Tommy Baldwin Racing will field an entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Ryan Preece.

Announced last week, Preece was selected as one of the 2013 NASCAR Next drivers. The NASCAR Next program began in 2011, and is a way to help spotlight up-and-coming drivers from around the world. This year's elite drivers range from ages 15-24 and represent three different countries. Preece was chosen, by a voting panel for the great achievements in his young racing career thus far.

Ryan Preece, a Connecticut native, already has a long list of motorsports accomplishments, that all started from a young age. At just 22 years old, Preece has finished as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship runner-up twice. In addition, he has an impressive 12 pole awards and five wins. Currently, he is tied for the points lead in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and is currently leading the points at Stafford Speedway.

"This is a great opportunity for my career to be teaming up wth Tommy Baldwin Racing. To be given an chance like this is surreal and I plan to make the most of it. Hopefully we can have a solid day and good things will come from this. Thanks to all my sponsors, teams, and fans for all support at the NASCAR Short Tracks who have carried me thus far. Without all of the support from my family and everyone behind me, I would not be who I am today."


(Story by NSSN)