Tag Archives: David Reutimann

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Camping World 300 at Daytona

It only took three races for Tony Stewart to put a Chevrolet back in Victory Lane. After posting runner-up finishes in both the Budweiser Shootout and Gatorade Duels, Tony Stewart’s first ride with Hendrick Motorsports landed Smoke back in the Winner's Circle, collecting the eighth Nationwide Series victory of his career and his fourth in the last five years at Daytona. Unlike last year, though, which saw Stewart’s No. 20 Toyota all but untouchable, this one was far from a sure-fire thing. Though Stewart was a mainstay in the top 10 all day, it was not until late in the running that he got his No. 80 up front

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NASCAR Top News for Friday, February 6, 2009

Waltrip Mulling Retirement Following 2009 Season Michael Waltrip, driver of the No. 55 Toyota and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has been quoted more than once in Daytona that he is thinking about retiring at the end of 2009 if he is not competitive in the No. 55. “I want …

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2008 Driver Review: David Reutimann

*2008 Ride(s):* No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (first five events) No. 44 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (final 31 events) *2008 Primary Sponsor(s):* Aaron’s (No. 00), UPS (No. 44) *2008 Owner(s):* Michael Waltrip / Johnny Harris / Robert Kauffman (both cars) *2008 Crew Chief:* Ryan Pemberton (both cars) *Stats:* 36 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 4 Top 10s, 1 Pole, 22nd in points. *Best Finish:* Ninth - twice (Fontana and Richmond - Sept.) *Average Finish:* 23.3. *High Point:* For Reutimann, the best race of his season was the hurricane-delayed Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway in September.

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Bubble Breakdown Review: Yates Racing Biggest Surprise In Avoiding Top 35 Trouble

The 2008 Sprint Cup tour is now officially in the books. And as with all sports, there were many surprises as well as disappointment throughout the year. So, as the holiday season descends upon us and the thundering of NASCAR’s engines fades away for another offseason, let’s take a moment and look back upon the past ten months of racing, seeing who among the sport's middle and bottom-tier teams exceeded everyone’s expectations -- and who didn’t quite live up to them. *Biggest Surprises:* When I first learned I’d be doing this column, I figured there were a few drivers I’d be covering on a weekly basis; and therefore, would need to bone up on their stats. Three of those men were *David Gilliland*, *Paul Menard*, and *Travis Kvapil*.

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The Big Six: 2008 Ford 400 at Homestead

Who… Gets my shoutout of the race? It’s not every day you get this prestigious honor for finishing 15th, but Jimmie Johnson earns it by way of becoming the second driver in history to win three consecutive Cup championships, tying the mark set three decades ago by his boyhood hero, …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 at Memphis

*In a Nutshell:* On Lap 29, a handful of drivers came in for fresh tires and adjustments at Memphis ... and it turns out that made all the difference. A caution on Lap 126 after over 90 laps of green flag racing left less than 10 cars on the lead lap, including Carl Edwards, whose No. 60 Ford was the class of the field. Edwards was never seriously challenged for the lead throughout the rest of the race despite multiple late race cautions and made coming from the back of the pack look easy, scoring a relatively easy victory. Defending race winner David Reutimann got his No. 99 Toyota to second with a few laps to go, but he refused to use the bump and run to move Edwards out of the way, a decision Reutimann later questioned himself for making. The race’s ending was highlighted with fireworks on pit road.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: Dodging Trouble During The Monster Mile’s Playoff Push

The Chase is now officially underway, and the wild position swings that accompany the first few weeks of the sprint to the finish were very evident this past weekend. The biggest mover -- in the wrong direction -- was Kyle Busch, who went from the dominant driver in the points to eighth place while taking down several fantasy teams in his wake. But the thing gamers have to remember is that what made drivers Chase worthy all season hasn’t been lost in the last week or two. While Busch and Matt Kenseth might have had trouble at Loudon, they’re still among the Top 12 drivers for this season; so, you'd be well served to not bail on some strong performers who had an off week to start the Chase. In the meantime, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards have now climbed atop the rankings. Can they avoid other drivers’ troubles this weekend and stay ahead of the pack? Or will Kyle Busch be able to shake off the horrific luck of Loudon and turn the lemons into lemonade this weekend? Read on for this week’s Picks ‘N’ Pans to see which drivers should be started this week -- and which ones would rather be anywhere but the first state.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 at Loudon

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.960 seconds ahead of Johnny Benson to win the Camping World RV Sales 200 Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet held off a hard-charging Benson in a three-lap shootout to win his second consecutive race. Travis Kvapil, Erik Darnell, and Rick Crawford rounded out the top five finishers.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: Stocking Your Team For Chase Fever In Loudon

With his team next year looking fairly settled, can Tony Stewart finally be the first one to take the checkered flag this season? Will Jimmie Johnson continue his run and win three races in a row? Or, can Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch get back up to the front before Johnson runs away with the Championship? Finally, have Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s experimental setups broken his momentum too badly to let him make a run at the title? Read on for the answers to these questions, and more, as this week’s Picks ‘N’ Pans focuses on which drivers should be active in your lineup and which ones should be having lobster and chowder.

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Running Their Mouth: 2008 Pepsi 500 at Fontana

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all 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 the drivers, crew members, and the car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Pepsi 500 presented at Auto Club Speedway.

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