New Team Is Latest News Of Busy Offseason
Daytona Beach, FL — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will have a new full-time team in 2010 with the formation of Heinke-Baldwin Racing.
Al Heinke and Tommy Baldwin announced in a press release that they have partnered to field a full-time entry in the coming season with driver Erick Rudolph. The pair joined forces last year for the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway with Heinke as the car owner and Baldwin as the crew chief of the entry driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kasey Kahne. Baldwin was also the crew chief for Kahne’s Whelen Modified Tour debut in last June’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Heinke has a history of involvement in a variety of northeast racing series as a driver, owner, crew chief and engineer. Baldwin has forged a successful Sprint Cup Series career as a crew chief, and now as owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing. He is the son of the late Tom Baldwin Sr., who had a long and distinguished driving career in the Whelen Modified Tour.