David Reutimann Joins Tommy Baldwin Racing for 2012 Sprint Cup

Hugo Olguin@@RealHugoOlguinContributor IIIJanuary 3, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04:  David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Another Sprint Cup Series ride has been filled for 2012. David Reutimann is going to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing, according to Fox Sports.

The article notes that TBR will field two cars in 2012: one for Reutimann, and one for returning driver Dave Blaney.

Reutimann lost his ride driving the No. 00 car for Michael Waltrip Racing after the 2011 season ended.  He won two races during his time at MWR.

Reuitmann worked his way up running in the Camping World Truck Series, driving for Darrell Waltrip.  He drove for MWR in the Sprint Cup Series starting in 2007.

Baldwin was the crew chief for Ward Burton when he won the Daytona 500 in 2002.  He started his own team back in 2009.

So far, the deal between Reutimann and Baldwin is to run 26 races with no start and parks.  TBR is still trying to find sponsors for the 2012 season.

Dave Blaney's car lost its 2011 primary sponsor, Golden Corral, and the team is still looking for sponsorship.

Baldwin was able to get Blaney into the Top 35 in points, which guarantees him a spot in the 2012 Daytona 500 as well as the first five races of the 2012 season. 

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There have been no announcements about car numbers or sponsors yet.

Baldwin plans to have Blaney test at Daytona in the January test sessions.

Reutimann is still looking for other rides, possibly in the Camping World Truck Series.