REUTIMANN RETURNS TO HOME STATE FOR NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES SEASON FINALE HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 13, 2007) -- David Reutimann reviews his rookie season with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) as he aims to finish the year on a high note in the No.
REUTIMANN RETURNS TO HOME STATE FOR NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES SEASON FINALE
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 13, 2007) -- David Reutimann reviews his rookie season with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) as he aims to finish the year on a high note in the No. 00 BURGER KING® Toyota Camry during the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"It's been a learning year for everyone at MWR, but to be able to come as far as we have in the time we have is pretty amazing," Reutimann said. "We started out the year as a new organization with a new manufacturer and all the things that go along with that and it was my first year in the Series. We have enhanced our program throughout the season. Although we've had bumps in the road, we've continued to improve on a weekly basis. I am actually looking forward to Homestead and moving on to next year to see what is in store for us."
In addition to Reutimann's allegiance to Michael Waltrip Racing, he has the same commitment to Toyota. Reutimann partnered with the manufacturer in 2004 and has made 134 starts in the make while driving in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.
"Being part of the Toyota family has been a phenomenal experience," Reutimann said. "Ever since my rookie year (2004) in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, I've driven a Toyota full-time. They are great people to work with and are committed to achieving success in all of their racing endeavors. The folks at Toyota give us a great deal of support and I know their program as a whole will continue to get stronger."
Reutimann holds the track record (31.193 sec; 173.116 mph) in a Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and has a total of two poles, one top-five and two top-10 finishes in that division at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Florida native also has a top-15 NASCAR Busch Series finish at the 1.5-mile oval. The Raybestos Rookie hopes to improve upon that record in his No. 00 BURGER KING® Toyota Camry on Sunday.
"We've got the opportunity to make the race and then we will go after a top-15 finish," Reutimann said. "It's good to be back in Florida and be able to finish up the season there because I love racing at Homestead. If we can have a top-10 or a top-15 finish in the BURGER KING® Toyota Camry, it will give us some momentum in the off season."