Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Michael J Smith0
Reutimann To Drive For BK Racing In Daytona 500
According to Cassill, the team is planning to field two cars, full time this coming Cup season. Cassill said that Doug Richert will serve as crew chief of the No. 83 and Harry McMullin will serve as the team’s general manager.
Sources say that Ron Devine of TRG Motorsports, which fielded the No. 71 last season, is part of the ownership group. Devine and his Burger King franchises may sponsor the team.
The team will use the former Randy Moss Motorsports shop in Statesville, NC. Engines will come from Triad Racing Technology.
No driver has been named to the second car, the No. 93, which will use the points from the No. 4 last season. Brian Vickers and Travis Kvapil have been linked to that car.
Update: BK Racing announced that David Reutimann will drive the team’s No. 93 Toyota in the Daytona 500, with Todd Anderson, former car chief with TRG Motorsports, serving as crew chief. Travis Kvapil will take over driving duties of the car at Phoenix International Raceway. The car will use the 2011 points of Red Bull Racing’s No. 4.
Reutimann is signed to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the No. 10. Reutimann will drive the No. 10 Chevy in events not entered by Danica Patrick. Patrick will drive the No. 10, which will be fielded by Stewart Haas Racing, in select Sprint Cup events.
I was definitely starting to think that I wasn’t going to get to run the Daytona 500, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Daytona is such a huge deal. Everyone says it pays the same amount of points and blah, blah, blah. But it’s my home track and I didn’t know how I was going to take sitting on the sidelines. That place is pretty special to me. I’m really excited about running that race.
Landon Cassill will pilot BK Racing’s No. 83.