Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reutimann's Racing Career Has Been Decent And In 2012 He Will Be Out At MWR

41 year old David Reutimann ( born March 2, 1970 in Zephyrhills, Florida) is the son of Buzzie Reutimann, who made one NASCAR start in 1963. Reutimann lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, with his wife Lisa and daughter Emilia (born 2001). They are members of Berea Baptist Church in Mooresville. Before he was a full-time race car driver, Reutimann worked briefly for United Parcel Service. David has many accomplishments in his racing career that he should be proud of.
He began his racing career in dirt- track modifieds and late models before moving up to the Slim Jim Pro Series in 1997. David was named the 1997 Slim Jim Pro Series Rookie of the Year. The next season, he dropped to seventh in points, but he still earned the 1998 Slim Jim Pro Series Sportsman Award.
In 2002, David made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at the 2002 Hardees’s 250 (Richmond). He scored his first and only Nationwide victory at the 2007 Sam’s Town 250 (Memphis).
David made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the 2004 Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona). He scored his first and only win in the Truck Series at the 2005 Toyota Tundra 200 ( Nashville).
David made his Sprint Cup debut at the 2005 UAW- GM Quality 500 (Charlotte).In 168 Sprint Cup Series starts, all for Michael Waltrip Racing, Reutimann recorded two wins, 12 top-five, 25 top-10 finishes and won four pole awards.
Unfortunately in 2012 David will have to find a new ride in NASCAR. Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that driver David Reutimann will not return to the team for the 2012 season. Reutimann will remain with the team for the final three races of the 2011 season.

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