Tom Baldwin (racing driver)

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"Tiger" Tom Baldwin
Nationality United States American
Born (1947-03-14)March 14, 1947
East Patchogue, New York, United States
Died August 19, 2004(2004-08-19) (aged 57)
Thompson International Speedway
Thompson, Connecticut, USA
Related to Tommy Baldwin, Jr.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Years active 1985–2004
Car no. No. 7NY
Starts 373
Wins 6
Poles 7
Best finish 3rd in 1992

Tom (Tiger Tom) Baldwin (March 14, 1947 – August 19, 2004) was a NASCAR Modified race driver. He competed for 40 seasons, winning 6 modified races as well as numerous other races. His 11 wins at Riverhead Raceway spanned from June 30, 1978 to June 6, 1992. He was given the "Most Popular Driver" award on the Modified tour for 2003. He died in an accident on lap 10 of the New England Dodge Dealers 150 at the Thompson International Speedway on August 19, 2004. He spun into the infield to miss another competitor's car and struck a concrete block protecting a light pole driver's side first.

He had a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Tommy Baldwin, Jr., who was a crew chief and now a car owner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.

A memorial golf outing and a 77-lap memorial race (at Riverhead Raceway) are run in his honor[1] Tommy Baldwin Racing (run by his son) also switched when available to #7 (with a "7NY" design) to honor his father.

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NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

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