Could you please give my regards and congratulations to
David and Buzzie! I grew up right across the road from "farmer" and used to
watch Buzzie work on the modifieds a long time ago. I saw Buzzie and David
again several years ago at Memphis when David was running ARCA.
I was on the pit crew of Ronnie Newman who tried to break into the Craftsman
truck series without a sponsor. We had a lot of fun but he ran out of money
after 4 races. I'd love for Buzzie or David to give me a call or shoot me an
e-mail sometime. I see Ronnie "farmer" and Shirlee when I get up north every
once in a while.
I knew David was going to win Saturday night before it happened! I'd like to
tell him about it sometime! It was uncanny what happened.
Please forward this on to David for me and get ready for the chase!
I just wanted to first congratulate David Reutimann and MWR
for your win and your teamwork. And I also wanted to forward my email that I
sent to David Caraviello regarding his article about David Reutimann aka
Thank you for your article "Popular win for NASCAR's most admired 'Franchise'".
Finally an honest win by an honest man. We needed to know that there is still
opportunity for honest, hard-working people to succeed, build dreams. It's not
a name, it's not a $ that drives the heart of this industry; rather I want to
believe that it is still rooted in the simplicity of turning a wrench, putting
an ear to the tympanic rumble of an engine and knowing that the connection
between man and car is symbiotic. Thank you for your article, and thank David
Reutimann for being who he is.
Reutimann Family…Congratulations on David’s win today! We couldn’t
be happier for him. Just to let him know he’s in the thoughts of the
Everitt family – Modified 4Jr –
& Middletown, NY.
We think back to a few
years ago when my Dad, Ray Everitt, had
Buzzie fly up from Florida to drive the 4Jr and
he ended up winning the race at Nazareth that night. What wonderful
memories we all have of the Reutimann’s. And
Wayne when he drove the
M1…that was awesome, too! Continued good luck and God bless.
Albert & LuAnn Everitt
Just wanted to say a big old Zephyrhills Thank you to everyone involved in
making Talladega an unforgettable experience. Special thanks to Jeff and Greg
for allowing us to invade their motor coaches and for being such great host.
Also thanks to Jim for the outstanding breakfast every morning, Bondo for
keeping us up to speed with the radios, Tv's etc... ,Froggy for sticking it out
in the pits with me and to everyone else who I shared a beer or 2 or 10 with and
some great times. Please pass on to David and company the special thanks for the
hot pit passes and allowing us to get that up close into the racing scene. It
was one of my most memorable sporting events ever and one that will not be
forgotten. Good times, Good people and good friends that what it's all about.
I AGREE TOTALLY WITH EVERYTHING CHAD SAID. I 2ND THAT THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU.
THAT NEEDS TO BE A ONCE A YEAR TRIP.
Well said Chad. I echo those sentiments. Would love to make that an annual
Got to see the legend last night!
I was so happy to watch Buzzie come through the
field last night.
I'm a Burger King employee who was so happy that
BK got into racing, and that we could have David as our driver! I Zephyrhills
frequent visitor …as my Dad lives in Palm Tree acres of rt 54. I have driven by
the Reutimann hut and seen the cars sleeping!
Well last night I made it to Eastbay Racing …what
a great program, the winning double nothing 00 was a real pull for me.
The real question how could I get and
8"x12" picture of that winner circle picture? I would like to add this to my
office wall collection, P.S. right next to the autographed BK-David R. picture.
I had the great pleasure to meet David at a
BK-event @ the Miami office last year. I sure wish that our marketing would
understand the values of sponsor ship and the true racer following and what
loyal fans real mean.
But this is not my area of the origination.
I wish the Reutimann racing family a great
season of fun in the sun!
Have a Great day,
Senior Manager, Equipment Development
Burger King Brands
I am such a fan of the reutimans and I am pulling for David every week. I
used to watch Buzzie race when I was growing up in Tampa at golden gate
speedway in Tampa. You cannot imagine how excited I was the first time I
saw David Reutimann in a race! He is doing so good and am so happy to hear
Buzzie is still racing...WE lived in st pete and used to drive over every
Saturday night and see him race and I would go home so horse from cheering
for him. Keep it up you all your doing good or if this is not where David
is please let him know he has a huge fan here Hitchcock Texas. Can hardly
wait to get to the Nascar store and get my first Reutimann gear!
Subject: Buzzie and Wayne
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:51:30 -0500
I grew up at Orange County Fair Speedway and loved watching Buzzie
and Wayne race. My dad raced with Frankie Schneider and Carl Van
Horne in the 50s then my brother Gary Decker raced a Sportsman all
through the 70's & 80s. My father passed away in 1990 and my brother
was killed in a fire in 2001. My mom and I have been watching David
in the NASCAR and are always saying Gary would have loved watching
him race. We both wish you the best of luck this weekend at Daytona.
Pam Decker Pratt
I'm a former neighbor and 25+ year
friend of Dave Cruickshank of Dover Brake & Clutch, in N.J. Many years ago, I
made a display sign for the 00 Reutimann Modified Coupe that Mr.
Cruickshank still owns. I delivered the sign to them at an auto show in
Montgomeryville, Pa and had the great pleasure of meeting Buzzie and David and
taking pictures with them. David was kind of young then.
Subsequently, I retired and moved to
Ormond Beach, FL. My home is about 10 minutes from Daytona Int'l Speedway.
When the track is active, I can actually hear the cars running. Keeps me
Anyway, I just want to congratulate
David for his spectacular qualifying run for the Daytona 500. I was actually
screaming at the TV, "PUSH IT, DAVID! FASTER, FASTER! GO, GO, GO!". I almost
passed out when the Fox TV timer showed he was in 2nd place for a few seconds.
Of course, Waltrip had to push him back to 4th, but it is still a great
achievement. Amazing what a new crew chief and a better Toyota engine can do
I'll be watching the Duels and the
500 with a rubber tooth protector in my mouth! Better get some Nitro pills, too
(haha). An exciting week ahead and hopefully the recognition and advancement
David deserves. Emil must be a very proud poppa.
I'd love to meet David and Buzzie
for lunch some day while they're in town (I'll even buy), but I know that this
is probably out of the question.
Keep David flying!