Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin Racing is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville North Carolina. The team is owned by former crew chief Tommy Baldwin Jr., son of late modified driver Tom Baldwin. The team currently fields the No. 7 Chevrolet SS for Alex Bowman.
In 2010, Baldwin began fielding 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.
Tommy Baldwin Jr. (born October 27, 1966 in Bellport, New York) is the team majority owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His father, Tom Baldwin, was a former champion NASCAR modified driver. Baldwin himself briefly pursued a racing career before becoming a mechanic.
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 #35, a fan sponsored tribute to modified driver Len Boehler. 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 Geoffrey 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. After having trouble qualifying, Bodine and Luke Associates moved over to the #36 team (with a guaranteed starting spot) while Dave Blaney would run the #35 in those races.
Blaney also attempted the Watkins Glen race in the #35 while road course veteran Ron Fellows drove the #36. Blaney also ran the September Richmond race in the #35 with Pepsi Max sponsorship, while Stephen Leicht drove the #36 in his first NASCAR race since 2009.