REUTIMANN PREPARED TO CHASE TOP-10 IN POINTS AT TEXAS JUSTIN, Texas (November 1, 2005) -- With three races remaining on the schedule, David Reutimann's focused on reentering the top-10 in points starting with Texas Motor Speedway this Friday...
REUTIMANN PREPARED TO CHASE TOP-10 IN POINTS AT TEXAS
JUSTIN, Texas (November 1, 2005) -- With three races remaining on the schedule, David Reutimann's focused on reentering the top-10 in points starting with Texas Motor Speedway this Friday evening. Mechanical failures in the last two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events have relegated Reutimann to 14th in the points standings.
"We've got to get back into the top-10 in points," said Reutimann. "This team is a top caliber team and it's disappointing that we've dropped out of the top-10. Texas is one of my favorite tracks and I think we can turn things around there."
Earlier this season, Reutimann finished 10th in the No. 17 NTN Bearings Toyota Tundra at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
"The first Texas race this year we struggled for some reason," said Reutimann. "The team didn't give up and kept working on it. We still came away with a top-10 finish. I feel confident that we'll be much better this time."
Reutimann returns to Texas with a brand new truck, which he tested there in September.
"We had a really good test there," said Reutimann. "We're really positive about going back. The truck drove extremely well in the test. It's a new truck and I'm really happy with it. I'm looking for good things out of it."
Reutimann's best 2004 finish was third-place, which occurred at both Atlanta and Texas Motor Speedway.
"We ran the same truck at Atlanta and in both Texas events," said Reutimann. "We felt like it was capable of sitting on the pole in the first race at Texas last season. It got a little tight in qualifying and we didn't get it. We started decent and we ran up front the whole race."
Reutimann's worst finish at Texas is 30th-place due to an accident in the October truck race last year.
"We had a really great truck there before we were in that bad wreck," said Reutimann. "We were down on tire pressures. The truck was getting really good. We were having to wait on the pressures to come up and be patient with the truck. We were racing with another truck and that's when we got into trouble. We were up in the top-five and top-10 all day. We would've either finished in the top-five or had a good shot at winning the race if it hadn't been for the accident."
Live race coverage of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, November 4th begins at 9 p.m. Eastern live on SPEED Channel. MRN Radio will broadcast the event.
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