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- Emil David Reutimann was born March 2, 1970 in Zephyrhills, Florida, the son of Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame member Buzzie Reutimann, who drove in one NASCAR event in 1962. The elder Reutimann used the number “00” for much of his career, and his son used the number in Sprint Cup Series competition.
- After starting his career in dirt modifieds and late models, Reutimann moved into the Slim Jim All Pro Series in 1997, winning the series’ Rookie of the Year Award with eight top 10 finishes and a fifth-place finish in points. He continued to race in the series, and in 2002 he made his Busch Series (now Nationwide Series) debut at Richmond International Raceway for NEMCO Motorsports, finishing 16th. He ran seven more races for NEMCO in 2003, and also attempted to qualify for two Cup Series races, missing both.
- In 2004, Reutimann signed with Darrell Waltrip Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series), taking home the Rookie of the Year Award at season’s end. In 2005, he won his first Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway and made his Cup Series debut for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 00 at Charlotte, finishing 22nd.
- In 2007, Reutimann competed in both the Cup Series and Busch Series, winning his first Busch Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park and finishing second in points in the series. In 2008, after the series’ first five races, Reutimann took over the No. 44 from a retiring Dale Jarrett, with sponsorship from UPS; before racing full-time, Reutimann worked for the parcel-delivery company.
- Reutimann won his first Cup Series race in 2009 at Charlotte, following it up in 2010 with a win at Chicagoland Speedway, both with MWR. He drove for BK Racing, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Phoenix Racing and Xxxtreme Motorsports in the 2012 season.
- In addition to winning races in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions, he has poles in all three divisions.
- Reutimann and his wife Lisa live in Mooresville, North Carolina with their daughter Emilia.
- Learn more about Reutimann at the BK Racing website, www.bkracing.com.