Tommy Baldwin Racing Locks Both Cars in Top-35 at California
Reutimann finished 27th; Blaney finished 33rd

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FONTANA, CALIF. (March 26, 2012) – Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) locked both cars in the top-35 in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Owner Points with the team’s finishes at Auto Club Speedway. Reutimann started 18th and made adjustments to the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet to finish 27th in the rain-shortened race. Blaney started 34th in the No. 36 Chevrolet and worked on the handling of TBR’s first in-house chassis to finish in 33rd place.
 
 
David Reutimann – No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet:
Reutimann posted the 16th, 16th and 24th fastest times in the three-scheduled practice sessions on Friday and Saturday. He qualified the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet in the 18th starting spot for the Auto Club 400.
 
The No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet took the green flag from the ninth row. Reutimann fell back to 22nd by lap 10 and radioed that the car was very tight and would not turn. Still struggling to turn in the center of the corner, the Zephyrhills, Fla., native fell back to 26th before green-flag pit stops started.
 
Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin called Reutimann down pit road on lap 33 for four tires, fuel and adjustments. The Accell Construction Chevrolet came back on track in the 25thposition. By lap 59, Reutimann radioed that the car still was not turning in the center of the corner.
 
The No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet stayed steady in the 25th position, and by lap 68, the team made another green-flag pit stop for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. Reutimann fell a lap down during the pit stop and returned to the track in the 24th spot. He raced into 23rd place before the halfway point at lap 100 and radioed that the car was better but still tight.
 
Reutimann made his third green-flag pit stop on lap 102. He returned to the track in the 27th position, two laps down. NASCAR called a caution on lap 125 for rain and pulled the red flag on lap 129. With more weather on its way, NASCAR called the race on lap 129 with the No. 10 Accell Construction Chevrolet in the 27th position, two laps down.
 
The 27th-place finish moved the No. 10 team up to the 34th position in NSCS Owner Points. The team is tied with the No. 33 Chevrolet in 35th and 12 points behind the No. 34. Reutimann fell to the 32nd spot in NSCS Driver Points. He is tied with David Ragan in 31st and 17 points ahead of Travis Kvapil in 33rd.
 
“I am very proud that will all the bad luck we had this season we are in the top-35 for Martinsville,” commented Reutimann. “We struggled with the car being tight, but the guys made good changes and improved the handling throughout the race. Unfortunately, with all the green-flag stops, we lost a few laps and were stuck around 27th.”

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