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Rumor: David Reutimann to debut with new team

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03:30 PM ET 11.05 | The 2012 season has been one of the most bizaare and controversial that David Reutimann has been through in his racing career and the story will just be continuing on apparently. It has been reported that Reutimann will be racing for a new team that will be making its debut this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. It will be the #44 Chevrolet entry owned by Xxxtreme Motorsport. Frankie Kerr is rumored to be the crew chief for the team. Kerr most recently was employed at JTG Daugherty Racing. Xxxtreme Motorsport's shop will be based out of the old TRG Motorsports shop that is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Reutimann began the year without a ride after being fired from Michael Waltrip Racing to make room for Mark Martin and Brian Vickers. That was a ride he had held since MWR first joined the Sprint Cup Series and one Reutimann felt was secure.

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November 5, 2012  05:50 PM ET

So glad Reuti got a new ride.....I agree that he got the short stick in 2011....but even though that decision was offensive, it was a good business decision for MWR....it's just too bad good decisions have to come with a sting, most times....Go REUTI

November 5, 2012  07:16 PM ET

Reuti will never be a J.J.......but he can do better than what we have seen this year... he's currently 34th running a very limited schedule in mediocre equipment for the #10.

November 6, 2012  11:06 AM ET

That was a ride he had held since MWR first joined the Sprint Cup Series and one Reutimann felt was secure.


Nothing is permmenent anymore,anybody can be replaced at what ever you do.

November 6, 2012  11:41 AM ET

I am surprised that Reuti felt it was so secure......if a driver is underperforming, even if some of it is due to tech probs, that driver gets released.......as in any business.....perhaps part of the problem was that Reuti was too comfortable to try harder......just guessing.

November 6, 2012  11:42 AM ET

Reuti also was a bit lame in the commercials he did with Mikey, for Aaron's & Napa....Reuti was like a dead weight in them.....not enough spark there.

November 6, 2012  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Reuti also was a bit lame in the commercials he did with Mikey, for Aaron's & Napa....Reuti was like a dead weight in them.....not enough spark there.

Except he had more wins than his teammate Truex, Waltrip, or Mark Martin. Bowyer has exploded in the 15 this year, which is good for him and MWR, but if you are looking at dead weight there's still a lot more there than Reuti.

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November 6, 2012  03:27 PM ET

F1 (Formula 1) is all that matters. Driving in circles is for girls....NEXT!

November 6, 2012  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

F1 (Formula 1) is all that matters. Driving in circles is for girls....NEXT!

What is Formula 1? An energy bar?

November 6, 2012  04:54 PM ET
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I think at the time, the equipment hindered Reuti. My opinion.

true story. MWR equipment was trash before they redesigned their cars at the end of last year (or was it the year before?)..

November 6, 2012  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

F1 (Formula 1) is all that matters. Driving in circles is for girls....NEXT!

a lot of us are F1 fans as well dopey

November 6, 2012  08:02 PM ET

I agree with comments about the equipment.

I agree with comment about "not being the only dead weight"

November 6, 2012  08:03 PM ET

The late fall of 2011, MWR equipment was doing better.
And even the "other dead weight" is doing better this year.

November 7, 2012  02:56 PM ET

Always glad to see any driver get a ride.David ain't that good but he ain't that bad either.Maybe this will bring out better results in him.Competin in the #10 with the Danica [media darlin} could not have been good for him.

November 7, 2012  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I think at the time, the equipment hindered Reuti. My opinion.

Def agree with you.

November 9, 2012  03:59 PM ET

http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/8611398/kevin-harvick-leav e-rcr-drive-stewart-haas-2014

harvick to SHR in 2014

November 9, 2012  04:58 PM ET

Did not see that coming....Tony is sure moving fast....guess his sponsor issues are resolved...
Danica in 2013 and Harvick in 2014.......wonder who gets custody of Delana, since both of them seem to have their hands all over her LOL

 
November 9, 2012  05:01 PM ET

What the heck is going on with RCR.....driver teams bailing on his engines and now he is losing his best driver.....Lots of questions here.....so JJ, Jg, Jr, KK, TS, RN, KH and the lovely DP, are all going to be running Hendricks engines in 2014....it just got more interesting.

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