Race: Toyota/Save Mart 350
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 16 of 36
Track: Infineon Raceway
Track Length: 1.99 miles
Date: June 26, 2011
Dave Blaney will go road course racing this weekend at Infineon Raceway. He will pilot the Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) No. 36 Big Red Chevrolet in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 26th.
TBR AT INFINEON – The Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be TBR’s first start at the Sonoma, Calif., road course. TBR made one career-road course start last season at Watkins Glen International. Ron Fellows piloted the No. 36 from a 21st-place start to the 18th position before an on-track incident ended the team’s day early.
BLANEY AT INFINEON – Blaney made 10 career starts at the 1.99-mile road course. This weekend’s start will be his 21st career-road course start. The Hartford, Ohio native made his best Infineon Raceway start of 15th in 2003. He scored his best finish of 19th in the 2005 event.
BIG RED – The Texas-based beverage company will adorn the No. 36 Big Red Chevrolet this weekend at Infineon Raceway. Big Red, with its distinctive flavor and widespread distribution in 44 states, was one of the nation’s fastest growing soft drink brands in 2010. Big Red and its subsidiaries have held key sponsorships in many professional sports, including the PGA, LPGA, MLS, NBA, NFL and MLB, and actively participate in various youth development grassroots sports programs such as cycling, soccer and baseball. Big Red, Inc. subsidiary ALL SPORT Body Quencher was the primary sponsor of the No. 36 Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway and an associate sponsor at Talladega Superspeedway this season.
KIDS EAT FREE – TBR will compete to feed America’s families again this weekend, as Golden Corral returns to the No. 36 Big Red Chevrolet. If the No. 36 Big Red Chevrolet finishes in the top-10 in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, kids eat free (with an adult purchase) on Monday, June 27th. Golden Corral will also donate $5,000 to the DAV. CHASSIS NO. 65 – Blaney will pilot TBR chassis No. 65. This chassis is a brand new chassis designed specifically for road course racing.
LAST RACE RECAP: HELUVA GOOD! SOUR CREAM DIPS 400 – Dave Blaney started the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 from the 42nd position. A pit road incident during the first pit stop caused damage to the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) Chevrolet and relegated the team to a 34th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.
IN THE POINTS – The No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet held onto the 32nd position in NSCS Owner Points and extended the team’s lead over 36th place to 53 points. Blaney also held onto the 31st spot in NSCS Driver Points and gained on 30th place. He is now 18 points behind David Gilliland.
LIGHTHOUSE MISSION – The Lighthouse Mission logo debuted on the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway and will be present for the entire 2011 season. TBR has teamed up to help the Long Island based-charity build awareness and raise funds for Lighthouse Mission. For more information on Lighthouse Mission, visit