Thursday, November 3, 2011

MWR confirms Reutimann departure

    Michael Waltrip Racing confirmed on Thursday that driver David Reutimann will not return to its No. 00 Toyota team for the 2012 season. The Observer and ThatsRacin.com first reported Reutimann's ouster on Tuesday.

   “David has been a significant part of Michael Waltrip Racing since the very beginning and will forever be a part of our heritage,” team co-owner Michael Waltrip said. “We want to thank David for his contribution to our growth and success over the past five years and wish him well in the future.”

   Reutimann will remain with the team for the final three races of the 2011 season.

   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.

   On Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, MWR is expected to announce veteran Mark Martin will join the organization next season to run a partial scheduled in the No. 00, multiple sources said.

2 comments:

  1. Not surprised, Rutt was 28th in points with only 30 drivers racing every race. Good guy...will be a part of NASCAR in some way in the future.

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  2. Apparently you do not know NASCAR very well. The top 35 in owners points are guarenteed a starting spot with the rest qualifying on time. Sprint Cup has 43 drivers every race. Although David has never really been much of a contender.

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