David Reutimann will race in this month’s Daytona 500, after all.
“They’re up there in Statesville thrashing away, getting things ready to go to the Daytona 500,” said Reutimann.“Things came together pretty quickly on this deal. We talked a bit a few days ago, but it took a little longer (to finalize) than I would have liked, simply because they’re trying to do so much at once. We had talks back and forth, exchanged a few text messages, and it has finally gotten to the point where we can make a bit of an announcement.
“They’re a great bunch of people,” he said. “They’re very serious about what they’re doing. They’ve invested a lot of time and money to get this far, and I’m pretty impressed with what they’ve done.
Reutimann said he believes his Toyota will carry the No. 93, but is not entirely certain. “Honestly,” he laughed, “I don’t care about the number of the color, as long as my name is on the roof and I’m in the seat when we roll out to practice!”
The Zephyrhills, Fla., native was released by Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of last season, before signing last month to drive a partial Sprint Cup Series schedule in Tommy Baldwin Racing’s #10 Chevrolet, filling the 26 races not run by Danica Patrick. With Patrick slated to make her first career Sprint Cup start in the February 26 Daytona 500, Reutimann was available to drive in the “Great American Race.” He will also drive the No. 92 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet for RBR Enterprises at Daytona.