UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * David Reutimann tied a career-best finish in the Sprint Cup Series, ninth place, in last weekend's Chevy Rock N Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This was Reutimann's second top-10 in two races. *...
UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest
* David Reutimann tied a career-best finish in the Sprint Cup Series, ninth place, in last weekend's Chevy Rock N Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This was Reutimann's second top-10 in two races.
* David Reutimann has competed at NHMS in all of NASCAR's top-three touring series with a total of six combined career starts at the 1.058-mile track.
* Over the past four races, Reutimann has averaged a finishing spot of 14th in the #44 UPS Toyota Camry. (Michigan, Bristol, California and Richmond)
* Although the Nationwide Series is off this weekend, Reutimann will still run double-duty at NHMS as he is scheduled to run the #9 Toyota for Germain Racing.
* Reutimann's best finish at NHMS came in his rookie season in the Craftsman Truck Series, where he posted a top-five after starting from the 17th position.
Reutimann Discusses Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS)
The past two weeks have been strong runs by the #44 Team. What do you think it says about this team?
"I think it says a lot not only about this team but about this organization. At one point, all three of our teams were running in the top-five at Richmond so it's the organization as a whole that is making strides. All of our drivers had positive things to say when we got out of the car. Michael (McDowell) was back in the car for the first time in three races and it was his first time driving one of the new chassis that our team has built in-house. He immediately could tell a difference and that's a compliment to the hard work that they guys are doing back at the shop.
For our team, I think it's a big statement that we've finished in the top-10 the past two weeks and it's been on two completely different race tracks. To me, that means we are making gains overall, not just on short tracks or just speedways, but everywhere. That's what it's going to take to be successful as the season continues."
How do you think the past weeks of success will translate at New Hampshire?
"New Hampshire is a tough, flat track and it's really fast for a flat, small type race track. It has a lot of grip and its one of the coolest tracks that we visit on the schedule. It's pretty racey with a lot of passing and side by side racing."
"I thought that back in June we had a pretty good handle on the car. We were probably a top-15 car but I think the weather jumbled everyone around there at the finish and we ended up 19th or 20th. It's a good baseline to go back there and work with, especially with the advances we've made since our last trip to this track."