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A life long race fan, a turn behind the wheel at a Richard Petty Driving School changed Tommy from fan to fanatic.

Tommy started his driving career later than most and has collected an impressive list of destruction, 7 nose pieces, 21 door panels, 5 rear bumpers, 6 engines, 19 quarter panels, 16 fenders, and 1 race car that was so badly damaged that it was cut in to 3 foot sections so it would fit in a dumpster.  In 2004 Tommy added personal body parts to the broken car parts when he broke his back, chest and finger at Pensacolaís 5 Flags Speedway. Somehow, amidst all this carnage Tommy has been able to take his Pontiac to victory lane 22 times and just missed setting a new track record at Mobile International Speedway by 9 one hundredths of a second.  Tommyís proudest accomplishment in racing came not behind the wheel but as the crew chief of his sonís, Thomas (AKA the Moose), Outdoor Channel Bandolero when he won the Alabama State Championship and picked up Rookie of the Year Honors at Mobile International Speedway.   

Having become familiar with how to destroy racecars on a local level, Tommy took his talents to NASCAR.  As a spotter heís worked at every level of the sport, ARCA ReMax Series, Craftsman Trucks, Busch and Nextel Cup.  Heís worked with and wrecked guys in almost every series, Jason Jarrett, Ricky Craven, Frank Kimmell, Dan Pardus and Mobileís Rick Crawford.  About the only guy he didnít wreck was Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett. Currently, Tommy is working Public Relations for Circle Bar Racing currently fielding 2 teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. 

Taking a hint that his active racing career might not be as long as he would like, Tommy turned to broadcasting. Over his broadcasting career he has hosted Optima Batteries ARCA Racing This Week on The Outdoor Channel, color commentator for the ARCA ReMax Series TV Broadcast with MRNs Joe Moore and hosted a cooking segment on Southern Experience. Tommy has been part of 2, 1-hour documentaries on the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. In 2008 Tommy was the movie coordinator for Warner Brother's Final Destination IV. Currently, Tommy is the racing analyst for WPMI NBC 15 and Wednesday night he host Fausak Tires Inside Alabama Racing on WNSP 105.5.

 

 


 


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