Tommy Baldwin Racing hasn’t featured in a NASCAR Cup Series event since the 2017 campaign, however that is set to change this Sunday at Darlington Raceway.
When the current NASCAR Cup Series season will be reinstated this weekend, May 17 at Darlington Raceway after a 10-week suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so will a team that we haven’t seen since 2017.
TBR is set to field Chevrolet #7 in the 293-lap race around the four-turn, 1.366-mile oval in Darlington, South Carolina.
The last time they competed in a Cup Series race was in November of 2017 when they fielded the #7 Chevrolet for Joey Gase at Phoenix Raceway.
However they did make an attempt to compete in the 2019 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway with Ryan Truex behind the steering of the #71 Chevrolet, but Truex failed to finish high enough in his Duel qualifying round to be eligible for the Daytona 500.
This is what team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. had to say about the return of his team to NASCAR’s elite-level racing.
“I am excited to be returning to the NASCAR Cup Series. I have been in this sport for a long time, and I believe now is the best time to get back to the track.”
Behind the steering of the #7 Chevrolet for this weekend’s race will be Josh Bilicki, who has competed part-time for Rick Ware Racing in the 2017 campaign. Tommy Baldwin Jr. is set to perform duties as the crew leader for the #7 team.