Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that the team will have a new competition director and crew chief as the organization heads into the 2013 season.
The organization announced today that Charlie Langenstein will become the team's Competition Director. Langenstein will oversee every car to see if they are as fast as they can be when they are at the racetrack. Langenstein is known for his work as a DIRTcar Series crew chief, where he notched over 500 wins and was inducted into the North East Modified Hall of Fame in 2008. His previous NASCAR experience includes being the Mechanical Director at Hendrick Motorsports for four of the team's championships.
"We may be a smaller team, but we have a much bigger focus," says Langenstein. "In one way or another, everybody on this team is a racer and wants to do everything they can to win."
Langenstein wasn't the only move the team announced today as the team announced that Joe Lax will be the crew chief of J.J. Yeley's #36 Chevrolet. Lax is an original member of Tommy Baldwin Racing and has been a friend of Baldwin's for over 15 seasons. Lax is excited for his first opportunity as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup Series.
"Tommy and I had some of our biggest times in the sport together," Lax said. "For Tommy to make it to where he's at today, I can't tell you just how honored I am to work with him and JJ on the #36 Chevy SS. I helped him get going in the first days of TBR, and I'm excited to help bring the team to a whole new level."
Baldwin himself is excited how things are starting to come together for the 2013 season.
"Joe has been around me for a long time," team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. said. "He will adjust quickly to his new position with us. It's important that we all work together towards our goals this season and having Charlie come on board is just another strong building block in that process."
Baldwin will have two cars attempt the 55th running of the Daytona 500.
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