BUSCH: David Reutimann mid-season review

David Reutimann, driver of the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, weighs in as the NASCAR Busch Series season hits the mid-way point. The NASCAR Busch Series Standings: "We are currently sitting second in the NBS standings," ...

David Reutimann, driver of the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, weighs in as the NASCAR Busch Series season hits the mid-way point.

The NASCAR Busch Series Standings:

"We are currently sitting second in the NBS standings," commented Reutimann. "I am happy with our accomplishments so far. My goal has always been to run for the championship, and running in the top-three in standings is huge. Our team is dedicated for that win. I hope we can take that trip to Victory Lane within the next few races."

The Aaron's Dream Machine Team:

"We have such a solid team at Michael Waltrip Racing, which makes racing and spending time with them so enjoyable," said Reutimann. "Each week, Jerry (Baxter) and the guys bring great cars and are always well-prepared. The crew and TRD have such a wealth of knowledge that when I get to the track, all I have to do is focus on racing."

Aaron's Sales and Lease:

"Aaron's is such a huge supporter of our team and the sport in general," said Reutimann. "Each week, corporate representatives as well as local stores associates come to the track to root for us. Not only does Aaron's back me 100 percent, each time the Dream Machine qualifies for a race, a lucky child gets to attend camp at the Victory Junction Gang Camp. We can't thank them enough for all they do."

"From title sponsor of races, hospitality events and at-track promotions, Aaron's is one of the most active sponsors in the sport," Reutimann continued. "One of my favorite promotions is the chance to sit in the "Aaron's Dream Seats" at Bristol Motor Speedway. The winners get an all expense paid trip to watch the race in trackside in the Aaron's luxury recliners. At the Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega, I was able to drive an elaborate rainbow colored Dream Machine that was colored by a 9 year old girl. They incorporate racing into every aspect of their business, from my #99 to the Aaron's Lucky Dog."

Past and Upcoming Tracks:

"Looking back, my biggest accomplishment so far this season was my first road course race in Mexico," Reutimann said, "My 12th place finish was like a small victory on my part because I had very limited experience at road-courses. I have always enjoyed Nashville, which I posted my best finish to date in a Busch car (second) in April."

"We have some tracks coming up that I really enjoy going to and we have some tracks that are new to me from behind the wheel of a Busch car," continued Reutimann. "Gateway Raceway is a unique racetrack and I look forward to going there. I am eager to race at Watkins Glen and in Montreal, which will allow me to gain some more road-course experience under my belt. Any racetrack we go to, we can win on!"

The next race, New Hampshire: "This weekend, the NASCAR Busch Series travels to New Hampshire International Speedway," Reutimann said. "This will be my first time in a Busch car at this track, but I have raced there three times in the Truck Series. I like this track because it is a flat, which tends to be fast. I hope to drive the Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota to a solid top-five finish."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing