Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Michael J Smith0
BK Racing To Field Third Car For Reutimann
BK Racing has announced that the team has signed David Reutimann to run eight Sprint Cup Series races in the No. 73 Burger King/Dr. Pepper Toyota in each race that he doesn’t drive Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 10 Chevy, which he is currently sharing with Danica Patrick.
The team will continue to field the No. 83 Toyota for Landon Cassill and the No. 93 for Travis Kvapil in the series, which means that the addition of Reutimann will make the team a three-car operation. Reutimann drove in the 2012 Daytona 500 for the team, finishing 26th.
Scott Gunderson, president of BK Racing, said:
Everyone at BK Racing is excited to solidify a third car on our team for David Reutimann. I know that he will strengthen our organization with the talent and experience that he brings to the table. Reutimann has been a big part of BK Racing this year and we look forward to working with him for the rest of the season. I want to thank Burger King and Dr Pepper for helping make this happen.
BK Racing has great equipment and personnel. They’ve shown that they can get the job done and I’m really excited to continue racing with them. We’re already off to a good start and the team is continuing to improve. Travis and Landon are terrific teammates and I think having a third car among us will give us better information and more resources to keep strengthening.
The No. 73 team attempted the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with Kvapil behind the wheel. The team had to qualify on time because it is not in the Top 35 in owner’s points. Kvapil qualified for the race and finished 32nd after a fuel pressure issue. Reutimann will also have to qualify on time, as the team is not in the Top 35 in owner’s points.
Reutimann has won two Cup series races in his career, both with Michael Waltrip Racing.