Fast Facts: Tommy Baldwin Jr.

Tommy Baldwin Jr., owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, has his roots in NASCAR’s oldest series, the Whelen Modified Tour. Here’s a look at the owner of the #36 Chevy Impalas driven by Dave Blaney.
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  • Baldwin Jr. was born October 27th, 1966 in Bellport, New York, the son of former NASCAR Modified champ Tom Baldwin. The elder Baldwin raced for 40 seasons before being killed at age 57 at Thompson (CT) International Speedway during a race in 2004.
  • Baldwin Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps as a driver for a time, but found his calling behind the scenes as a mechanic and crew chief. His first job as a Cup Series crew chief came with Junie Donlavey in 1997; he then spent five years (1998 to 2002) with Bill Davis Racing, winning the 2002 Daytona 500 with Ward Burton. In 2003 he moved to Ultra Motorsports, then went to Evernham Motorsports in 2004.
  • Baldwin Jr. was paired with rookie Kasey Kahne in the #9 car for 2004, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year title that season; Baldwin was crew chief for Kahne’s first victory in Richmond the following year.
  • From 2001 to 2004, Baldwin Jr. fielded a Busch (now Nationwide) Series team, his first foray into team ownership in NASCAR’s top tiers. He sold the team to Ray Evernham following the 2004 season.
  • Baldwin Jr. formed Tommy Baldwin Racing in January 2009 with the #36 car. It was a start-and-park car for much of it first season, and saw a number of drivers in its seat throughout the next two seasons, including Scott Riggs, Mike Skinner, Patrick Carpentier, Michael McDowell, Casey Mears and Blaney. Blaney was named driver for the #36 for the 2011 season, and the team has had some strong runs throughout the season, particularly at Daytona.
  • Baldwin and his wife Beth now live in Mooresville, North Carolina with their four children, Tommy III, Jamen, Jack and Luke.
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