Wednesday, July 01, 2009

David Reutimann Fast Facts - Daytona

Differences in racing at Daytona in July versus February:

"I think the biggest difference is the weather and how it affects the track. It will be hot this weekend and that means the track temp will be higher. At Daytona your car already moves around a lot because of the worn surface, so the higher track temperature will result in slipper surface. This means handling will be crucial for the Aaron's Dream Machine."

Getting caught up in The Big One:

"We'd prefer to run around all night and stay out of trouble but at Daytona I've learned that the big one can happen at any time, no matter where you're running. All you can do is race to the best of your ability and hope that everyone is patient - if this happens then I'm confident we can come away with a solid finish in the Aaron's Dream Machine."

Double-file restarts at a restrictor plate race like Daytona:

"I expect fireworks - and not like those you'll pop with your family. Honestly, I think it's going to make things really exciting for the fans, because you immediately have two rows of lead lap cars together drafting. Also, I have a feeling there will be numerous lead changes. Just imagine if there's a green, white, checkered - it'll be exciting for sure."

Goals for this weekend at Daytona:

"Stay out of trouble, bring the Aaron's Dream Machine home with the fenders intact and try my best to avoid the big one. It's hard to point race at a place like Daytona but a solid top-five/ten finish would go a long way in getting us back in the chase.

"I consider Daytona my home track. I've been coming over here for years, so it's a very special place to me. Any win is special but none would compare to winning at Daytona."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: David Reutimann is currently in 14th, 12 points behind 12th and only 17 points behind 10th place Matt Kenseth.

Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Daytona International Speedway is chassis No. 631. This is a brand new Aaron's Dream Machine making its debut at Daytona.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action on Saturday, July 4 in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

1 comment:

  1. You can do this! With your talent and your pit team up to speed, I expect good things this weekend.