BUSCH: Nashville: David Reutimann preview

REUTIMANN SCHEDULED TO RUN NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY LEBANON, Tenn. (April 12, 2006) -- Nashville Superspeedway is the site of many firsts for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular David Reutimann. This weekend will be...

REUTIMANN SCHEDULED TO RUN NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY

LEBANON, Tenn. (April 12, 2006) -- Nashville Superspeedway is the site of many firsts for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular David Reutimann. This weekend will be another first Reutimannas he drives the No. 66 Cottman Transmission entryin the NASCAR Busch Series event at Nashville Superspeedway.

"This is my firstchance to drive the Cottman Transmission car and I'm thankful for the opportunity," said Reutimann. "I enjoy racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series full-time, but I also like running in the NASCAR Busch Series as much as possible. I've run a couple Busch races and truck races at Nashville before and I have had much success there."

In 2003, Reutimann scored his first NASCAR Busch Series top-five finish in the No. 87 NEMCO Motorsports entry at Nashville Superspeedway.

"We ran in the top-five all day and ended up finishing fifth," said Reutimann. "From that point on, I have liked Nashville. It will always be one of my favorite tracks."

The Florida nativehas an even better reason for his fondness of the 1.33-mile D-shaped concrete oval. A Les Paul Gibson guitar serves as a constant reminder of his first-ever NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory in the Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville last year.

"I'll never forget that day because it was just perfect," said Reutimann, who is currently fourth in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points standings. "My wife, daughter, father, Darrell (Waltrip) and everyone from Toyota was there. It was something that my guys had worked so hard to achieve. It was Jason Overstreet's first win as a crew chief. It was a big day for all of us."

Reutimann remembers his first truck win at Nashville like it was yesterday.

"After we won and celebrated that day, I went back to my coach and stayed the night at the track," said Reutimann. "I woke up around 2 a.m. thinking it was a dream. I had to go look in the guitar case to make sure I won. Then I went out to Victory Lane and hung out there for a little while. When you win, everything goes by so fast and it seems so surreal. You don't have a chance to take it all in. I'm looking forward to going back there this time in a Busch car."

Reutimann is now in the hunt for his first NASCAR Busch Series win. This will behis second shot this season. "I ran the No. 12 Supercuts car for FitzBradshaw Racing at Daytona in February," said Reutimann, who finished 29th (accident). "We didn't qualify that well and we started in the back. I was able to drive it up into the top-10. Then, wepitted and we were running around 12th when we cut down the right front tire.I'm hoping for better luck this time around.Because I've run well in the past at Nashville and have a truck win there, I feel pretty good about our chances this weekend."

Live coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series event at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, April 15th begins at 3:30 p.m. on FX and will be broadcast by MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers David Reutimann
Teams NEMCO Motorsports