Martinsville: David Reutimann qualifying report


#00 Domino's Pizza Toyota Proves Fast Enough in Martinsville

Martinsville, VA - David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for Michael Waltrip Racing, qualified 42nd for the Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway. David posted the seventh fastest time of the non-point teams, which was good enough to put the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota in the field on Sunday. Unfortunately, for the second time this NASCAR season David's speed knocked his teammate and car owner Michael Waltrip out of the field of 43 for Sunday's race.

"I'm relieved and happy for my team and sponsor that the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota will be in the race on Sunday, but having my car owner Michael (Waltrip) as the one we beat out is not enjoyable," said David Reutimann.

The #00 Domino's Pizza was 27th fastest in this morning's practice session, but on his qualifying lap the car was extremely tight, making it difficult to turn the steering wheel. "The #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota was extremely tight on my qualifying lap -- totally different from the way it was in practice, which we will need to work on during tomorrow's practices," said David of the handling of the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota.

Watch for Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender David Reutimann and the #00 Domino's Pizza Toyota this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway for the Goody's Cool Orange 500.

-credit: mwr

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