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Tommy Baldwin Racing Driver Regan Smith: Daytona 500 Notes.

Regan Smith
No. 7 Nikko RC/ Golden Corral Chevrolet
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500 | February 21, 2016
Starting Position: 27th 
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Regan Smith poses for a portrait during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Regan Smith (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

New Beginnings: Just a few weeks ago, Regan and Tommy Baldwin took advantage of each others opportunities and put together a deal. 2016 marks the start of TBR’s eighth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Baldwin: “This is probably the most excited our team has been heading into a season. We’ve put together some great people in place during the off-season and having Regan -a proven race winner – driving for us, puts the polish on our program. We’re ready for Sunday.”
Race with Regan: On Saturday, Smith will be visiting the Fanatics Trackside Superstore (10:00 a.m.) with sponsors Nikko RC and Toy State to demonstrate the use of their Nikko RC cars.
Making a Difference: Friday morning, Smith visited children at Halifax Health’s Speediatrics Unit. The hospital’s pediatric wing is designed to ease the experience for ill or injured children with its motorsports-themed décor. For photos from the visit, click here.
Smith: Our goal on Thursday night was to have our primary car on the grid for the 500, and we accomplished that. We’ve learn some things that we can apply Sunday and I think we’ve got a solid car. If we make good decisions all day, well set up for the end and see what we’ve got. I’m ready to get this season going.”
Tune In: Want to watch Regan Smith and the No. 7 Nikko RC/Golden Corral Chevrolet in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway? Race coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Coverage can also be heard on MRN affiliates and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio channel 90. The green flag is scheduled for 1:31 p.m. ET.
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Golden Corral “Top 10 Kids Eat Free” Promotion Kicks Off in Daytona

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 18, 2016) — For the sixth consecutive year, Golden Corral returns to Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) sponsoring the four superspeedway races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
Golden Corral is the pioneer of one of the most unique promotions in NASCAR, “Top 10 Kids Eat Free.”  Each time the No. 7 Golden Corral Chevrolet finishes in the top 10, Golden Corral will offer a one-day “Kids Eat Free” promotion on the Monday immediately following the top-10 event.  Details of the offer include:
·  Free kids buffet with an adult buffet purchase at regular price at participating locations.
·  Limit of two (2) free kid’s meals per adult buffet purchased.
“We’re delighted to be back at the superspeedway races with the No. 7 team.  We want to share our Top 10 Kids Eat Free promotion with race fans so we’re pulling for top-10 finishes,” said Shelley Wolford, Vice President of National Marketing and Media at Golden Corral.
“We’re always proud to have Golden Corral on board at the restrictor-plate races,” said owner Tommy Baldwin. “They’ve been a long-standing partner of ours and we look forward to helping them give away a lot of free meals!”
About Golden Corral:
 
Golden Corral, based in Raleigh, N.C., is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain with 484 restaurants operating in 41 states as of January 1, 2016.  Golden Corral is famous for its variety, including USDA steaks cooked to order, rotisserie chicken, awesome pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and desserts like homemade carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall®.
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Chase Elliott Takes 2016 Daytona 500 Pole

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, poses with the 21 Means 21 Pole Award after qualifying for pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 14: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, poses with the 21 Means 21 Pole Award after qualifying for pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway . (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

The questions about how NASCAR Rookie Chase Elliott would handle taking over the historic #24 from Jeff Gordon were answered very quickly. Today Chase improved his qualifying time in his final round to jump to the top of the charts with a speed of 191.314 MPH taking  the pole position for next Sundays Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.

By winning the pole Chase Elliott became the youngest Daytona 500 pole sitter in history at 20 years of age.  Chase and his dad Bill Elliott joined only a handful of father/son Daytona 500 pole winners in race history.  His dad Bill Elliott is also a multi time Daytona 500 race winner.

The #24 is no stranger to the front row being placed there by retired driver Jeff Gordon just last year. Now Chase looks to put the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet in victory lane next Sunday joining multi time Daytona 500 winners Jeff Gordon and his dad Bill Elliott.

The second spot in qualifying went to 2 time Daytona 500 race winner Matt Kenseth.

Next up on tap at the Daytona International Speedway are Thursdays twin Can-Am Duels 150 mile qualifying races.