Tag Archives: David Reutimann

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup Heading To Dover After the 2009 Coca-Cola 600

The conclusion of the Anti-Climatic 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Monday leaves the NASCAR fan base wondering exactly which driver should have won the race. Since the race began in the middle of the day on Monday instead of early in the evening on Sunday, drivers did not have to encounter as many changes in track conditions as expected. As the race wore on, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, and Brian Vickers proved to have the fastest cars, but would all three of these drivers have remained the ones to beat had the race gone the distance? Since the rainy conditions and subsequent pit strategies shuffled up the entire running order and many teams mid-pack were likely biding their time before making a run for the front, this week is yet another tough time to determine the current *HOT*, *WARM*, and *COLD* drivers. Nevertheless, here they are.

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NASCAR News for Thursday, May 27, 2009

No. 00 Crew Brings Home Tissot Pit Crew Award in Charlotte In addition to celebrating their first Sprint Cup win with a rain shortened victory at Lowe’s Motor Speedway this past weekend, the No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing team of David Reutimann also picked up the Tissot Pit Crew Precision …

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The Curious Case of Helio Castroneves, David Reutimann, and Jenson Button

With the running of the 50th Coca-Cola 600, the biggest weekend of racing has mercifully come to an end. Finally. And with Monday’s running of NASCAR’s longest race of the season nearly being a washout as well, another first-time winner was crowned this year. David Reutimann embodied the old racing adage, of “it’s better to be lucky than good” on a day when he was bouncing off walls and driving Tony Stewart up them. While some may discredit his first career victory as nothing more than a lucky guess by his crew chief, the win still stands and the only asterisk involved has to do with the mileage run. The win also stands in good company, as Reutimann joined Helio Castroneves and Jensen Button to make up the trio of drivers who all won a marquee event this past weekend in their respective series.

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Coca-Cola 600

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of …

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Big Six: 2009 Coca-Cola 600

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? David Reutimann won Monday’s Coke 600, despite scratching up the right side of the No. 00 Aaron’s Toyota. Crew chief Rodney Childers’ call for the ‘Franchise’ to stay out, instead of pitting, before the race’s final caution flag put the Michael Waltrip Racing …

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David Reutimann Wins Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600

You can’t fool Mother Nature. Try as they might, NASCAR was unable to keep the race track dry after the final of four rain showers that doused the speedway today. After 227 laps, 340 and a half miles, the race was called official and David Reutimann played pit strategy, staying out when the rest of the field came in for their pit stop on what turned out to be the final caution. Coming from 14th place to the lead, Reutimann scored his first victory in NASCAR’s top series. Reutimann is now the 20th driver to have completed the NASCAR trifecta, winning a race in Cup, Nationwide and Trucks.

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Numbers Game: 2009 Coca-Cola 600

1st Career Sprint Cup victory for Coca-Cola 600 winner David Reutimann in 75 starts. 1 Number of times winner Reutimann led the Coca-Cola 600 Monday. 1 Career Cup win for owner Michael Waltrip after Reutimann’s trip to Victory Lane on Monday. 1 Car moved to the rear of the field …

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Grading The 2009 Sprint Cup Pack: Part Two

*Hendrick Motorsports* (Nos. 5, 24, 25, 48, 88) *Stats:* 4 Wins, 15 Top 5s, 22 Top 10s in 47 starts *Best Driver:* Jeff Gordon (1 Win, 8 Top 10s, Point Leader) Danny: They only get the minus because of Junior. Otherwise, it’s business as usual for Rick Hendrick’s fantastic four. *Grade: A-.* Tom: What they’ve done this season is so impressive, I think Junior doesn’t even matter at this point. Hendrick has formed the model of the satellite team (the way to get around a four-car limit) while drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are the ones to beat for this year’s title. Oh, and there’s a 50-year-old named Mark Martin who’s on track to win six races. What more do you want? OK, OK I hear ya Junior Nation… but if the Tony Eury, Jr. era is truly over, it’s just a matter of time before he picks it up. *Grade: A.*

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