Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Reutimann To Drive Second Toyota As Teammate To Landon Cassill


David Reutimann
David Reutimann will race in this month’s Daytona 500, after all.

Sirius XM Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Reutimann will steer a second Toyota Camry for the new ownership group that recently purchased assets of the former Red Bull Racing. Youngster Landon Cassill is slated to drive the team’s No. 83 Toyota at Daytona, and said last week that the driver of the second entry – believed to be No. 93 – would be announced in the coming days. Both Travis Kvapil and Brian Vickers were rumored to be candidates for the ride, but Reutimann confirmed to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody that he has been selected to fill the seat.

“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.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:59 PM

    this is awesome news!

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  2. YAY!!!! LOVE David and can't wait to see him race again! He will be in the car full-time right?

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    1. no, he is doing 26 races in the #10 for tommy baldwin, the #93 deal is just for daytona.

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  3. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Kvapil will be in the car after Daytona. The team is working their BUTTS off and I think they are going to surprise a lot of people. They have done a lot of work in a very short time. I hope they do well!!!!!

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  4. Anonymous5:44 PM

    Good choice.

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  5. So glad to see Reuti get this ride and some respect that he deserves. Get em Reuti

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  6. Anonymous5:51 PM

    Still not entirely clear - is he with them 500 only, the ten races left over from Tbr, or all 36?

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  7. Carol from South Jersey6:11 PM

    Great news just keeps coming and coming.

    Give 'em heck Reuti.

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  8. Anonymous6:33 PM

    AWESOME! Glad for David and Landon and everyone with the new team..... Best of luck

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  9. Anonymous6:50 PM

    So happy its David and not a particular former Red Bull driver

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  10. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Glad David got a ride for the 500 he is a great young man and I'm sure he will do great.

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  11. Anonymous9:23 PM

    Too bad a lesser qualified driver like Reutimann got the job over Brian Vickers.

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  12. Anonymous9:47 PM

    keep ahead of that 55 Go David

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  13. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Congrats to David, couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Good Luck in 2012

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  14. Anonymous10:05 AM

    vickers is not as good as reutimann not evem close

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  15. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Lesser Qualified???? How do you figure? Their vital stats on paper are pretty close.

    Brian was in the best equipment money could buy in 03-06 and with only one win (on a restrictor plate track). He also won a fuel mileage race in Michigan with Red Bull.

    David won the Coke 600 due to rain out. I understand. But, he won Chicago big time. No fuel mileage no restrictor plate racing. That showed what he can do when the equipment is all in sync.

    So in my humble opinion I believe David is a better choice.

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  16. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Push all Micheal Waltrip out of the way go for the front ........

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  17. glenda617312:44 PM

    So glad to see you getting the respect you deserve!! Best of luck in the new season...we'll be watching!!!!

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