Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Reutimann Out At MWR, Martin Set To Replace?
Sources close to the team say Reutimann was informed by team owner Michael Waltrip today that he will not be retained after a 2011 season that has produced just one Top-5 and two Top-10 finishes. The highlight of his season came when he won the pole at Richmond in early September, and he currently stands 25th in championship points. Reutimann is attending the SEMA show in Las Vegas today, and was unavailable for comment.
“Stewart Haas has a press conference at noon today,” said Ertel. “Michael Waltrip has one Friday in Texas. We’d love to be part of either of those announcements, but at this moment, we do not have a done deal.”
He said he is optimistic that Martin will find a new ride for 2012, joking, “I’m just happy I won’t be back bartending next year.”
There is no word on whether Reutimann will finish the season with MWR.