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David Reutimann to make 2014 debut at Bristol

March 11, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Reutimann has two Sprint Cup Series wins in his career

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David Reutimann will drive for Front Row Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Food City 500.

Reutimann will drive the No. 35 Ford, sponsored by MDS Transport, in his first start of the 2014 season.

“Driving for Front Row Motorsports is a great opportunity with a great organization,” Reutimann said in a release. “I miss being at the track on Sundays so I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s pretty cool and can’t wait to get to Bristol.”

Reutimann is also looking forward to participating in the new knockout style qualifying. 

"Qualifying is going to be wild. It'll be my first time taking a crack at it with this new knock-out procedure. It looks like it's been pretty eventful at the tracks so far this year, and Bristol is a completely different animal. I'm going to try not to think about it too much. Just get a good lap in that gets the car in the show and then hopefully not have to worry about it anymore."

Last season, Reutimann drove for BK Racing and finished 33rd in the point standings. He has two career Sprint Cup Series wins (one at Charlotte in 2009 and one at Chicagoland in 2010). 

Eric McClure and Blake Koch have also driven in that car this year. McClure failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 in the Budwesier Duels, while Koch finished 37th at Phoenix and did not qualify at Las Vegas.

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