Daytona Duel/500: David Reutimann preview


#00 Domino's Pizza Toyota Race Facts
Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona 500

Driver: David Reutimann
Crew Chief: Frank Kerr

Head Mechanic: Buddy Sisco
Engineer: Mark McCall

Team Owner: Michael Waltrip Racing
Chassis: No. 521

David Reutimann Quotes:

Expectations: "When we were here last month we had a lot of questions and I really did not know what to expect heading into testing. Now coming into the Duels at Daytona I feel like we have made huge strides not only with our race cars but in our team communication as well."

Daytona: "I have a fair amount of experience at Daytona International Speedway including three races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and I competed in the NASCAR Busch Series race here last year. For the most part, my finishes have been good at Daytona but I understand in order to make my first Daytona 500 I will have to overcome a few obstacles. Among those is the yellow stripe that is on the back of the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota, which makes it tough to find other drivers that will work with you. I guess that's part of being a rookie in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series -- earning respect."

Qualifying: "I understand that a lot is riding on the Duel's but I feel like we (#00 Domino's team) have done our homework. Now the only thing left to do is to post a fast lap in qualifying and drive as hard as I can."

Quick Facts:

* David Reutimann is attempting to qualify for his 1st Daytona 500.

* David has four starts at Daytona International Speedway (3 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series & 1 in the NASCAR Busch Series).

* Reutimann's best finish at Daytona was 9th in 2004 and 2006, both in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

* Daytona Starting Avg. 19.3; Daytona Finishing Avg. 14.8

-credit: mwr/td

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