Wednesday, September 30, 2009

David Reutimann Quotes - Kansas Preview

With so much of the hype and headlines going to the Chase racers, does it feel like everyone forgets about the guys 13th and back? "That's where the focus is right now because the Chase just started. It's all new but once the top-12 spread out a bit then the focus will shift to the real contenders for the championship and the all the changes heading into 2010. I think you can make your own headlines if you finish the season strong."

What do you like or dislike about racing at Kansas? "Not sure I dislike anything about Kansas, besides the fact that we haven't had the finishes that we'd prefer. The track is a mile and half tri-oval that's fast and can produce exciting side-by-side racing."

With the testing ban how do you prepare for a track like Kansas where there's few COT notes? Can you use notes from other tracks? "Yes, there are similar tracks that you can compare notes on setups - like other mile and half tracks. It's also important to communicate well with your team on the changes that are needed during the practice sessions on Friday and Saturday leading up to the race."

What's unique or challenging about racing at Kansas? "Like most mile and half tracks it's key to get your car handling in the corners, so you can power off coming out of the corners and pass other cars. Also, we have to stay on top of the changes in the track and make the right adjustments throughout the race."

Goals for this weekend at Dover: "We have to finish the 2009 season strong and collect as many top-five or top-ten finishes as possible. Building momentum going in 2010 is huge for making another strong run at the 2010 Chase."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: Reutimann is currently in 16th, 149 points behind Matt Kenseth in 13th place – the highest non-Chase driver.

Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Kansas is chassis No. 647, a brand new Aaron's Dream Machine.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 4. Race coverage for the Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods begins at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.

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