David Reutimann and the No. 83 Burger King / Dr. Pepper / MinisMission.com Toyota Camry finished 32nd on Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Despite fighting balance issues the majority of the night, Reutimann had a clean race and was able to bring home his car without any major damage.
The pressure was on for many competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the results from the Federated Auto Parts 400 would set the field for the "Race for the Chase" and determine who would compete for this year's Sprint Cup Series championship. Drivers took full advantage of Friday's opening practice session logging as many laps as possible. Reutimann placed 18th on the speed charts with his 21.836-second lap, before picking up another seven-tenths of a second for qualifying.
Rolling off from the 35th position, Reutimann gained seven positions in the opening 20 laps at Richmond International Raceway. As the night progressed, the sun set and the track got cooler, Reutimann and his No. 83 Burger King / Dr. Pepper / MinisMission.com Toyota Camry team were faced with making a series of adjustments to keep up with the changing track conditions. With his car a little loose on exit, the BK Racing team utilized each pit stop to work on balance and help Reutimann navigate the corners. By the conclusion of the Federated Auto Parts 400, Reutimann was scored in the 32nd position.
"Our No. 83 Burger King / Dr. Pepper / MinisMission.com team worked really hard tonight," commented Reutimann. "Our Toyota Camry was a little loose on exit throughout the entire race. My BK Racing team did a good job working through a series of changes to help improve the balance of our car. Unfortunately, no matter what we tried, we just couldn't get our car to rotate through the corners like it needed to. With Richmond being the 'home race' for our ownership group, we had a lot of great guests at the track and I enjoyed getting to spend time with them. We also had MinisMission.com on our car, which is a charitable foundation looking to raise funds to win the fight against childhood cancer. It's an important cause, and I was very proud to have them on my car this past weekend."
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take on Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, September 15. On Friday, September 13, fans can tune into FOX Sports 1 for practice at 1 p.m. EDT, and ESPN 2 for qualifying at 5 p.m. EDT. FOX Sports 2 will broadcast track activities on Saturday, September 14, with practices aired at 11 a.m. EDT and 2 p.m. EDT. Live coverage of the Geico 400 will air on ESPN, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 15. As always, fans can visit BKRacing.com, twitter.com/bkracing8393 or facebook.com/bkracing8393 for the latest news and updates about David Reutimann and the No. 83 Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry team.
BK Racing PR