Tony Raines has now been announced as this week’s driver with Tommy Baldwin Racing’s #10 Chevy Impala. Unlike previously reported on the entry list, showing David Reutimann as driver, T.B.R. brings back Raines for another stint.
Tony Raines of Laporte, Indiana is a veteran of Sprint Cup Series having compiled a 166 career starts over the last 10 seasons. He made his Cup debut at Dover Delaware back in 2002.
Making 6 starts this year, Raines has not compiled a top-10 finish since 2007, Talladega fall race. His career statistics at Michigan are not very good either, with his best finishes at that track being 24th in 2003.
Unlike Reutimann, Tony has never really competed in a competitive ride in NASCAR’s top division, but does have 4 victories in Camping World Truck Series. Two of his wins came at the old I-70 Speedway, including his first career win back in 1997.
It has not been reported yet where David Reutimann may land this weekend, so he may not have a ride. TBR did announce that they have him scheduled in the #10 car for Kentucky. Also TBR stated not knowing what the plans were for James Finch’s #51 team led them to substitute driver David Reutimann for Tony Raines again this weekend.
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