Tuesday, November 17, 2009

David Reutimann - Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview

Fan question of the week: Jerry from Tampa, FL asks, 'With all your success this year and great potential for MWR in 2010, do you wish the next season would start right away or are you looking forward to the break?'

"After a long season a break is welcomed by everyone that works in NASCAR. Everybody gets a chance to rest, take vacation and visit with family. But this season was great and it really shows us what we can accomplish in 2010, so I’m sure it won’t take long until I’m ready to get back to the track. I know we have the ability to do even more in 2010 than we did in 2009."

With the level of competition in NASCAR these days, how much of an off-season do you really get?

"The testing ban gives us some extra time and the holidays are usually spent with family or on vacation, but once 2010 rolls around it's time to get back to it before Daytona. There are always sponsor-related needs such as photo shoots or commercials, and media engagements to attend."

Why is Homestead a popular track among drivers?

"Well, I know why it’s one of my favorite tracks. The first reason is because it's located in my home state of Florida, which means I'll have more fans, friends and family cheering me on. Second is because I’ve had some success at the track. I've won three poles there, including my first in the Sprint Cup Series last year."

What's challenging about racing at Homestead?

"It's a unique track - it's banked in some parts and flat in others. The challenge is keeping up with the changes in the track throughout the race. We start in the afternoon and the race ends as the night begins, so the track will change and that can affect your handling if you’re not prepared."

What are your goals for this final weekend of 2009?

"Nothing would be better than putting the Aaron's Dream Machine in Victory Lane. I know Rodney (Childers) and the guys are bringing a good Aaron's Dream Machine, so I'm confident that we can run strong this weekend and end on a very high note."

2009 NSCS Points Standings: David Reutimann sits 16th, 207 points behind Kyle Busch in 13th place – the highest non-Chase driver.

Chassis Information: The No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine for this week is chassis No. 625. This Aaron's Dream Machine has seen action in four races, including the recent race at Texas, where David ran in the top ten throughout the race. Its best finish was 4th at Las Vegas.

Race Information: This weekend the Sprint Cup Series makes its final stop of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Race coverage for the Ford 400 begins at 2:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 22 on ABC.

1 comment:

  1. this friday is my birthday! go get em this weekend reuti!!! todd from pa a.k.a the guy with the pant's