MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tommy Baldwin has been gradually building his race team since 2009. He’s endured a fledgling economy and has managed to maintain a presence in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Now, he’s seeing his patience and hard work pay off.
Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that the building continues, as they introduced SANY America to NASCAR as a major sponsorship partner for 2013.
With Dave Blaney at the wheel, SANY America will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 7 Chevrolet SS for 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events and associate partner for 22 races, starting with the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway on March 3.
The relationship was forged with the help of Al Heinke, owner of Mohawk Construction and co-owner of TBR.
Started in 1989 by college roommates, SANY is now the sixth largest industrial equipment company in the world. With global sales of their cranes, concrete pump machinery, excavators, and other heavy-duty equipment, they reported revenues of over $12 billion US in 2012.
SANY America opened its doors in Peachtree City, Georgia in 2007 as a division of SANY. All of the units they sell in the United States are designed specifically for the US market, using well known globally produced components, and are backed by an above-industry-standard two-year/4,000 hour warranty. Since opening in the U.S. two years ago, SANY America has sold over 150 cranes to customers across the country through selected dealers.
“As an organization, we’re proud to have brought a new company into NASCAR,” said team owner Tommy Baldwin, Jr. “Both TBR and SANY America are achieving a milestone together. We’re looking forward to being able to show them great benefits that a NASCAR sponsorship can offer.”
“We’re excited to start this venture with Tommy Baldwin Racing and NASCAR,” said Kyle Nape, vice president of global sales and marketing at SANY America. “Many of our customers are NASCAR fans, so this partnership is a great way for us get our name out there. We’re looking forward to a great season with a great team.”