BUSCH: Richmond II: David Reutimann preview

REUTIMANN REFLECTS ON HIS NASCAR BUSCH SERIES HISTORY RICHMOND, Va. (September 4, 2007) -- David Reutimann heads to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) reflecting on his history in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS). Six years ago, David...

REUTIMANN REFLECTS ON HIS NASCAR BUSCH SERIES HISTORY

RICHMOND, Va. (September 4, 2007) -- David Reutimann heads to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) reflecting on his history in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS). Six years ago, David Reutimann made his NASCAR debut in a Busch Series event at the .75-mile D-shaped oval. Even though he is not considered a Rookie in the Series this year, Reutimann is competing in his first full-season in the NBS, where he currently sits third in the point standings.

"To think that in 2002 I made my NASCAR debut at Richmond International Speedway and last weekend I completed my 150th and 151st NASCAR start is overwhelming for me," said Reutimann. "I have been blessed with the support of a great team and outstanding sponsor, Aaron's. I am not sure where I'd be if it weren't for the opportunity that Aaron's and Michael Waltrip Racing have given me."

Reutimann and the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine make their second visit of the year to RIR with high expectations.

"Richmond is a track that has great meaning to me," said Reutimann, who has three NBS starts at the .75-mile oval. "I enjoy racing on this track and hope it will show. We had a good run there earlier this season with a top-ten finish, so I know we are capable of running the Aaron's Dream Machine up front this weekend."

In addition to his NASCAR Busch Series experience, Reutimann has two NCTS and one NNCS events under his belt at RIR. The Aaron's Dream Machine also has solid experience with one Pole Award in 2003 with Michael Waltrip behind the wheel and four top-ten finishes since 2002.

Last weekend, Reutimann ran really strong in both the NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series events California Speedway, but incurred problems in both events.

"It felt great to lead a lap in the Cup race and run in the top-15 during the Busch race," Reutimann said. "It definitely makes me more confident in my racing. However, it was disappointing that the Aaron's Dream Machine had some handling issues and the Cup car was caught up in a wreck on Sunday. The Aaron's Dream Machine continues to collect good finishes but I am pushing for even better. Hopefully, Richmond will be the weekend we do it!"

-credit: mwr

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