David Reutimann joins TBR line-up for 2012 Sprint Cup Series
|By Pablo Elizalde||Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 16:31 GMT|
Tommy Baldwin Racing has signed David Reutimann for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Reutimann, a race winner in the Sprint Cup, will join Dave Blaney at the team.
TBR is still still seeking sponsorship for both Reutimann and Blaney, and said details regarding car numbers, sponsors and team members will follow in the upcoming weeks.
"Tommy has built a really good organisation from the ground up in a really short amount of time," said Reutimann. "One of the things I like about Tommy and what's refreshing about him is that he is just a racer.
"There are lots of things he could be doing but instead he is at the shop every day working hard to build the organisation from the ground up. There are not a lot of true racers in the garage, and he is one of them. It's the way I was raised with my Dad, so we are on the same page. I'm just really looking forward to the season and see what we can do."
Reutimann, who has two Cup wins to his name, was dropped by Michael Waltrip Racing in favour of Mark Martin for this year.
"Reutimann will be a great addition to our program and to Dave Blaney," said team owner Tommy Baldwin. "Last season, we met our goals of running the entire schedule and making the top-35 in points. This season, our goal is to continue our progress on the competition side. Having two veteran drivers in Reutimann and Blaney is a very important step in our program's growth."
"We are still working on finding funding for next year, but having a car guaranteed in the first five races, including the Daytona 500, is a big step for our team.
"We had success last year with our partners. Although Golden Corral will not return in 2012, they were very happy with the exposure they received. We hope they have shown other companies the value of our programme and that our programme will once again align with their business objectives."