Thursday, September 10, 2009

David Reutimann Richmond Preview

Twitter question of the week: @silverdsl asks, "Will you race any differently at Richmond because of its importance in determining the Chase field?"
"At this point we can't worry about the Chase. We have to run our own race and go for the win. We'd have to win, lead the most laps and have some other teams have the worst luck possible - those chances are slim.
However, we can go out and continue to finish strong, like we have all year."

Does the great run at Atlanta give you any kind of momentum heading into the next race?
"Sure, it gives us momentum. Any time you have as good run it gives everyone on the Aaron's team a positive feeling for the rest of the week leading up to the next race, especially from a track that has not been kind to us in the past like Atlanta."

If you don't make the Chase do you consider this a disappointing season or do you look back and be proud of all that you did accomplish this season?
"Every team's goal is to make the Chase and have a chance to win the Sprint Cup, so not making the Chase for me is disappointing because of how close we've been this year. With that being said, I'm very proud of my team, the entire organization of MWR and my awesome sponsor Aaron's for what has been accomplished in 2009 (so far). Each year our team has progressed in the right direction and others can see the positives in our organization. I feel like in 2010 we'll once again be a major factor in making the Chase and contending for the championship."

Feelings on racing at Richmond:
"Richmond's a good track for me. It fits the short track style that I grew up competing at when I was younger. It's where I got my first start for Joe (Nemecheck) in 2002. I've just always run well there - led some laps but I've also had some rotten luck while running at the front there, including in the May race. Still, I'm confident we can finish very well this weekend in the Aaron's Dream Machine at Richmond."

What are your expectations and goals for this weekend at Richmond?

"What other choice do we have - to make the Chase we have to lead as many laps as possible and win. If we can't do that, then going out and playing spoiler by still winning the race would be fine with me."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: With the fantastic finish at Atlanta Reutimann moved up one spot to 15th, 132 points behind 12th place.

Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine for Atlanta is chassis No. 644 - a brand new Aaron's Dream Machine.

Race Information: Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action at
Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 12. Race coveragefor the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 begins at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to @aaronssports for selecting my question to be answered by David! Very awesome!