REUTIMANN AND AARON'S DREAM TEAM HAVE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES ABOUT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY LEBANON, Tenn. (April 3,r007) -- There are a couple tracks David Reutimann consider to be memorable ones and Nashville Superspeedway may rank at the top...
REUTIMANN AND AARON'S DREAM TEAM HAVE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES ABOUT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY
LEBANON, Tenn. (April 3,r007) -- There are a couple tracks David Reutimann consider to be memorable ones and Nashville Superspeedway may rank at the top of his list. Reutimann scored his first-ever NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway in 2005 during the Toyota Tundra 200. This weekend Reutimann intends to add another Gibson Les Paul trophy guitar to his collection while behind the wheel of his No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry during the seventh NASCAR Busch Series race of the season.
"Nashville Superspeedway is my favorite track on the planet," Reutimann said. "My first--ever NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win occurred there with Darrell Waltrip Motorsports and that was truly special. Pulling into Victory Lane and seeing my Dad (Buzzie), wife (Lisa), daughter (Emilia), DW (Darrell Waltrip) and my team celebrating is something I will never forget. My dad was the first one reaching inside my window and DW was standing there with the guitar. It was like a dream come true.
"Now, I'm chasing after my first NASCAR Busch Series win," Reutimann continued. "I would like nothing more than to win a race for Aaron's especially this weekend. They have such a huge presence in Tennessee. They have around 44 stores just in the state alone. We can't thank Aaron's enough for the huge support the associates and customers give to us. We are going to try our absolute best to deliver a win this weekend for them at a track that has been so special to the Waltrip's."
Reutimann's team owner, crew chief and sponsor echo his sentiments because they also own a win at the 1.33-mile D-shaped oval. Michael Waltrip was victorious in April 2004 by keeping Johnny Sauter at bay to score his 11th NASCAR Busch Series career win. Reutimann's crew chief, Jerry Baxter, remembers Waltrip pulling the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine into Victory Lane like it was yesterday.
"I'll always remember that day," Baxter said. "Winning my first Busch race as a crew chief at Nashville Superspeedway is unforgettable. We are going to that track this weekend with the agenda to win with David. He's solely focused on this weekend's race. He has always had success at Nashville Superspeedway and we would love to win another race for Aaron's and especially see David win his first Busch race. That would make for another great memory. He had a solid finish last year and I think we'll do fine this weekend."
Last June, Reutimann posted a sixth-place finish during the NASCAR Busch Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. It was his best finish in 15 starts during the 2006 season. Now, Reutimann aims to top his best career finish of fifth (twice), which occurred at both Nashville Superspeedway (4/12/03) and the Milwaukee Mile (6/29/03).
"I've always ran well at that track," Reutimann said. "That's probably why I like it so much. We had a good run in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine last year. We hope to get the ball rolling in the right direction this weekend because we haven't been able to live up to our potential due to bad luck. I know our team will shine this weekend."
Live coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series event at Nashville Superspeedway on April 7th begins at 3 p.m. EDT.