REUTIMANN BANKS ON REPEAT SUCCESS AT ATLANTA ATLANTA (March 16, 2005) -- Last season, David Reutimann showcased his talent at Atlanta Motor Speedway by capturing his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Bud Pole Award and finishing third in ...
REUTIMANN BANKS ON REPEAT SUCCESS AT ATLANTA
ATLANTA (March 16, 2005) -- Last season, David Reutimann showcased his talent at Atlanta Motor Speedway by capturing his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Bud Pole Award and finishing third in the No. 17 NTN Bearings Toyota Tundra.
"The first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Atlanta was a memorable one for us," said Reutimann. "We collected Toyota's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole award and finished a strong third in the No. 17 NTN Bearings Toyota. I had the best seat in the house for one of the best finishes in the series ten-year history. Coming off of four, Hamilton and Skinner were working each other over. I had a feeling they may take each other out and I was directly behind them. At the start-finish line, Skinner's truck lost it and got sideways. Hamilton won and we weren't sure if we finished second or third. It was a great race."
Crossing the start-finish line in third-place at Atlanta Motor Speedway was one of Reutimann's greatest finishes of the 2004 season. After Atlanta, Reutimann matched his career best NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
"We had some good finishes last year as a new team," said Reutimann. "I feel confident about our program this season. Last year, I wasn't sure what to expect. After a consistent weekend at Atlanta in my first attempt, I can't wait to get back there."
Reutimann claims the biggest challenge at Atlanta is the competition.
"The level of competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is at an all-time high," said Reutimann, who is currently eighth in the points standings. "There's not a lot that you have to overcome at Atlanta, but the opponents you face each race week. It's not an easy thing to win a pole, run up front or win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series."
Prior to racing in the 130-lap event at Atlanta, Reutimann will attend the Speedway Children's Charities annual fundraising reception at the speedway Thursday night.
"Speedway Children's Charities is a nonprofit organization that helps children," said Reutimann. "I'm gladthat I'm able to help them out this weekend in Atlanta and I hope they are able to raise a lot of money for children in the Atlanta area."
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event is scheduled Friday, March 18th. The World Financial Group 200 begins at 9:00 p.m. Eastern live on SPEED Channel. MRN Radio will broadcast the 200-mile event.
NTN, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is one of the world's largest producers of ball and roller bearings. With manufacturing plants throughout the world, NTN is a leading bearing supplier to both the industrial and automotive markets. In addition to bearings of all sizes and types, NTN is also one of the largest producers of constant velocity joints for automotive front-wheel and four-wheel drive applications. Over 70% of the bearings sold by NTN in North America are manufactured by one of the seven manufacturing plants the company operates in the USA and Canada. Founded in 1918, NTN has long been recognized for the most stringent quality standards in the industry and counts some of the most recognized automotive and industrial brand names as its customers. NTN employs more than 13,000 dedicated people throughout the World and is traded on the Tokyo stock exchange. For more information on NTN, please visit the company's website at www.ntnamerica.com or www.ntn.ca.