Marks at Talladega.

Car No. 7 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
2010 Johnny Sauter 35 Chevy DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS ATL BRI MAR
DNQ
PHO
41
TEX 52nd 121
Aric Almirola TAL
DNQ
RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC
Tony Ave1 GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM
2011 Steve Park DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL
42
RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON NHA
DNQ
DOV KAN 44th 75
Geoffrey Bodine DAY
38
KEN NHA IND POC
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
MAR
Dave Blaney GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI RCH
19
TEX
35
PHO
27
HOM
28
Stephen Leicht CHI
DNQ
2012 Danica Patrick2 10 DAY
38
DAR
31
CLT
30
BRI
29
ATL
29
CHI
25
DOV
28
KAN
32
TEX
24
PHO
17
33rd 519
David Reutimann PHO
36
LVS
31
BRI
21
CAL
27
MAR
35
TEX
26
KAN
29
RCH
33
TAL
22
DOV
31
KEN
23
DAY
11
NHA
33
POC
24
MCH
21
RCH
34
NHA
30
TAL
37
CLT
30
MAR
36
HOM
34
Dave Blaney POC
25
Tony Raines MCH
36
Tomy Drissi SON
38
J.J. Yeley IND
39
GLN
40
2013 Dave Blaney 7 DAY
17
PHO
33
LVS
24
BRI
36
CAL
21
MAR
29
TEX
25
KAN
43
RCH
23
TAL
16
DAR
27
CLT
30
DOV
29
POC
31
MCH
31
KEN
40
DAY
31
NHA
23
IND
38
POC
23
GLN
27
MCH
30
BRI
22
ATL
26
RCH
31
CHI
23
NHA
31
DOV
33
KAN
25
CLT
32
TAL
25
MAR
39
TEX
35
PHO
30
HOM
38
28th 646
Justin Marks SON
30
2014 Michael Annett DAY
37
PHO
34
LVS
29
BRI
26
CAL
19
MAR
31
TEX
29
DAR
42
RCH
33
TAL
16
KAN
25
CLT
28
DOV
35
POC
20
MCH
21
SON
30
KEN
18
DAY
21
NHA
32
IND
31
POC
22
GLN
31
MCH
40
BRI
38
ATL
21
RCH
37
CHI
40
NHA
29
DOV
41
KAN
24
CLT
33
TAL
37
MAR
24
TEX
22
PHO
26
HOM
36
33rd 531
2015 Alex Bowman DAY
DNQ
ATL
23
LVS
43
PHO
30
CAL
33
MAR
37
TEX
33
BRI
20
RCH
32
TAL
16
KAN
43
CLT
26
DOV
20
POC
26
MCH
41
SON
31
DAY
24
KEN
31
NHA
42
IND
43
POC
25
GLN
29
MCH
31
BRI
32
DAR
24
RCH
37
CHI
37
NHA
42
DOV
32
CLT
32
KAN
31
TAL
33
MAR
22
TEX
41
PHO
38
HOM
26
36th 437
2016 Regan Smith DAY
8
ATL
34
LVS
25
PHO
28
CAL
23
MAR
34
TEX
31
BRI
37
RCH
32
TAL
32
KAN
23
DOV
39
CLT
28
POC
22
MCH
35
SON
28
DAY
38
KEN
34
NHA
32
IND
26
POC
3
GLN
35
BRI
26
MCH
26
DAR
20
RCH
29
CHI
QL
NHA
34
DOV
31
CLT
21
KAN
29
TAL
25
MAR
30
TEX
26
PHO
27
HOM
38
33rd 466
Ty Dillon CHI
27
2017 Elliott Sadler DAY
20
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX TAL
17
KAN DAY
21
KEN NHA -* -*
J.J. Yeley TEX
27
BRI RCH CLT
26
DOV POC MCH SON IND
37
POC GLN MCH BRI
30
DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT
Justin Marks3 TAL
40
KAN
Hermie Sadler3 MAR
34
Joey Gase3 TEX
32
PHO
30
HOM
- Qualified but replaced by Ty Dillon

Car No. 36 history[edit]

Multiple drivers (2009-2010)

Formerly a Busch Series team, on January 5, 2009, Tommy Baldwin Jr. announced that he would restart TBR as a Sprint Cup Series operation despite the slumping economy and following his release as a crew chief from the defunct Bill Davis Racing team. The team later announced that former Evernham Motorsports and Haas CNC Racing driver Scott Riggs would drive the No. 36, and that Arrington Manufacturing (now Race Engines Plus) would build Toyota engines for the team.[17][18][19] Initially made up of volunteers laid off from other organizations, the team qualified for the Daytona 500 and would finish 25th.[17] The team was sponsored by Red Bank Outfitters for the first four races, and would receive short term sponsorship from Array/Nexxus Lighting and Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich, though it ran much of the season unsponsored. Riggs would also qualify for the second race of the year but did not qualify for the next three events. After qualifying for eight races in twelve attempts, Riggs announced he would leave the team after Charlotte, when lack of funding forced the team to start and park. Baldwin then signed veteran Mike Skinner to drive for 17 races, Patrick Carpentier for both Pocono races, and Brian Simo for both road course races.[20] Robert Richardson Jr. finished 18th at the November Talladega race with sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors. It was announced in September that Carpentier would run six additional races beginning at Atlanta with sponsor Wave Energy Drink.[21] After failing to qualify for the Atlanta race, Carpentier left the team in due to a business conflict in Canada.[22] Michael McDowell would take over for the remainder of the season.[22]

In 2010, veteran Mike Bliss was hired to drive the No. 36 for TBR with Wave Energy Drink returning to sponsor the team in 14 races. TBR also switched manufacturers from Toyota to Chevrolet in 2010, using Earnhardt-Childress Engines.[23][24] At Las Vegas in February, the team was sponsored by Kim Kardashian's Sephora perfume.[25] Bliss and Baldwin parted ways in April after the team failed to qualify for two of the first seven races. Johnny Sauter drove at Texas and Talladega. Casey Mears the took over the No. 36 ride and qualified for the Richmond race while failing to qualify at Darlington. Sauter returned to the No. 36 at Dover while Mears went to Team Red Bull as a replacement for Brian Vickers. Geoffrey Bodine made his first race since 2004 when he drove the car at Pocono. Steve Park also made his first Cup start since 2003, finishing 13th in his first Cup Series race at Daytona. It was announced on June 16, 2010, that Mears will return to the No. 36 following his release from Red Bull. Ron Fellows drove the car at the road course race in Watkins Glen, New York. Dave Blaney and J. J. Yeley also ran races in the car.

Dave Blaney (2011-2012)

For 2011, TBR signed Dave Blaney, who Baldwin had worked with at Bill Davis Racing, to drive the No. 36 for the full season. The team planned to attempt every race and complete a minimum of sixteen events (as opposed to starting-and-parking) depending on sponsorship.[26] The team started the season with no primary sponsor and went to Daytona Speedweeks with an unsponsored black Chevrolet, but received 11th hour sponsorship from Golden Corral after the No. 36 made its third consecutive Daytona 500.[27] Blaney led three laps and finished 26th after taking damage from a lap 196 wreck. Oklahoma-based Accell Construction became a 6-race sponsor for the team. All Sport later sponsored the car at Martinsville.[28] The team suffered misfortune again at the April Talladega race when Blaney nearly spun out while at the front. He salvaged a 27th-place finish after leading 21 laps. Golden Corral later stepped up as a 19-race primary sponsor[29] while All Sport's sister brand Big Red joined the team for 5.[30] The team elected to skip the exhibition race at Charlotte to work on improving the team and preparing for the upcoming points races. Ron Fellows returned to the team at Watkins Glen in August.[31] At the rain-delayed September race in Atlanta, Mike Skinner drove the 36 after Blaney developed a case of kidney stones. Blaney started and parked for Germain Racing's No. 60, while Skinner drove the 36 to a 27th-place finish. At Richmond, Stephen Leicht drove the 36 in his return to Cup. For the final three races of 2011, Blaney moved to the No. 35 and Geoffrey Bodine moved to the No. 36.[7] Following a 13th-place finish at the April 2011 Richmond race with Leicht, the No. 36 moved into the Top 35 for the first time in team history. The team recorded its best finish to date with a third at the October 2011 Talladega race with Dave Blaney, and 2011 marked the first year the team competed in all 36 races.[32]

For 2012, the No. 36 team returned full-time with Blaney behind the wheel, with Ryan Pemberton joining the team as crew chief.[32][33] The team lost most of its sponsorship from the prior year, with Ollie's Bargain Outlet coming on for four of the first six races.[34] The No. 36 teams owners points were also transferred to the No. 10 car for the season, leaving the team with the 44th-place points from the No. 35 car which would not guarantee a spot in the first five races. The team nearly won the Daytona 500, staying out under caution to gain the lead before the race was red-flagged when Juan Pablo Montoya's car collided with a Jet-dryer cleanup vehicle, damaging the racetrack. The race was ultimately restarted, with Blaney scoring a solid 15th-place finish.[13] The team would later sign SealWrap, a partner of Dave and son Ryan Blaney, and Widow Wax for eight races, while Golden Corral would return for the remaining three restrictor plate races. Blaney earned the No. 36 team a spot in the Top 35 after five races. Though the team had to start and park several events, they remained in the top 35 throughout the entirety of the season. Tony Raines and J. J. Yeley would run single races in the car, while Blaney was in the No. 37 car.

J.J. Yeley (2013)
The team's No. 36 car in 2013

In the 2013 season, TBR originally planned to run as a one-car team with the No. 7 team running full-time. This changed, however, when the team was able to round up enough sponsorship for the No. 36 car to run a full schedule.[35] J. J. Yeley ran the No. 36 car with sponsorship from numerous companies including Golden Corral, United Mining Equipment, Pitt Lite, Accell Construction, and others.[35][36] Victor Gonzalez Jr. drove the No. 36 at Sonoma and Watkins Glen with sponsorship from IMCA Dominican Republic and Mobil 1. Gonzalez would become the first competitor from the Caribbean region to compete in NASCAR's top division.[11] Yeley finished 32nd in points in 2013 but recorded a tenth-place finish at the Daytona 500, his first top ten since 2008 and his best finish in the race to date.

Reed Sorenson (2014)

For 2014, Yeley was replaced by Reed Sorenson, and veteran crew chief Todd Parrott was brought in to improve the performance of the team.[37] Golden Corral returned once again for the superspeedways with their "Top 10 Kids Eat Free" promotion, with Zing Zang, Flasr, Theme Park Connection, and the Delaware "Click It or Ticket" program sponsoring select races. The highlight of the season was when Sorenson qualified second at the July Daytona race after a rain-abbreviated qualifying session. Due to lack of consistent funding outside of restrictor plate races, the team's performance slumped significantly behind the No. 7 team, forced to use their Pro Motor Engines for multiple consecutive races and skipping practice sessions to save tires and part wear.[13] Perhaps the team's most notable moment in 2014 came at the spring Richmond race. Sorenson blew a tire, which then unwound with the rubber cords striking various components inside the wheel well, causing a small fire. However, the fire would eventually reach the fuel cell causing the car to burst into flames as Sorenson eased it onto pit road, he brought it to a stop, where crew members from Go Fas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports rushed to quickly get Sorenson out of the car. Sorenson was uninjured. Sorenson finished the 2014 season in 34th in the final driver standings, with the best finish of 14th, while 36 team finished 35th in the owner standings.[38]

After the season, TBR sold the owner's points and equipment of the No. 36 team to Jay Robinson Racing (reorganized as Premium Motorsports) due to lack of sponsorship, and contracted to one full-time team. Because of the move, Reed Sorenson was released, and sponsor Zing Zang retracted their planned five race sponsorship for 2015 (due to their desire to sponsor Sorenson).[38]

Car No. 36 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
2009 Scott Riggs 36 Toyota DAY
25
CAL
36
LVS
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
MAR
30
TEX
DNQ
PHO
36
TAL
41
RCH
42
DAR
39
CLT
38
41st 1499
Mike Skinner DOV
41
MCH
DNQ
CHI
39
IND
41
MCH
41
BRI
DNQ
Patrick Carpentier POC
43
NHA
43
DAY
42
POC
37
ATL
DNQ
Brian Simo SON
DNQ
GLN
DNQ
Michael McDowell RCH
41
NHA
41
DOV
38
KAN
DNQ
CAL
40
CLT
DNQ
MAR
41
TEX
41
PHO
41
HOM
43
Robert Richardson Jr. TAL
18
2010 Mike Bliss Chevy DAY
42
CAL
22
LVS
39
ATL
24
BRI
DNQ
MAR
25
PHO
DNQ
40th 1737
Johnny Sauter TEX
DNQ
TAL
41
DOV
43
CLT
41
MCH
DNQ
Casey Mears RCH
26
DAR
DNQ
NHA
29
CHI
40
IND
DNQ
POC
36
MCH
DNQ
Geoffrey Bodine POC
41
Brian Simo SON
DNQ
Steve Park DAY
13
Ron Fellows GLN
40
Dave Blaney BRI
DNQ
RCH
30
NHA
31
DOV
43
MAR
36
TAL
42
PHO
37
J.J. Yeley ATL
40
KAN
42
CAL
42
CLT
43
TEX
DNQ
HOM
42
2011 Dave Blaney DAY
26
PHO
42
LVS
34
BRI
25
CAL
37
MAR
30
TEX
30
TAL
27
RCH
13
DAR
24
DOV
26
CLT
27
KAN
32
POC
26
MCH
34
SON
31
DAY
39
KEN
33
NHA
29
IND
31
POC
30
MCH
33
BRI
35
CHI
33
NHA
35
DOV
32
KAN
31
CLT
35
TAL
3
MAR
23
33rd 519
Ron Fellows GLN
30
Mike Skinner ATL
27
Stephen Leicht RCH
24
Geoffrey Bodine TEX
38
PHO
37
HOM
30
2012 Dave Blaney DAY
15
PHO
23
LVS
29
BRI
34
CAL
33
MAR
34
TEX
37
KAN
37
RCH
29
TAL
30
DAR
27
CLT
40
DOV
32
MCH
25
SON
37
KEN
35
DAY
22
NHA
39
IND
23
GLN
36
MCH
38
BRI
26
ATL
25
RCH
33
CHI
33
TAL
39
CLT
43
KAN
39
MAR
35
TEX
39
PHO
26
HOM
32
35th 427
Tony Raines POC
32
POC
38
NHA
40
J.J. Yeley DOV
34
2013 DAY
10
PHO
28
LVS
36
BRI
27
CAL
27
MAR
27
TEX
39
KAN
35
RCH
32
TAL
31
DAR
35
CLT
28
DOV
30
POC
39
MCH
24
KEN
32
DAY
13
NHA
39
IND
39
POC
25
MCH
43
BRI
24
ATL
30
RCH
36
CHI
25
NHA
33
DOV
34
KAN
27
CLT
43
TAL
28
MAR
30
TEX
30
PHO
29
HOM
32
32nd 540
Victor Gonzalez Jr. SON
37
GLN
41
2014 Reed Sorenson DAY
16
PHO
31
LVS
34
BRI
28
CAL
21
MAR
34
TEX
33
DAR
39
RCH
42
TAL
34
KAN
32
CLT
42
DOV
24
POC
34
MCH
32
SON
32
KEN
27
DAY
33
NHA
33
IND
38
POC
27
GLN
23
MCH
27
BRI
24
ATL
29
RCH
24
CHI
29
NHA
31
DOV
32
KAN
26
CLT
27
TAL
14
MAR
35
TEX
33
PHO
28
HOM
24
35th 516

Car No. 71 history[edit]

It was announced that TBR will come back to race in 2019 part-time. Their first race with Accell Construction would sponsor with Ryan Truex for the Daytona 500.[39] The No. 71 was unable to qualify for the race. The 71 will come back part-time throughout the 2019 season.

Car No. 71 Results[edit]

Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Ryan Truex 71 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Additional cars[edit]

In mid-2012, TBR announced a partnership to provide technical assistance and cars to former driver Larry Gunselman's Max Q Motorsports.[40] Max Q had started the year with Mike Wallace (1 race) and Timmy Hill drivers in a partnership with Rick Ware Racing, but Hill struggled to qualify for races leading Max Q to break off the partnership in April and sending Hill back to RWR in the Nationwide Series. J. J. Yeley was hired by TBR to drive for Max Q.[40] Regular TBR driver Dave Blaney also ran one race for Max Q. Yeley moved to TBR's No. 36 car in 2013, while Max Q shut down.

At the 2013 Sonoma race, with Yeley's usual No. 36 being piloted by Victor Gonzalez Jr. for the weekend, TBR used its partnership to field the No. 37 for him with Gunselman listed as an owner. The team was a late entry, however, with neither Yeley or the No. 37 team receiving points for the race, as the No. 37 car started last and finished 42nd.[11]

In 2014, TBR took full ownership of the No. 37, fielding it as a third team starting at Indianapolis. 2000 Champion Bobby Labonte drove the first race for the team at the Brickyard with longtime TBR supporter Accell Construction.[41] Labonte failed to qualify on speed, using a champion's provisional to make the race. The next week at Pocono, Dave Blaney returned to the team for the first time since entering semi-retirement. The No. 37 also ran with Blaney at Michigan and Bristol. Former TBR driver Mike Bliss drove the No. 37 at Atlanta and Richmond. The team ran a total of ten races with those three drivers, finishing the season 46th in owners points. Their best finish of 26th came at Pocono with Blaney driving. The team shut down following the season.

Car No. 37 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
2013 J.J. Yeley 37 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
42
KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 50th 0
2014 Bobby Labonte DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX DAR RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND
37
46th 58
Dave Blaney POC
26
GLN MCH
33
BRI
43
Mike Bliss ATL
43
RCH
35
CHI
43
NHA DOV
36
KAN
43
CLT TAL MAR TEX PHO
43
HOM

TBR provided cars and technical assistance to Premium Motorsports, fielding the No. 98 car out of their shop for the Fall 2015 races at Loudon and Homestead with TBR development driver Ryan Preece.

Nationwide Series[edit]

TBR made its official debut in 2001 at Charlotte. Ward Burton started 4th and finished 8th in the No. 5 Pillsbury Chevrolet. Burton ran the same car at Homestead-Miami Speedway, qualifying 6th and finishing 7th. The next year the team would switch its number and manufacturer. The team fielded the No. 6 Pepsi Dodge driven by Wally Dallenbach Jr.. Dallenbach would start 26th and finish 14th in the team's first race. Dallenbach scored two top tens at Charlotte and Phoenix. Damon Lusk would take over the No. 6 car starting at Richmond but crashed out of the 14th lap. Despite the rocky start, Lusk and TBR would make a run for Rookie of the Year in 2003, with sponsorship from Sta-Rite Pumps. Lusk had a consistent season with only 2 DNFs but would lose out on ROTY to David Stremme and Coy Gibbs.

The following year, Unilever backed TBR, and subsequently announced its Hungry Drivers program. Unilever would select four drivers and run each of them in three Busch Series races. The chosen drivers were Mark McFarland, Tracy Hines, Scott Lynch, and Paul Wolfe. Wolfe was eventually chosen after scoring two top-20 finishes. In 2005, TBR's Busch Series team was bought out by Evernham Motorsports (now Richard Petty Motorsports) and TBR closed up its team.

Car No. 6 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Owners Pts
2001 Ward Burton 5 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT
8
MEM PHO CAR HOM
7
70th 288
2002 David Green 6 Dodge DAY
18
CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP 45th 766
Wally Dallenbach Jr. MCH
14
BRI DAR CLT
7
MEM PHO
9
HOM
Damon Lusk RCH
42
DOV KAN ATL
22
CAR
2003 DAY
21
CAR LVS
22
DAR TEX
43
TAL NSH CAL
24
RCH GTY NZH CLT
29
DOV NSH KEN MLW
31
DAY
21
CHI NHA
18
PPR IRP MCH
12
KAN
28
CLT MEM 39th 1319
Jimmy Spencer BRI
24
Ted Musgrave BRI
3
DAR RCH
Paul Wolfe DOV
16
ATL
19
PHO CAR HOM
2004 DAY
36
CAR
DNQ
LVS
18
DAR BRI NHA
12
PPR IRP 42nd 1256
Tracy Hines TEX
20
NSH TAL
25
MCH
17
BRI CAL
Jeremy Mayfield CAL
18
GTY
Scott Lynch RCH
39
NZH CLT
DNQ
Mark McFarland CLT
22
DOV
23
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI RCH
16
DOV KAN
Bill Elliott MEM
20
Randy LaJoie ATL
32
PHO DAR HOM

Car No. 36 history[edit]

In 2012, Baldwin announced his return to the Nationwide Series. The team will run the No. 36 Chevrolet in eight races for drivers Ryan Blaney (son of then-TBR Cup Series driver Dave), Ryan Truex, and Bobby Santos III. TBR's first attempt of the 2012 season was at Daytona in February with Truex driving the No. 36. The team picked up a last minute sponsorship from Grime Boss for the event. Ryan Blaney then took over driving duties at Richmond in his first of six races with the team. Long-time sponsor of the Blaney family, SealWrap, sponsored all six Ryan Blaney's attempts. TBR once again ran the No. 36 at Daytona in July for Whelen Modified driver and 2010 NWMT series champion Bobby Santos III. Brad Parrott was the crew chief for the team.[42]

For 2013, the car changed numbers to No. 8, absorbing the points from Team SLR. Brad Parrott remained TBR's crew chief. Scott Lagasse Jr. drove at Daytona, Las Vegas, and Richmond. The No. 8 team also ran at New Hampshire with TBR development driver Ryan Preece behind the wheel.[43] The team had sponsorship from East West Marine for the event.

In 2014, the team switched back to No. 36, with Parrott remaining crew chief. Preece again drove the car at New Hampshire with East-West Marine sponsoring. He was also scheduled to drive at Richmond in September, but this was changed to Homestead to avoid conflicting with Preece's Whelen Modified Series schedule.

Car No. 36 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2012 Ryan Truex 36 Chevy DAY
31
PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX 40th 175
Ryan Blaney RCH
7
TAL DAR
43
IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN
15
IND
27
IOW GLN CGV BRI
7
ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT
14
KAN TEX PHO HOM
Bobby Santos III DAY
33
NHA CHI
2014 Ryan Preece DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA
14
CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
28
52nd 46

Partnership with Team SLR[edit]

In 2012, TBR created a partnership with Team SLR and driver/owner Scott Lagasse Jr.. Team SLR would field the No. 8 Chevrolet Impala in select races during the 2012 Nationwide Season with sponsorship from the Boy Scouts of America and Hybrid Light. Chassis would be provided by TBR, and engines would be provided by ECR Engines. The team ran 3 races in 2012, with Lagasse driving at Kentucky, Kansas, and Homestead. In 2013, the team was folded into TBR itself.

Car No. 8 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2012 Scott Lagasse Jr. 8 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN
26
DOV CLT KAN
24
TEX PHO HOM
20
53rd 62
2013 DAY
39
PHO LVS
20
BRI CAL TEX RCH
21
TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY 48th 72
Ryan Preece NHA
24
CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM

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