Dover II: David Reutimann preview

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * David Reutimann posted his third straight finish inside the top-15 on Sunday. This marks the first time a Michael Waltrip Racing Sprint Cup car has posted three consecutive finishes in the top-15. *...

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest

* David Reutimann posted his third straight finish inside the top-15 on Sunday. This marks the first time a Michael Waltrip Racing Sprint Cup car has posted three consecutive finishes in the top-15.

* Reutimann picked up another spot following Sunday's race to move into the 24th position in the Sprint Cup Series driver standings. The #44 car also advanced one spot in the owner's standings moving into 26th.

* Reutimann has seven combined starts in the Craftsman Truck Series and the Nationwide Series at the Monster Mile. He has posted one pole and two top-five finishes in his three Craftsman Truck Series starts and two top-10 finishes in the Nationwide Series.

* The average finish for Reutimann in the Sprint Cup Series at Dover is 23rd with an average start of 25th.

Reutimann Discusses Racing at Dover International Speedway

What do you expect at Dover for this weekend?

"I really like going to Dover. It's a fast track for its size and I've had some pretty good runs there in the Truck and Nationwide Series. Actually, we had a top-five run in the Nationwide car back in June so you always feel good going back to a track where you've had strong runs in the past.

On the Cup side, we haven't put up the same strong numbers but I've only had two starts there in the Cup car. I think that with the way we've been running as of late that we have reason to be confident heading into Dover this weekend. I wasn't very pleased with our car last week in New Hampshire but overall we came out with a good finish. It's just a string that we need to continue through these last races of the season to position this team for next year."

It seems that everyone is noticing the #44 Team a little more as of late? Is it nice to have the acknowledgement of how you've been running of late by the media and your fellow competitors?

"It's always nice to have someone acknowledge when you're doing a good job. But for me it's mostly about the guys on the team getting the recognition they deserve. I'm really proud of my team and this organization for all of the hard work they are putting in. It's what they've been doing all season but we're just seeing some good results these past few races.

It's been good to string a couple of strong runs together to show this team is capable of running up front. As a driver you always want the respect of your fellow competitors and proving that you can run up front is part of that process. It's been a good experience not just for me but for this team as well."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing