Tom Baldwin (racing driver)

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"Tiger" Tom Baldwin
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Born(1947-03-14)March 14, 1947
East Patchogue, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 19, 2004(2004-08-19) (aged 57)
Thompson, Connecticut, U.S.
Related to Tommy Baldwin Jr.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Years active1985–2004
Car numberNo. 7NY
Starts373
Wins6
Poles7
Best finish3rd in 1992

Thomas S. Baldwin Sr. (March 14, 1947 – August 19, 2004) [1] was a NASCAR Modified race driver. Originally taught racing in East Patchogue by Michael Andreano (“Patchogue Flash”), Baldwin would go on to compete for 40 seasons, winning 6 modified races as well as numerous other races. His 11 wins at Riverhead Raceway spanned from June 30, 1978 to June 6, 1992. He was given the "Most Popular Driver" award on the Modified tour for 2003. He died in an accident on lap 10 of the New England Dodge Dealers 150 at the Thompson International Speedway on August 19, 2004. He spun into the infield to miss another competitor's car and struck a concrete block protecting a light pole driver's side first.

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He had a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Tommy Baldwin Jr., who was a crew chief and is now a car owner in the NASCAR Cup Series.

A memorial golf outing and a 77-lap memorial race (at Riverhead Raceway) are run in his honor [2] Tommy Baldwin Racing (run by his son) also switched when available to No. 7 (with a "7NY" design) to honor his father.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
YearTeamNo.Make12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334NWCCPts
1999 LJ Racing 91 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA-

Craftsman Truck Series

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
YearTeamNo.Make123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627NCTCPts
1997 Thompson Racing 22 Ford WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
SON MMR CAL PHO LVS 134th56
1998 Hess Racing 48 Chevy WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL PPR IRP NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL RCH
DNQ
MEM GTY MAR SON MMR PHO LVS 129th22

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References

  1. "Motorsport Memorial - Tom Baldwin". Motorsport Memorial. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  2. "Rrpr071307". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-23.