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Jun212012

Tomy Drissi Making Sprint Cup Debut in Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma

Tomy Drissi announced today he will make his debut appearance in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Sonoma, Sunday, June 24. The Trans Am Champion will pilot the No. 10 Ice Age 3 / Continental Drift  Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Best known for his road racing expertise in Trans Am, American Le Mans and Wold Challenge sports cars, Tomy has also recorded starts in NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge of driving a cup car on the Sonoma road course. I've enjoyed good success on this track and I'm confident I can turn in a good result for the Tommy Baldwin Racing Team. We'll be campaigning the No. 10 that Danica Patrick ran at Daytona and a few other races this year… my job is to get a solid finish for TBR and some exposure for Ice Age 3. I think we're in good company to make that happen! "

Tommy Baldwin Racing previously made three starts on road courses in the NSCS. Ron Fellows posted the teams best start of 21st at Watkins Glen in 2010 and best finish of 30th at Watkins Glen in 2011. The team will have two entries in the event with Drissi in the No. 10 Ice Age: Continental Drift Chevrolet and Dave Blaney in the No. 36 Chevrolet.

Tomy will take the track for practice on Friday, June 22 at 3 p.m. EST and qualify at 6:40 p.m.,  both live on SPEED. There will be a 12:30 p.m. practice and 1:45 p.m. with the latter airing on SPEED at 11 p.m. The 110-lap Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. EST will air live on TNT.

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

About Tomy Drissi:
Tomy Drissi, an American driver and Trans Am Champion, has tallied wins in the American Le Mans Series and Trans Am Series, as well as competing in NASCAR and Speed World Challenge.
 
Born December 9 in Hollywood, Calif., 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. Tomy is married to Lacy Livingston Drissi.
 
His professional racing career highlights include: 1999 Trans Am Series Rookie of the Year, 2000 Trans Am Series BBS Most Improved Driver, 2000 Trans Am Series Crew of the Year and Trans Am Series Champion. He also competed in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at Mid-Ohio finishing third in 2010. In 2011, he competed in a partial schedule in the American Le Mans Series. In his five races, he finished second at Long Beach, third at Lime Rock Park, first at Mid-Ohio, first at the Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and second in the Petit Le Mans.
 
For more information, visit www.tomydrissi.com or follow Tomy on Facebook, facebook.com/tomydrissi, and Twitter, @tomydrissi.

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