Texas II: David Reutimann preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 00 Aaron's Outdoors Toyota driver David Reutimann returns to the Lone Star State to take care of some unfinished business. The 40-year old Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 16th at Texas Motor Speedway in April and raced...

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 00 Aaron's Outdoors Toyota driver David Reutimann returns to the Lone Star State to take care of some unfinished business. The 40-year old Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 16th at Texas Motor Speedway in April and raced his way into the top-five before his car caught fire on pit road ending his race on lap 310 of the 334-lap race. Reutimann has reason for optimism. He won the pole for the spring Texas race in 2009 collecting a "really cool" shotgun for his effort and crew chief Rodney Childers will bring the same No. 00 that won at Chicagoland on July 10.

On TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY? "I love Texas. It's one of my favorite racetracks. We've won a pole there and we've always run well there in the past and I'm hoping for big things this weekend. In the spring we had a great car and worked our way into the top-five before problems took us out of the race. Had we not encountered those issues I'm pretty confident we would've been right there racing for the win. This weekend we're taking the same car that we won with at Chicagoland - which is a great Camry. I like our chances this weekend of maybe winning a pole and I know we'll be right there at the front racing for the win in the closing laps."

ON WINNING THE POLE AWARD AT TEXAS LAST SPRING: "They gave me a shotgun. It was a long Berretta, which was really, really cool. I won a pole there in the Nationwide Series too and got a cool helmet as a trophy for that. It's always neat to win a pole at Texas because they have a lot of great trophies for winning a pole there that a lot of other races don't have. A lot of times at a racetrack you win a pole, which is great, but then you get your picture taken and you're done with it. At Texas when you win a pole the trophy is kind of the cherry on top so to speak. They do a great job with it."

-source: mwr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing