Martinsville: David Reutimann race report

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#00 Domino's Pizza Toyota Beats and Bangs to a 33rd Place Finish at Martinsville

Martinsville, VA -- The #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota, driven by David Reutimann in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, finished 33rd in the Goody's Cool Orange 500 today from Martinsville Speedway.

The #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota started in the field from the very back, and it was not long before the leader was on the back bumper of the #00 car-- eventually putting the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota an early lap down. From that point, David Reutimann and the rest of the #00 Domino's Pizza team could never catch up.

"It's tough starting in the back at a race track like Martinsville. I mean, when your coming to the finish line the leader is already in turn three, said David Reutimann.

To add insult to injury, after a small rain delay around lap 369, the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota had a spark plug go bad under the hood and they found themselves battling to stay on the race track to salvage a finish.

"The car was totally different from what we had yesterday in final practice. Yesterday the car would turn in the corner, but that was totally different today. Then something went wrong with the engine -- maybe a cylinder or bad spark plug. It's not what we wanted, but we did gain some points that should help in the standings." said David of the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota and today's finish.

Watch for Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender David Reutimann and the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota at Texas Motor Speedway for the Samsung 500 on April 15, 2007.

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Reutimann