TBT: David Reutimann Wins at Chicagoland


In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re revisiting when NASCAR driver David Reutimann won his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Series race at the 1.5-mile track known as Chicagoland Speedway.

The date was July 10, 2010 and David Reutimann started the Lifelock.com 400 from the 7th position in his No. 00 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing.

It was a race that was dominated for 92 laps by Jimmie Johnson in his No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports but after a spinning on lap 137 and scraping the wall, Johnson fell to 33rd and was unable to recover.

Reutimann would go on to hold off a charging Carl Edwards during a green flag run after final pit stops were completed to earn his second career victory in NASCAR’s top series.

It was the first time Reutimann had won since May of 2009 when he won a rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Tonight, we earned it, and it’s a total team effort. Everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing did a phenomenal job. You think about these moments all your life and you think about all the right things to say. I’m about to cry. This is awesome, Reutimann said.”

Note: David Reutimann’s last NASCAR Cup Series race was the 2014 Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway. Up to this point Reutimann has two wins, 26 top-10’s and 4 poles during his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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