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Event: Las Vegas

#12 Kinetic Motorsports KIA Forte Koup: Adam Burrows, Trevor Hopwood
#12 Kinetic Motorsports KIA Forte Koup: Adam Burrows, Trevor Hopwood

Alexander Trienitz

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- No. 00 TUMS Toyota driver David Reutimann races on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend looking to rebound after on-track incidents in the season's first two NASCAR Sprint Cup races relegated him to 31st in points. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver believes the season's first visit to a 1.5-mile racetrack will turn his season in the right direction. Reutimann's two career victories came on 1.5-mile track--his first at Charlotte and again last summer at Chicagoland Speedway with TUMS as the primary sponsor.

ON SUCCESS AT 1.5-MILE RACETRACKS: "I like the 1.5-mile tracks. I think our program is pretty good at those places. I think our program is pretty good everywhere, but if I had to pick out an area that we're strongest at it would be the 1.5-mile racetracks. I look forward to going to those. They're fast, a lot of those racetracks are really cool and multiple grooves for racing. I enjoy places like that."

ON SEASON: "It hasn't started the way we were hoping it would. Before the season started we talked about being consistent and racing the way we know we are capable. So far, the only consistency we've had is torn up racecars. The deal at Daytona is just one of those things that can happen with that type of racing on a restrictor plate racetrack and last week we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm proud of my No. 00 team though. These guys have worked hard to get us back out there as fast as they could both weeks. And it has helped us gain about an extra 20 points and that is huge. We just have to keep working on it and do what we can to dig ourselves out of the early season hole that we are in. I think we'll be okay, but we want to get it turned around fast."

-source: mwr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann , Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Kinetic Motorsports
Tags vegas, waltrip