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Date of birth March 2, 1970 (1970-03-02) (age 47)
Place of birth U.S Flag Zephyrhills, Florida
Sprint Cup Statistics
No.-Team 10 Tommy Baldwin Racing Best pts finish 16th (2009)
First race 2005 UAW-GM Quality 500
First win 2009 Coca Cola 600

David Reutimann (born March 2, 1970, in Zephyrhills, FL) is the driver the #10 Accel Construction Chevrolet part-time for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the #92 RBR Racing Cheverolt in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He is the son of Buzzie Reutimann, who made one NASCAR start in 1963.

Early careerEdit

Reutimann, a third-generation racer, began his racing career in dirt-track modifieds and late models before moving up to the Slim Jim All Pro Series in 1997. He was named Rookie of the Year, finishing in the top-ten eight times and had a fifth-place points finish. The next season, he dropped to seventh in points, but received the Sportsmanship award at season's end. After several years, Reutimann got his first three wins in 2002 and finished second in the overall championship standings.

That same year, Reutimann made his Busch Series debut at Richmond International Raceway. Driving the #87 Geico Chevrolet Monte Carlo for NEMCO Motorsports, Reutimann started thirty-fourth but finished sixteenth. He led twelve laps at his next race at Memphis Motorsports Park, and finished in the top-fifteen in each of his next two races. The following season, he ran seven Busch races for NEMCO, finishing fifth at Nashville Speedway USA and The Milwaukee Mile, as well as qualifying Greg Biffle's car on the pole at Memphis. He also attempted the New England 300 and the Brickyard 400 in the Winston Cup Series in the #04 for Morgan-McClure Motorsports, but failed to qualify both times.

In 2004, Reutimann signed on with Darrell Waltrip Motorsports to race the NTN Bearings truck in the Craftsman Truck Series. Winning the pole in his second race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Reutimann had four top-fives and finished 14th in points, garnering Rookie of the Year honors. Reutimann won his first career race in 2005 at Nashville Superspeedway, and ended the season thirteenth in points. He also made his Cup debut at Lowe's Motor Speedway, driving the #00 State Fair Corn Dogs Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Michael Waltrip. He finished 22nd. He went winless in 2006, but had two poles and finished third in the championship standings. He also made fifteen Busch starts and had four top-tens.

Cup Series Edit

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Reutimann moved up to the Nextel Cup Series in 2007 with Waltrip Racing, carrying sponsorship from Burger King and Domino's Pizza and a Raybestos Rookie of the Year Candidate. Late in the season, he won the 2007 Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park for his first career Busch Series win, and Toyota's second win in Busch Series competition. He finished second overall in the Busch Series' last season before becoming the Nationwide Series In 2008, Reutimann ran the first five races of the season in the #00 car, before taking replacing the retiring Dale Jarrett in the #44 UPS ride and handing the #00 ride over to rookie Michael McDowell.Reutimann scored his first career top 10 at Lowe's Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600 with a 10th place finish. He also recorded top 10's at the Auto Club Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and the Richmond International Raceway. At the Richmond race in September, Reutimann led a race high 104 laps, but fell to 9th place. In the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reutimann claimed his first career pole position. He became the 23rd driver to win poles in all three of NASCAR's top series.

For 2009, Reutimann moved back to the #00 Aaron's Dream Machine. Reutimann will compete in a limited Nationwide Series schedule, splitting time with MWR and Braun Racing. On May 25, Reutimann scored his first Sprint Cup win in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway. With this victory, David became the 20th different driver to win a race in all three of NASCAR's top series (Winston/Sprint Cup series, Busch/Nationwide series, and Craftsman/Camping World Truck series. This race was the 50th Coca-Cola 600 at Lowes Motor Speedway. He also became the first driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to win a race without leading a lap under green. In addition, he was the first driver to ever win with the #00 in the Nascar Cup Series [1] This also entered Reutimann automatically into the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

Personal lifeEdit

Reutimann lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, with his wife Lisa and daughter Emilia (born 2001). They are members of Berea Baptist Church in Mooresville.[2]

Before he was a full-time race car driver, Reutimann worked briefly for United Parcel Service, which in 2008 became his primary sponsor for the rest of that season.[3]

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