May 27, 2024

NASCAR Regional Racer Jack Baldwin Shoots for the Moon with Support from His Chapter

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NASCAR Regional Racer Jack Baldwin Shoots for the Moon with Support from His Chapter

Jack Baldwin, Appalachian State University ’25, is making a name for himself in the modified racing world through his competitive spirit and support from everyone around him. Taking a big jump, Jack has joined NASCAR’s Regional Tour Type Modified Racing for the 2024 season and has already been on victory lane! Jack also proudly wears the sword and shield on his racing suit alongside his other partnerships, displaying the impact that Phi Delta Theta Fraternity has had on him each time he gets behind the wheel.

The Baldwin family is synonymous with the racing world, as Jack’s younger brother, Luke, has been side by side seeing success racing over the years with Jack, and the two are getting a fair amount of headlines. But it spans generations, as their late grandfather and the namesake of Tommy Baldwin Racing Team was a very popular racer in the NASCAR modified scene. Their father, Tommy Jr., also entered the world of NASCAR as an Daytona 500-winning crew chief in 2002. With a rich family history in the sport, Jack made sure not to rush into becoming a professional and to focus on himself.

Looking back, one of his most significant regrets is not instilling a stronger work ethic and discipline while he was in high school.

“If I could give my younger self any advice it would be to tell myself to build consistency, discipline, and a strong work ethic sooner. I had opportunities in high school to do it, but never wanted to give it the necessary time,” Jack stated.

Growing up, Jack looked up to his younger brother, Luke Baldwin, who worked on cars on the side, even though he was balancing sports and high school.

“Seeing him being that disciplined with how he spends his time made me regret not doing the same. . . That’s one of my biggest regrets: not building that work ethic and discipline sooner. But it brought me to where I am now and I couldn’t be more excited,” Jack said.

Fast forward to college, Jack decided to focus on his personal and professional goals. His racing journey has been significantly influenced by his time at Appalachian State University. It was joining Phi Delt that Jack began to develop the discipline and work ethic that push him to become better.

Jack saw the people in his life achieving great things, deep down he knew he wanted to become the greatest version of himself.

“After going to college and joining Phi Delt, the Fraternity made me enjoy waking up, doing anything with my brothers and being productive.”

Jack Baldwin, App State ’25

Jack’s fraternity brother, Jesse Craven, App State ’25, has been by his side the whole way during college, joining the North Carolina Eta Chapter in the same semester. Together, they swore to hold each other accountable, to always better themselves, and never let any opportunities that come their way slip.

“I never would have seen myself waking up, eager to work my job at the crack of dawn every morning for the last four months, but I’m loving it. I still have a ways to go, but I’m becoming a better person for it.”

Jack after his victory at New Smyrna Speedway's NASCAR Regional in February

Jack after his victory at New Smyrna Speedway’s NASCAR Regional in February 2024.

In a press release announcing his schedule for the 2024 season, Jack shared his excitement for the opportunity to grow and make a name for himself. “I’m thrilled to step up,” he exclaimed. “I got a glimpse of it last year, but I’m eager to build on what I learned and aim for victory lane this season.”

As the anticipation builds, fans are encouraged to follow Jack’s exciting journey at Jack Baldwin Racing on social media or keep an eye out for more headlines throughout the year.

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