Reutimann 'earns' second career NASCAR Sprint Cup race win

Monday, July 12, 2010

File photo of David Reutimann.
Image: Nascar fan mx .
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Reutimann won his first race of the season after leading fifty-two laps on Saturday during the 2010 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The victory gained Reutimann two places in the current point standings, moving him closer to point leader Kevin Harvick, but he still lags by 555 points and remains in fifteenth position.

It was his second career victory in the US's leading professional stock car series. His previous victory came during the rain-shortened 2009 Coca-Cola 600. After the race, Reutimann said, "I heard so much stuff for winning a rain-shortened event... everybody said we didn't earn it... We earned this one. Nobody gave it to us and that feels really good."

Carl Edwards finished in the second position, ahead of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer in third and fourth, respectively. Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, and Paul Menard rounded out the top ten positions. The race had a total of four cautions and ten lead changes among seven different drivers. Jimmie Johnson led the most laps by leading ninety-three.

In the point standings, Harvick and Gordon remained in the first and second position. Johnson maintained the third position while Hamlin moved to fourth. Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Burton, and Matt Kenseth followed in the top eight points positions. Stewart remained in the ninth position, as Edwards gained two positions to be in tenth. Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top twelve, and are currently in the Chase.

Unofficial Top-10 Race Results for the 2010 400
Position Car Number Driver
1 00 David Reutimann
2 99 Carl Edwards
3 24 Jeff Gordon
4 33 Clint Bowyer
5 1 Jamie McMurray
6 9 Kasey Kahne
7 31 Jeff Burton
8 11 Denny Hamlin
9 14 Tony Stewart
10 98 Paul Menard