Martinsville II: David Reutimann qualifying report

David Reutimann Qualifies the ...

David Reutimann Qualifies the #00 Toyota 19th at Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, VA -- David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Toyota in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for Michael Waltrip Racing, qualified 19th this afternoon for Sunday's Subway 500 from Martinsville Speedway.

Heading into Bud Pole qualifying this afternoon the #00 team really didn't have a clear indication of how the #00 Toyota would handle. As early morning rain showers had canceled practice after only 15 minutes -- forcing some teams to scramble to find a good set-up before qualifying.

"The #00 Toyota was tight off throttle, but overall not bad at all. It was a scramble trying to get the car to the line but I think that helped me - usually I have to sit there and think about it until my stomach hurts, but this time I just jumped in and let it rip. Even though we didn't have many laps in practice I was confident that Frankie (Kerr) would have the #00 Toyota ready to go," said Reutimann.

The #00 team is on a roll -- having qualified for their eighth straight NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race. "I think it's obvious that the team has come a long way since Daytona. Each week our performance get's better and it's showing in how well we're qualifying, and racing each weekend," said Frank Kerr, Crew Chief of the #00 Toyota.

-credit: mwr

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