David’s time in the unemployment line did not last long. It was announced today that David Reutimann has joined Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) for a one year contract during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a teamate to current TBR driver, Dave Blaney. David Reautimann and Tommy Baldwin discussed their schedule, with start- and parking not in their plans. Reutimann will not run the full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Reutimann said that "we're looking at 26 races -- not a full season but that's something we're obviously angling towards and trying to do and we're going there to race".Tommy Baldwin said today that sponsorships and which car numbers his two drivers will use is being determined. Accell Construction, which has been with Baldwin in limited appearances the past couple seasons, has already committed to the team. The crew for David Reutimann’s team is still being determined too, but Tommy Baldwin will be David Reutimann's crew chief for the first few races.
Baldwin said his team would bring a new car to the season-opening test at Daytona Jan. 12-14, probably with Blaney driving "to see how it compares to the field."
Tommy Baldwin Racing has also signed an agreement to run Earnhardt Childress Racing engines for the 2012 NASCAR season.
Speaking about Tommy Baldwin Racing, a three-year-old team, Reutimann said, “Tommy has built a really good organization from the ground up in a really short amount of time.”
Tommy Baldwin Racing reached the top 35 in owner's points in the 2011 NASCAR Season which means Tommy Baldwin Racing is guaranteed a spot in the first five races of the 2012 season, a nice way to begin.
In addition to the new partial Sprint Cup Series ride, Reutimann has also stated that he has been in contact with some Camping World Truck Series owners about racing a few races for them in the 2012 season.
To David Reautimann: All of your race fans are very happy that you found a Sprint Cup Series team to be with during the 2012 Season. All of your race fans wish you the best of luck during the 2012 NASCAR Season.
To Tommy Baldwin Racing: I truly believe your team will do well during the 2012 NASCAR season. All of your race fans wish your team the best of luck during the 2012 NASCAR season.