Thursday, August 13, 2009

David Reutimann - Carfax 400 Preview

Impact of a second straight Monday race because of a rain-delay:
"It just sets everyone back - whether it's scheduling for that week or teams getting prepared for next weekend’s race. For most, it's just a headache and we all prefer to get it in on Sunday if possible. But we understand that a rain-out could happen any given weekend."

Deciding on a racing groove as the team moves from a track with limited passing opportunities to a wide-open track at Michigan:

"I think every driver has a groove that they prefer to race but it's really dictated by the way our Toyota Camry is handling. For example, if the Aaron's Dream Machine is tight down low and is pushing up on the bottom then maybe running the high line will help that."

Lessons from the earlier trip to Michigan:

"I'm pretty familiar with how to drive at Michigan but every race helps you learn, especially with the communication between Rodney and myself. For the most part, it helps the team work on the car and make it handle better. That's how you win races - with the handling of the Aaron's Dream Machine. So each race track that Rodney and I come back to our communication should grow stronger."

Goals for this weekend at Michigan:

"We're on the bubble, so a top-ten finish or better in the Aaron's Dream Machine is essential to stay alive for the Chase."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: David Reutimann is currently in 16th, 155 points behind 12th place.

Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Michigan is chassis No. 641, a brand new Aaron's Dream Machine.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 16. Race coverage for the CARFAX 400 begins at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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