Buzzie Reutimann

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Buzzie Reutimann
Buzzie Reutimann in 00 dirt car.jpg
Born (1941-05-07) May 7, 1941 (age 76)
Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 119th (1963)
First race 1963 Race No. 2 (Golden Gate Speedway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0

Emil Lloyd "Buzzie" Reutimann (born May 7, 1941) is a former NASCAR driver from Zephyrhills, Florida. He is the father of current driver David Reutimann. Reutimann was inducted into the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997[1] and the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame in 2006.

Reutimann began working on race cars at age 13 despite his mother's protests.[1] Primarily a Short track racer, he made one NASCAR start on November 11, 1962 in Tampa, Florida at Golden Gate Speedway.[2] He started 18th and finished 10th in the event, which was considered part of the 1963 season.[1] He was given the nickname "Buzzie" at birth after several nurses noticed he made buzzing sounds as an infant. He drove the number #00, and so did his son David in the Sprint Cup Series.

In 1972 Reutimann won the dirt modified track championship at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. That same year he captured the win at the prestigious Eastern States 200.

Now in his seventies, Reutimann continues to race and win to this day. He competes weekly at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c James, Brant (February 18, 2005). "The Reutimanns: A history of racing". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ James, Brant (February 16, 2007). "Tears flow as Reutimann slips into Daytona 500". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Reutimann wins second feature this season". Archived from the original on 2015-01-31. 

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