David Reutimann signs three-year contract with Michael Waltrip Racing

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