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Multiple reports have surfaced saying that David Reutimann the driver of the #00 Aarons Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing will not be returning for the 2012 season and that Mark Martin will be taking his place. An official announcement is set to come on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. But does the singing of Martin make Michael Waltrip Racing a viable team? Since it’s inception the team has primarily been a back of the pack entitle. Two exceptions have been wins by David Reutimann at Charlotte and Chicagoland. Aside from those races, the majority of the fans know the team for equipment failures and zany commercials for sponsors NAPA and Aarons. Waltrip is trying to make improvements this year. He signed Clint Bowyer and is planning on expanding to three full time cars. While other teams are staying at their current capacity or in the case of Roush Fenway Racing shrinking to three cars, Waltrip is expanding. Bowyer has four Cup victories, a Nationwide Series title and a history of ma...

Sources: Martin to replace Reutimann

Mark Martin has been tabbed to replace David Reutimann in the No. 00 Toyota in 2012. An announcement is expected by Michael Waltrip Racing at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday morning. Sources told that the 52-year-old veteran will run about 30 races next season, with team owner Michael Waltrip likely competing in the restrictor-plate portion of the schedule. Martin...

Waltrip Makes It Official - Dumping Reutimann At Seasons End

photo credit:  getty images CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that driver David Reutimann will not return to the team for the 2012 season. Team officials notified Reutimann this week.  “David has been a significant part of Michael Waltrip Racing since the very beginning and will forever be a part of our heritage,” said Co-Owner Michael Waltrip....

David Reutimann officially out at Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip Racing has officially confirmed that David Reutimann's time with the team is done as of the end of the 2011 season. "David has been a significant part of Michael Waltrip Racing since the very beginning and will forever be a part of our heritage," Michael Waltrip said in a statement.  "We want to thank David for his contribution to our growth...

Waltrip Racing to part ways with Reutimann in '12

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) Michael Waltrip Racing says David Reutimann will not be back with the team next season.

Sources: Martin to drive No. 00 for MWR in 2012

Mark Martin is expected to drive a part-time 2012 Sprint Cup schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 00 Toyota currently driven by David Reutimann, multiple sources close to the situation confirmed Tuesday.

David Reutimann out at Michael Waltrip Racing at end of season

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Reports: Martin in, Reutimann out at Waltrip Racing

Multiple reports surfaced on Tuesday indicating that David Reutimann, driver of the Aaron's 00 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, will be out of a job at the end of the season. Replacing him on a partial schedule will be Mark Martin, who is in the final days of his contract with Hendrick Motorsports. Waltrip Racing has an announcement scheduled for Friday at Texas at which...

Reutimann is not the first driver to lose a ride to Martin

The latest silly season development has Mark Martin replacing David Reutimann in the No. 00 Toyota for 2012. Martin, now 52 years of age, is expected to compete in a limited schedule, as the car is not fully sponsored for the season. This leaves 2-time Sprint Cup winner Reutimann in a little bind. It appears that Reutimann was notified Tuesday morning, less than a month before...

Reutimann out at MWR, Martin takes spot? (AP)

Michael Waltrip Racing says David Reutimann will not be back with the team next season.

MWR says Reutimann will be out at end of season (AP)

Michael Waltrip Racing says David Reutimann will not be back with the team next season.

Several drivers scrambling for Cup rides

With the number of full-time Sprint Cup rides shrinking by at least three or four seats in 2012, the mad scramble has begun. The recent news that Mark Martin will replace David Reutimann in the No. 00 Aaron's Toyota adds a third previous Cup race winner to the list of drivers scouring the Help Wanted ads. At least Brian Vickers and David Ragan have seen the writing on the wall...

Silly Season Finally Getting Silly

After what some (me) have reported as the most boring “Silly Season” since the term was coined a few years back, it’s making up for it now with the rumors going around. Now it’s David Reutimann being out of the … Continue reading →

Frontstretch Podcast: November 4th Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of our Frontstretch Podcast! Join host Doug Turnbull and columnist Bryan Davis Keith discuss David Reutimann, Jeremy Mayfield’s latest troubles and much more! <br /> <a href=" Podcast 110411.mp3" target="_blank">Frontstretch Podcast: November 4th
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