Reutimann Wins At Chicago

By: Adam Niemeyer (FOX19 Sports)

David Reutimann is not a household name in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, but on a Saturday evening in Chicago, he won his second career race, beating Carl Edwards to the line by almost two seconds.

He won the 2009 Coke 600 at Charlotte last May, but many considered it a fluke win because Reutimann won when NASCAR called the race due to rain storms.

"No rain tonight," he said. "We earned this one and it feels pretty good."

Jimmie Johnson pulled out and led 92 laps early in the race, but spun out around lap 130, and then blew a tire and ended up finishing 25th, one lap down.

Reutimann drove past Jeff Gordon before one last set of green-flag pit stops with about 50 laps remaining in the 267 lap event. Gordon radioed, "I don't know what I have compared to him."

Gordon finished third, followed by Clint Bowyer and polesitter Jamie McMurray. Points leader Kevin Harvick had engine trouble and finished 34th.

The Sprint Cup Series has an off weekend before heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 in two weeks. FOX19 and will have complete coverage of the Brickyard 400.