Michael Waltrip Racing owner Michael Waltrip revealed Thursday during a national conference call with reporters that David Reutimann will drive the full NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule in 2009 despite having only partial sponsorship. Reutimann's No. 00 Toyota will be backed by Aaron's for "half a season," Waltrip said, adding his team is still actively seeking more sponsors for the car.
"We understand that at this late date it's really tough to pull together sponsorship because of the timing, but we certainly want people to know we're open and available for partners that might want to run not only a race or two at a specific track, but also a program for the whole season," Waltrip said during the conference call. "We're very cognizant of it being a late date, and the price of the sponsorship would reflect that."
NAPA will continue to sponsor Waltrip's No. 55 Toyota during the 2009 Cup season. His Nationwide program will also continue in 2009, with Waltrip splitting driving duties with Red Bull Racing rookie Scott Speed.
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-- Michele Vincze