Martinsville II: David Reutimann preview

REUTIMANN WRAPS UP NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TEST BEFORE HEADING TO MARTINSVILLE HOMESTEAD, Fla. (October 18, 2006) -- David Reutimann tested a Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing yesterday during the final open NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series test...

REUTIMANN WRAPS UP NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TEST BEFORE HEADING TO MARTINSVILLE

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (October 18, 2006) -- David Reutimann tested a Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing yesterday during the final open NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series test of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reutimann climbed in the car during test session number two of day two and was seventh overall.

"The test is going well and we will continue testing today," Reutimann said. "Yesterday, Michael was in the car earlier in the day and then I got in it after he left. The team made a lot of changes that made the car better. The car was very comfortable. We ended up seventh on the sheet and we didn't do a qualifying run. There were a few guys ahead of us that made qualifying runs. Bill (Elliott) is also here testing the Burger King car for Michael Waltrip Racing. We will wrap up late this evening."

Following the NNCS test, Reutimann departs for Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular finished 15th earlier this season in the No. 17 Team Tundra Racing Darrell Waltrip Motorsports entry at the .526-mile oval.

"We had a top-10 truck and it was disappointing to finish where we did," said Reutimann, who is currently third in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points standings. "We ended up running into somebody else and got turned around. The last two times at Martinsville Speedway, we were better than where we finished."

Reutimann's best finish at Martinsville Speedway is eighth (4/17/04). His best short track finish this season is seventh at Memphis Motorsports Park (7/15/06).

"We've made advances on our short track program." Reutimann said. "We have had good stuff and ran well, but we haven't really had the finishes to back it up. Hopefully that will change this weekend."

-credit: dwi

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing