David Reutimann, BK Racing agree to part ways
January 06, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
The move comes just days before drivers are set to hit the track for Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway. Alex Bowman sat in for Reutimann in the No. 83 car during the December tests at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will be behind the wheel of the car this week in Florida.
The team released the following statement Monday: "After completing a full season with BK Racing in 2013, the decision has been mutually made to part ways between driver David Reutimann and BK Racing effective immediately. Due to the current uncertainty of the team's 2014 driver lineup, driver David Reutimann has decided not to pursue a seat with BK Racing for 2014. No official driver lineup for the upcoming season is currently available at this time."
Reutimann, a veteran of seven full-time Cup seasons, has two career victories to his credit -- one at Charlotte in 2009 and one at Chicagoland in 2010 driving for Michael Waltrip Racing. He led just a single lap in 2013 and failed to finish in the top 20 a second time after placing 16th in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Ryan Truex will test the No. 93 car for BK Racing at Daytona. The 21-year-old confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
The No. 93 was driven by Travis Kvapil last year.