Tuesday, May 17

Steve Park to Run Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will team up with NASCAR veteran Steve Park for the second annual modified tribute car at Daytona International Speedway. Park will run the No. 36 “Old Blue” Chevrolet to tribute owner, car-builder and mechanic Len Boehler in the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday, July 2nd.

Boehler started BRE Racing Inc in 1957. From the late 60’s to the early 70’s, Boehler ran a coupe modified that was beat up with dents, rusty and built with junkyard parts but had a fast big-block engine. Competitors called the car “Old Blue,” and the name stuck. “Old Blue” won six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championships from 1967-69 and 1994-96 and collected over 400 feature wins in the team’s 54-year history.

“Lenny Boehler is a guy I always looked up to in the modifieds,” explained Park “What he was able to accomplish with his racecars and the amount of time he has been involved in the division clearly makes him one of the icons in modified racing. With his passing, his son has done a good job of carrying the torch for future generations and the Lenny Boehler No. 3 ‘Old Blue’ modified.”

Beginning Monday, April 18th, fans will have the opportunity to be a part of history by sponsoring the No. 36 “Old Blue” Chevrolet with contributions from $20 to $10,000. All proceeds exceeding $100,000, the cost to race the Coke Zero 400, will be donated by Tommy Baldwin Racing to the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

“It’s pretty cool,” explained Park. “It’s the only program of its kind, where through the Sprint Cup Series we give back to modified racing, the fans of NASCAR and the history of our sport. Being able to run a tribute car in NASCAR and honor the heroes of our sport, the Northeast modifieds, where Tommy and I all got our start in racing, is such an honor.”

For each contribution, fans will have the opportunity to add their name to the Len Boehler tribute car, as well as additional items including a 1:64 diecast No. 36 “Old Blue” Chevrolet.

Amount

Size of Name on Car

1:64 Diecast Car

Meet & Greet with Tommy and Steve

TBR Tour

Pit

Passes **

Honorary Crew Member for a Day***

$20

½” x 3”

$50

½” x 3”

X

$100

¾” x 5”

X

$500

1” x 8”

X

$1,000

3” x 10”

X

$2,500

5” x 12”

X

$5,000

8” x 20”

X

X

X

X

X

$10,000

10” x 24”

X

X

X

X

X

**Contributions of $5,000 receive two (2) pit passes to the race. Contributions of $10,000 receive four (4) passes. Travel to race not included.

***Honorary Crew Member during practice for a contribution of $5,000. Honorary Crew Member during the race for a contribution of $10,000.

Tommy Baldwin Racing, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to run the fan appreciation/”Old Blue” Tribute Car at any other NASCAR race, in place and instead of the Daytona Race on July 2, 2011. No sponsor funds will be returned under any circumstances.

To make a contribution, visit www.tommybaldwinracing.com/teams/old-blue-tribute starting Monday, April 18, 2011 or send checks payable to Tommy Baldwin Racing to:

“Old Blue” Tribute Car

c/o Tommy Baldwin Racing

296 Cayuga Drive

Mooresville, NC 28117

 

Tommy Bladwin Racing PR

 

X

No right click

Please link the article.