Jayski is reporting via Sirius Speedway that Tommy Baldwin Racing is near completion of a deal to sell the owners’ points accrued from the No. 36 TBR Chevy last season to Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 10 Chevy to be driven by Danica Patrick in select Sprint Cup Series events in 2012.
As a result of the rumored deal, Dave Blaney will need to qualify for the Daytona 500 on speed or he will need to race his way in the race through one of the duels.
David Reutimann is rumored to possibly run the No. 10 in the races Patrick does not enter. Patrick will drive SHR machines in her events, while Reutimann will drive TBR equipment in his events in the No. 10.
TBR will reportedly receive technical and pit crew support from SHR as a part of the deal.
After this deal was reported, a posting on TBR’s Facebook page stated:
Not everything you read is true my friends. I was born at night but not last night.
TBR followed that posting up with another:
Nobody has the correct information or is posting the correct information stay tuned we hope to get the correct story out soon.
Update: FoxSports.com is reporting that TBR has reached a deal with SHR. Under the terms of the agreement, TBR will transfer the points from its No. 36 entry, which finished in the top 35 in owner’s points and therefore is guaranteed a starting spot in the first five Sprint Cup events in 2012, to the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevy, which will be driven by Danica Patrick in 10 races.
In the remaining 26 races, David Reutimann will drive the car.
Team owner Tommy Baldwin will have a hands-on presence with the No. 10 and will work closely with Greg Zipadelli, SHR’s competition director.