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Tommy Baldwin Racing, Josh Bilicki Team Up for Darlington

After a year-long hiatus, Tommy Baldwin Racing is set to return to the NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington Raceway on May 17.

TBR will field its No. 7 Chevrolet for Josh Bilicki, the team announced today, May 11.

The occasion will mark Bilicki’s first NCS start in 2020, despite several starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series this season. The effort will carry sponsorship support from Gravely Mowers and CNC Swiss Machining.

“I am very excited to be piloting the No.7 Gravely/CNC Swiss Machining Camaro for Tommy Baldwin Racing,” Bilicki said in a team release. “Darlington is one of my favorite tracks, and I can’t wait to get back on track, after a long two-month break.”

This is the first event TBR has entered since the 2019 Daytona 500, where it failed to qualify with driver Ryan Truex. TBR’s last start came in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race with JJ Yeley behind the wheel.

“I am excited to be returning to the NASCAR Cup Series,” TBR team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. said. “I have been in this sport for a long time, and I believe now is the best time to get back to the track.”

Baldwin had spent the last several seasons as the competition director of fellow NCS team Premium Motorsports.

Bilicki will compete in the 400-mile event on May 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET, with live television coverage provided by FOX. The event will also mark the series’ return to racing after a two-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Never at a loss for words, Zach Gillispie is a young, talented marketing professional from North Carolina who talks and writes on the side about his first love: racing! Since joining Frontstretch in 2018, Zach has served in numerous roles where he currently pens the NASCAR 101 column, a weekly piece delving into the basic nuts and bolts of the sport. Additionally, his unabashedly bold takes meshed with that trademarked dry wit of his have made Zach a fan favorite on the weekly Friday Faceoff panel. In his free time, he can be found in the great outdoors, actively involved in his church, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves or ruthlessly pestering his colleagues with completely useless statistics about Delma Cowart.

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