David Reutimann narrowly missed making the qualifying cut for last weekend’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but will try again this week in the No. 35 MDS Transport Ford for Front Row Motorsports at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Cal.
"We were more than just a little disappointed with not making the race in Bristol,” said Reutimann. “So we're going to regroup and not let that happen again. I couldn't have felt worse with how close we were (.001 seconds). But it was better to know we were really close than not even in the ballpark. At the end of the day, we should've been in.
"Fontana is a pretty tricky place. It's gotten rougher and slicker as the years have gone on. The track has seams that they put sealer on, and it makes the track slick. It's a tough track. We just have to unload as good as we can and get it in the show this time."
Sunday's race would be Reutimann's first Sprint Cup start in 2014. He has 11 career Cup Series starts at Auto Club Speedway, with a best finish at the track of ninth in 2008.