David Reutimann has signed a three-year contract extension with
Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Sponsor Aaron’s will be on the car for 18 of those Cup races in
2011 as it enters the third year of a three-year contract.
According to sources, the sponsor is looking to extend in 2012.
Reutimann, 40, joined the team full time in 2007, finishing 39th
in the standings in his rookie season with what was then a debut
organization bringing Toyota back into NASCAR. He and his team
showed rapid improvement, though. Reutimann earned his first career
Cup pole position in the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami
Speedway and his first Cup victory in the 2009 Coca-Cola 600. He
challenged for a berth in the 2009 Chase field before finishing
16th in series points.
He is the only driver to win a race for MWR.
The Zephyrhills, Fla., native has also competed in the
Nationwide Series, where he has one victory and where he finished
as series runner-up in 2007 and seventh in the standings in
Reutimann’s current Cup contract expires at the end of
this season. He is 19th in the standings, 150 points out of a Chase
berth, entering Saturday night’s race at Daytona International