Sunday, August 08, 2010

MWR Watkins Glen Post Race Report

  • Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry - finished 15th – 20th in points.
  • David Reutimann, No. 00 AARON’S Dream Machine Toyota Camry - finished 23rd - 18th in points.

 Martin Truex Jr. Race Summary: No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. overcame a mid-race spin to post a 15th-place finish Sunday at Watkins Glen International in the second and final road course race of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Truex started 25th and worked his way into the top 15 by lap 23 of the 90-lap race. He raced midpack through the race’s middle stages but spun on lap 48 dropping to 33rd place. Truex charged from the back moving into the top 20 on lap 69. Truex kept moving up the scoring chart and ended the race with a top-15 finish—his 10th of the season. The Michael Waltrip Racing team returns to action Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota
Truex started 25th and finished 15th.
Broke into top 15 by lap 23.
Truex told team he was loose off in the right-hand corners.
Spun on lap 48 and fell to 33rd.
Charged from back of the field climbing into the top 15 on lap 69.
Owns 10 top-15 finishes in 2010.
Truex threw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game Saturday night.
TRUEX QUOTE: "It was okay. We battled hard. Obviously, we struggled in qualifying on Friday and made a lot of changes for the race. It wasn't bad once we got started. I could only run about five or six laps before we had a lot of fade in the front brakes. That made it really hard to pass. We fought our way up there once and spun out because the brakes went away. I was inside the 77 (Sam Hornish) trying to pass him, and instead of spinning him out, I just spun myself out because I didn't want to take him out. The car wasn't where we needed it, but we battled and got a decent finish with it."
David Reutimann Race Summary: David Reutimann drove the No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota to a 23rd place finish at Watkins Glen International on Sunday - his second best career road course finish. Reutimann started 30th and quickly raced way in to the top-25, while battling a loose racecar. Reutimann steadily worked his way around the road circuit holding his position while the No. 00 team worked to improve the car's balance. Reutimann brought the Aaron’s Dream Machine home in one piece and gained ground on the top-12 in championship driver points. With four races remaining, the No. 00 team remains 18th in points trailing Mark Martin for 12th by 166 points. Next week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the two-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.
David Reutimann, No. 00 AARON’S DREAM MACHINE Toyota Camry
Reutimann started 30th and finished 23rd
The Aaron’s Dream Machine raced in the top-25 the majority of the race
During green flag pit stops around lap 60 Reutimann raced as high as 16th
This marks Reutimann’s second best career road course finish
Reutimann remains 18th in championship driver points, but is now only -166 points out of the top-12
REUTIMANN QUOTE: "We did the best we could today with the Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, but it was a struggle. We were very, very loose all day and just never got in front of it. I would have liked a little better finish, but right now I'm just happy we don't have any more road courses this year. I’m ready to get back to ovals. I think we’ll be good at Michigan next weekend.”
Juan Montoya earned his second career victory with Kurt Busch and Marcos Ambrose rounding out top three.
AJ Allmendinger and Carl Edwards finished fourth and fifth.
Race took 2 hours and 23 minutes and included five cautions for 13 laps with 10 lead changes among five drivers.
NASCAR estimated 90,000 fans attended Sunday’s race.


  1. Way to go team 56 pocono 9th watkins glen 15th starting to get a good string going back now get a WIN before 2010 ends!

  2. Last two races team 00 has run better than the results they got!