Kansas: David Reutimann preview

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * David Reutimann will make his second Sprint Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. * Reutimann finished in the 31st position in last year's Sprint Cup race at Kansas after starting 25th. *...

UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest

* David Reutimann will make his second Sprint Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.

* Reutimann finished in the 31st position in last year's Sprint Cup race at Kansas after starting 25th.

* Reutimann picked up two spots following Sunday's race to move into the 22nd position in the Sprint Cup Series driver standings. The #44 car remains 26th in the owner's standings.

* Reutimann has five combined starts in the Craftsman Truck Series and the Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway. He has posted one top-five and two top-10 finishes in his three Craftsman Truck Series starts and two top-20 finishes in the Nationwide Series.

* Reutimann's best track record is at Chicagoland Speedway, a sister track to Kansas Speedway, where he has an average finish of 18th.

* Crew chief Ryan Pemberton has a win to his credit at Kansas Speedway, when Joe Nemechek took the checkered flag in 2004 after starting from the pole.

Reutimann Discusses Racing at Kansas Speedway

What are your thoughts on Kansas?

"I'm looking forward to running at Kansas this weekend. Last week's finish at Dover was really disappointing so we're ready to get back to the track and try and put this UPS Toyota back into the top-10. When we've unloaded off the truck the past month or so, it seems our cars have been pretty close to where they need to be. It just gives our team a lot of confidence heading into the race and it makes the weekend a lot easier if you're not chasing the car all of practice but instead just making small tweaks in the set-up. That's been one of the biggest changes with these new cars that we've been bringing the past month or so. It's allowed us a little more time to concentrate on qualifying and work on some other areas that we need to improve in and we see the results a little more each race."

"As far as running at Kansas, it's pretty similar to Chicago which has been a decent track for me. We had a top-15 at Chicago this summer so I think that leaving Kansas with a top-10 finish would be a good run for this team. I'm sure we are going to see a little more in the way of pit strategy this weekend than we have the past couple of races and that's where we are lucky to have Ryan Pemberton on top of the box. He has a win at this track with (Joe) Nemechek and I'd love to give him a second one this weekend."

-credit: mwr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek , David Reutimann