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Jun272012

Drissi's Solid Performance Cut Short at NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/SaveMart 350

© LAT-USATomy Drissi put together a solid first outing for his Sprint Cup debut at Sonoma Raceway, Sunday, in Sonoma, California. Unfortunately, his day would end early when the No. 10 Ice Age 3 / Continental Drift, Tomy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet made contact with the wall on lap 83. The incident was the first caution of the 110 lap event and set the stage for a classic road course battle to the end. Ultimately, Clint Boyer went on to win.

"I was really disappointed not to have finished the race," said Drissi. "I worked real hard all day keeping out of trouble and making sure we saved the car to make a bit of a run at the end of the race. I've haven't seen any tape… so I'm not sure if I got a little help going around or if the car just got loose through the downhill section."

"I will say, while it's helpful to have road course experience," Tomy continued, "these cars are a unlike anything I've ever driven. They're huge… they're heavy… and they handle like nothing else I've ever driven. You're up on the wheel from flag to flag. I give these guys a lot of credit."

This was Tomy's fourth NASCAR start, his first in Sprint Cup.

"I can't say enough about the other NASCAR competitors," noted Tomy. "These guys went out of their way to make me feel welcome. Everyone was extremely friendly and very willing to share pointers. It was a fantastic weekend. I really enjoyed working with the Tommy Baldwin Racing team. They were great. And the fans seemed to really enjoy seeing the No. 10 Chevrolet trimmed out in the Ice Age 3 / Continental Drift livery. We got a great response!"

Tomy returns to action in the American Le Mans Series when the Series makes their annual stop at Lime Rock Park, July 6-7 for the Northeast Grand Prix. Tomy will drive the No. 9 RSR LMPC car. The race will air on ESPN2, July 7, 2012 at 4:00pm EDT.  It will stream live on ESPN3, July 7 at 2:45;m EDT. Qualifying can be seen live Friday, July 6, 2012 at 3:05PM also on ESPN3.

About Ice Age: Continental Drift:
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
 
For more information, games and much more, visit www.iceagemovie.com <http://www.iceagemovie.com>

Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion.  His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challenge.

Born December 9 in Hollywood, California, Tomy owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas.  Drissi's first racing experience in motorsports was street racing on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills.

His professional racing career highlights include; 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year, 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver, 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year and  Trans-Am Champion. In 2010 Tomy competed in Trans-Am taking 1 win, 1 pole, 3 podiums, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens; He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing 3rd. In 2011 Tomy returned to the American Le Mans Series, LMPC division. He scored a 2nd at Long Beach, 3rd at Lime Rock, 1st at Mid Ohio,1st at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and second at Road Atlanta -Petit Le Mans.

Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.

Find out more about Tomy Drissi at http://www.tomydrissi.com or follow Tomy on Facebook /tomydrissi and Twitter @tomydrissi

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