Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Reutimann Previews Atlanta Motor Speedway

Twitter Question of the Week: @x_miichelle asks, ‘How big of a difference will it be racing at night at Atlanta?’

"To me, it doesn't really factor in that much. We've grown accustom to running at a variety of tracks at night. Now, the team will have to adjust to running at night because the setup will be different from what they usually set up for during the day. It’s also fun for the fans. Everyone enjoys seeing the cars race under the lights, so I’m always happy to be a part of something special for the fans."

Off-week activities:

"I had to work on a different Aaron's Dream Machine during my off week (smiling). I had to finish my team owner duties and get my dad's (Buzzie) dirt modified finished, so he can get back on the track and win me some money. After that, I relaxed with my wife and daughter."

Atlanta is a track that hasn't been kind to you in the past. Is there anything particular about this track considering you've had success on many similar tracks?

"That's a good question. I'm not sure why the Aaron's Dream Machine hasn't had the finishes at Atlanta that I have at similar tracks - like Texas Motor Speedway. I think it's a combination of things. We've definitely had some bad luck there, but we've also had some mechanical problems, like the last race where we ran into engine trouble."

Past problems aside, is Atlanta a track you enjoy racing at? What do you like or dislike about racing at AMS?

"Yes, I enjoy racing at Atlanta (just like I do at Texas). It's fast and produces some great side-by-side racing. So, with the race being at night and factoring in double file restarts - it should be an exciting night for race fans."

What do you think of the special paint scheme this weekend?

"I'm looking forward to running the Aaron's Outdoors/Mossy Oak Brand 'Tree Stand' Camo paint scheme on the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. The car looks great and can’t wait to see it on the track."

Goals for this weekend at Atlanta:

"We're not giving up on making the chase but we understand that we'd need to be perfect and for others to have miserable luck. Basically, we'd like to go play spoiler by putting our Aaron's Toyota in victory lane this weekend."

2009 NSCS Points Standings:

Reutimann is currently in 16th, 160 points behind 12th place.

Chassis Information:

The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine for Atlanta is chassis No. 638, which finished 12th at Chicagoland in July.

Race Information:

Watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in action at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Race coverage for the Pep Boys Auto 500 begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Guys,
    I'm a long time Reutimann from back in the days when Buzzie started racing in the northeast. Naturally I've followed Davids career also. The labor day race was some of the best racing I've seen in some time. David's style is alot like his dads, he's a hard charger with lots of talent. Whats troubling is the press's lack of recognition of David and his achievements, But that will come. To David, Buzzie, the sponsors and everyone at MWR, congratulations, A JOB WELL DONE!
    Chuck and Juanita Dougherty
    Norfolk, VA