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TBR signs Whelen champ Preece for pair of races

February 11, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

TBR signs Whelen champ Preece for pair of races
NASCAR Next driver looking to build off successful 2013 Whelen campaign

Ryan Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, will run two races for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014.

Preece, who is also a member of the NASCAR Next program, will make starts at Richmond International Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway driving the No. 36 Chevrolet for TBR. East West Marine, a company out of Manorville, N.Y., will adorn the car for both races.



"I can't wait, and I'm very happy to have this chance again," Preece said in a team release. "You never know if your first race in a car, could be your last one. Making the best of the opportunity is key. I'm very lucky to have someone like Tommy pushing and supporting me. He has given me a 'true' opportunity that is very hard to come by in today's racing. There aren't very many car owners that will put you in a car like he is doing."

Last season, Preece made his Nationwide debut at New Hampshire for TBR, finishing 24th in the July race at Loudon.

"Ryan proved himself last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and we are looking forward to his return with TBR," team owner Tommy Baldwin said.