Pre-Race News and Notes: Michigan

Regan Smith
No. 7 APC Chevrolet
Michigan International Speedway 
Pure Michigan 400 | August 28, 2016

Back to Michigan we go: Regan Smith and the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team is headed back to the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. 

Smith will be sponsored by Advanced Patient Care LLC, a hands-on clinical care company dedicated to making the transition from hospital to home seamless and successful. 

Toy State Returns as Associate Sponsor; Launches "NEW" NASCAR Licensed R/C and Lights & Sound Cars: Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator of licensed and highly-stylized 'lights and sound' and radio-controlled (R/C) toy vehicles, will unveil the latest products from its flagship Nikko™ and Road Rippers® brands this Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Visit the Fanatics tent to purchase a No. 7 (Nikko RC / Toy State) Chevrolet like Regan Smith drives, along with the realistic paint schemes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, and Jimmie Johnson.

Want to know more about Toy State toys and where you can purchase them near you? Visit Toy State's website.

Appearances: Regan has a busy weekend on tap and many opportunities for media interviews and fan requests. 

  • Friday (8/26) Smith will be at the Chevy stage in the Fan Zone at 2:30 p.m. talking with fans and racing Nikko RC's NASCAR licensed R/C cars. 
  • Saturday morning (8/27), Smith will be visiting NASCAR's Acceleration Nation (9:45 am) with an appearance from Miss Sprint Cup.
  • Sunday (8/28), Smith will start his morning at the MIS Tweetup at 10:00 a.m. behind the New Holland Fan Plaza sign. Moving to the Fanatics Superstore at 10:45 a.m., Regan will be signing autographs for fans and racing Nikko RC/ Toy State's new NASCAR licensed cars in the display. 

Tune In: Want to watch Regan Smith and the No. 7 APC Chevrolet in the Pure Michigan 400? Race coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage can also be heard on MRN affiliates and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio channel 90. The green flag is scheduled for 2:18 p.m. ET. 

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Founded in 2009, Tommy Baldwin Racing is a NASCAR organization that fields the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Regan Smith in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Baldwin, a native of Long Island, New York, is a Daytona 500-winning crew chief in his eighth season as a full-time Cup Series car owner.

For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, please visit them on FacebookTwitter or their website.


Toy State® To Unveil NASCAR® Products 
at Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR-licensed toys promise to delight racing fans of all ages

August 26, 2016 (NORWOOD, MA) - Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator of licensed and highly-stylized 'lights and sound' and radio-controlled (R/C) toy vehicles, will unveil the latest products from its flagship Nikko™ and Road Rippers® brands this Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Inked to global licensing agreements with NASCAR and various NASCAR teams in late 2015, the company will debut its NASCAR-themed cars in advance of this weekend's Sprint Cup race.

"As both a licensee and sponsor, our relationship with the NASCAR industry has been extremely positive, and we are thrilled to see this partnership come to life within the Nikko and Road Rippers brands," said Andy Friess, Toy State President. "Our toy vehicles bring the perfect combination of performance, speed and fun, and we're confident NASCAR fans will love them!" 

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The Nikko NASCAR R/C cars are built to 1:16 scale with full-function radio-control action, while Road Rippers NASCAR® Come-Back Racers® feature motorized driving with real NASCAR sound effects. Both assortments showcase the authentic NASCAR paint schemes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Regan Smith and Chase Elliot. 

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In addition to NASCAR, Toy State's best in class 'Lights & Sound' and R/C brand portfolio features licensing partnerships with leading global automotive, lifestyle and entertainment brands including Caterpillar®, Hot Wheels®, DC Comics™, Barbie®, Thomas and Friends™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ and WWE®.

Toy State is currently in its second year as primary sponsor of Tommy Baldwin Racing's No. 7 Nikko RC/Toy State Chevrolet, driven by Regan Smith. 

Founded in 2009, Tommy Baldwin Racing is a NASCAR organization that fields the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Regan Smith in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Baldwin, a native of Long Island, New York, is a Daytona 500-winning crew chief in his eighth season as a full-time Cup Series car owner.

For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, please visit them on FacebookTwitter or their website.


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