REUTIMANN FINISHES SIXTH AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND LOOKS AHEAD TO NASCAR BUSCH SERIESRACE AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY
LAS VEGAS (September 25, 2006) - David Reutimann collected his 14th top-10 finish of the season as his No. 17 Team Tundra NASCAR Craftsman Truck crossed the finish line in sixth-place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night.
"We were able to run in the top-five and we ended up finishing sixth," Reutimann said. "The truck was a little tight from the center off at the start. We tried to free it up. We made a small change and it affected the truck in a big way. It was really loose and we were almostwrecked. We fell back and just hung in there. We came in near the endand Jason (Overstreet) made the call not to take tires. It was a good call because we gainedtrack position. Then, we got back to being a little too tight there towards the end."
Reutimann is holding on tight to third-place in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver's points standings. Reutimann is now 240 points out of first-place and 149 points from second-place.
"We finished ahead of Todd and gained some points," Reutimann said. "We're just focusing on our deal and trying to run the way we were at the first half of the season. We've got a weekend off before we head to Talladega Superspeedway."
This week Reutimann transitions from truck testing in his No. 17 Toyota at Chicagoland Speedway to racing the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine in the NASCAR Busch Series event at Kansas Speedway. In the most recent event at Dover International Speedway, Michael Waltrip finished 10th in the Michael Waltrip Racing entry.
"We've got a test scheduled this week at Chicagoland and then I leave for Kansas," Reutimann said. "I really enjoy the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but I'm looking forward to getting back in a Busch car too. Michael ran in the top-10 at Dover and now I've got to step my gameup. That team keeps getting better each week. Jerry Baxter and those guys do a really good job. My truck team does too. I have the best of both worlds."
Live coverage of the Yellow Transportation 300 NASCAR Busch Series event at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, September 30th begins at 3 p.m. Eastern live on TNT and MRN Radio.
-credit: Darrell Waltrip Motorsports and Michael Waltrip Racing