Tommy Baldwin Racing plans part-time Cup Series return

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Tommy Baldwin Racing plans part-time Cup Series return

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Tommy Baldwin Racing plans part-time Cup Series return

Tommy Baldwin Racing will field a car in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019. The team announced Monday afternoon that the season-opening Daytona 500 on February 17 will be its first attempted race in what is hoped will again eventually become a full-time program.

“We are looking forward to get back going again with TBR in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series,” said team owner Tommy Baldwin. “Our goal is to work methodically and build it one piece at a time. I’m excited about these five to seven races for the 2019 season, and where it takes us in the future.”

Driver and sponsor plans were not announced.

TBR did not run a race in 2018 and was part-time in ’17 with five different drivers competing in 11 races. The team last ran a full season in 2016. TBR debuted in the series in 2009.

Baldwin had been working with Premium Motorsports after the team acquired assets from TBR. Baldwin shut down his team and sold his charter following the 2017 season.

“I think personally for myself and the situation, and what was going on, yeah, they’ve been good decisions for me,” Baldwin told RACER that season. “I’m still here; I just don’t have the business headaches anymore.”

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