Nashville II: Reutimann post race interview

DAVID REUTIMANN , No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 3rd Can you talk about your last lap and your third-place finish? "It didn't work out. We had a good car, and that last yellow killed us." What...

DAVID REUTIMANN , No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 3rd

Can you talk about your last lap and your third-place finish?

"It didn't work out. We had a good car, and that last yellow killed us."

What were your emotions as you climbed from your race car?

"We didn't win the race. When you have a lead like that, and you end up third, it doesn't -- these races aren't all that easy to win, despite what some people think. And, when you have a chance to win, and you don't, its cause for me to get a little upset."

What happened on that last restart?

"The No. 2 got a good start and we got down into (turn) three and he was real close to the back of me and got me loose. He didn't touch me – we were racing. I let him get too close to me and it wiggled us up the race track. Then we got moved up again and just lost positions and had to get back down. Once the 2 got to us, it was game over."

If it would have stayed green, would fuel have been an issue?

"We were riding fairly well, so we would have been okay on fuel. We weren't going to have a whole lot left, extra, but we would've been fine."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing