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Daytona 500 ride for David Reutimann

Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:29 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 5:33 pm
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By Pete Pistone

The Sprint Cup Series "mystery team" has struck again and David Reutimann is the beneficiary.

Reutimann will drive a Toyota for the organization - reportedly called BK Racing - that purchased the former Red Bull Racing team's assets and tam up with Landon Cassill for the Daytona 500.

Reutimann confirmed the story Tuesday afternoon with an appearance on SIRIUS/XM NASCAR Radio.

“They’re up there in Statesville thrashing away, getting things ready to go to the Daytona 500,” Reutimann told the "Sirius/XM Speedway" program. “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. 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 has a 26 race schedule already in place for Tommy Baldwin Racing but Daytona was not part of that plan.

Brian Vickers and Travis Kvapil remain candidates to pair with Cassill at the new team for the balance of the 2012 season.

 
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Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:24 pm
 

Daytona 500 ride for David Reutimann

wow code blue,, this sounds like a soap opera plot or a country song



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:40 pm
 

Daytona 500 ride for David Reutimann

ahh,fergot to tell yas
i bin in zypherhills with my parents
soakin some sun
see,we live in north canada
an we go down there every yr
my folks gotta nice little place
down in daves town,plus all the ball teams
TIGERS,are statin to come in.
have a great yr everyone.



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:36 pm
 

Daytona 500 ride for David Reutimann

wow,where the hek have i bin,
truck race at the rock this april
wow,great stuff,now i better wake up
an pay attention.



Since: Nov 25, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:51 am
 

Daytona 500 ride for David Reutimann

I'm glad Reutimann got a ride for the 2012 Daytona 500. He'll need all the help he can get this season. There's no way he can avoid Danicamania.  There will be hell to pay for every point he loses driving "her" #10 car. Even though the 2 cars are entirely different, equipment wise. Danica gets the good stuff. At least TBR put some money in his pocket.

Reminds me of Rockingham's demise. I was rather upset in 2004 when we lost our final Cup date at The Rock. It was an already sore subject after losing the fall race date in 2003. But, that's what "it" was about then. Race dates. I don't recall how much money was paid for those dates, but it was tens of millions each. 

Instead of race dates, Tommy had points for sale. Same principle as the race dates. I figure Tommy took $10-$20 million to make sure Danica Patrick makes the 2012 Daytona 500. That's alot of cabbage.


The final story of Rockingham?  Andy Hillenburg bought Rockingham at a fire sale price, less than $2 million, if I remember correctly. Not many folks showed up for the auction. I'll be there in April to watch the truck race. NASCAR back at The Rock.


What will be the final story of the overhyped, softcore porn-like race car driver? There's always the Cope twins.  



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