Tommy Baldwin Racing equipment sold to Premium Motorsports – Tommy Baldwin himself has joined Premium Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series Team
There’s no official merger. However, everything has been sold from Tommy Baldwin Racing. Tommy Baldwin has also taken a primary role within the team. He simply tossed in the towel on his own team.
In 2017, Tommy Baldwin Racing has run seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. Elliott Sadler and J.J. Yeley have shared a seat of the #7 car.
Mooresville, NC (Friday September 1st, 2017) – Premium Motorsports has set plans in motion to build a stronger more competitive operation in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Team owner, Jay Robinson announced today that Tommy Baldwin will take over as the team’s Competition Director and Crew Chief of the #15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team effective immediately.
“Tommy’s passion, experience and knowledge will serve Premium well in its’ quest to become more competitive in the future,” said team owner, Jay Robinson.
This is the first of many changes coming to Premium. Scott Eggleston will remain at Premium as Team Manager, Pat Tryson will be moving to the crew chief position for the #55 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series entry.
Premium Motorsports which began as Jay Robinson Racing in 2001 now in their 17th year of full time racing will have more announcements coming soon.
Thomas ‘Tommy’ Baldwin Jr., a Long-Island New York native grew up in and around racing, watching and learning from his father Tom Baldwin who was a NASCAR modified champion.
Since 1997, Baldwin could be found on top of the pit box calling the shots as crew chief for teams including Bill-Davis Racing, Evernham Racing and Robert Yates Racing.
He worked with many drivers including: Ward Burton, Jimmy Spencer, Paul Wolf and Kasey Kahne to name a few. Baldwin has 5 wins at the NASCAR Cup level including the 2002 Daytona 500.
Baldwin became a Cup team owner in 2009 racing full time with many drivers including Geoff Bodine, Steve Park, Johnny Sauter, Ron Fellows, Casey Mears, J. J. Yeley, Dave Blaney and Regan Smith. TBR also ran the No.35 and the No.7 race cars throughout the next several years.
In 2016 Baldwin shut down full time operations and competed in a few select races. He also participated in the 2017, Daytona 500. Baldwin has now joined Premium Motorsports as their competition director as well as taking on the familiar role as crew chief.
Premium Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The team fields the No.15 Toyota Camry and Chevrolet SS full-time and the No.55 Toyota Camry and Chevrolet SS in The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team fields the No.49 Chevy Silverado.
Premium Motorsports is seeking partners for continued success on all levels. For more information regarding available partnerships, contact Stacey Carlson.
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