Wednesday, August 19, 2009

David Reutimann Fast Facts for Bristol

Twitter Question of the Week: @ragan6braunfan asks what you like best about racing at Bristol?
"I love Bristol. What makes it a fun track to race at is the action it produces. It reminds me of an old Saturday night modified dirt race that I grew up competing in."

Opinion on the "new Bristol" racing surface:
"It's hard to say - I'm really indecisive. I still think it provides some of the best racing a short track can produce. It's just now you don't bounce around as much because the track's so smooth. However fans shouldn't get worried, the more we race on the new surface the more beating and banging you'll see. Plus, don't forget to add in the double-file restarts factor."

In 11 trips to Bristol, you have seven finishes in the top-12, including two 3rd-place finishes. Why do you think you've had success there?
"It's a Tennessee track, so I consider it a great track for me. For some reason, if it's a track in that state then I tend to race well there and Bristol is not an exception. It just suites me because you have to grind your way to the front and I think you learn that if you grow up racing on short dirt tracks."

Impact of running in the Nationwide Series at Bristol:
"Additional laps at any track help you. For example, you can determine tire wear or were to set other drivers up to pass. At Bristol with a new surface, it can help in establishing the best areas to run on the track."

Goals for this weekend at Michigan:
"Keep chipping away with top-ten finishes and stay in contention for the Chase."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: Reutimann is currently in 16th, 118 points behind 12th place.
Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Bristol is chassis No. 625. This chassis competed at Las Vegas and finished 4th. It also ran at Michigan in June.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 22. Race coverage for the Sharpie 500 begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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