David Reutimann Will Not Return to MWR in 2012


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David Reutimann has had alot of bad luck this year.  He had a huge crash at Watkins Glen, he even had a run in with Kyle Busch.  Today, David Reutimann’s bad luck continues.  He was told by MWR officials today that he will not return to the team in 2012.

Sources told ESPN’s David Newton earlier this week that Mark Martin is going to be driving the #00 part-time in 2012.

I am really not surprised that David Reutimann was told he wasn’t returning next season.  I believe he has had alot of time to develop into a good race-car driver.  He did bring home one of MWR’s Sprint Cup Series wins, but still he hasn’t really ran well enough for Michael Waltrip to grant him a contract extension.  So basically this decision was both business, and performance based.