Wednesday, July 22, 2009

David Reutimann - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Preview

Fifteen years later after the first race, why it’s still special to run at Indy:

"It's definitely special. It has so much history in all forms of racing, so for any driver it's an honor just to compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, let alone win. I don't think I can accurately describe what it would mean to kiss the bricks at Indy - I guess one word, tremendous."

Whether there should be any concern about tire issues:

"I was involved in one of Goodyear's tire tests at Indy and I feel confident that they have figured those problems out. There are always numerous issues that could make or break a good day and having a tire blow out is definitely on that list, so I'm sure based on last year’s issues that tires will continue to be a hot topic this weekend. Still, my main focus will be getting the most out of my Aaron's Dream Machine and finishing the day at the front."

The challenge of Indy:

"The track itself is unique and has one of the longest straight-aways on the circuit, which means we need plenty of Toyota horsepower under the hood of the Aaron's Dream Machine. Fast straight-aways put an extra emphasis on handling in the corners, making sure you get off those corners with high speeds will be important."

Goals for this weekend at Indy:

"We need a good finish this weekend at Indy in the Aaron's Dream Machine. The pressure is on if we want to contend during the Chase, which means avoiding the bad luck that has affected us the past few weeks. I know the Aaron's team is capable of getting back in the top 12 and we're very close - each top-five finish will get us closer to that goal."

2009 NSCS Points Standings:
David Reutimann is currently in 14th, 76 points behind 12th place.

Chassis Information:
The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Indianapolis Motor Speedway is chassis No. 637. The team recently tested this same car at the Goodyear tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action on Sunday, July 26 in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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