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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Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her “home track” New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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