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May 7, 1941 |
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)|
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 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. Primarily a Short track racer, he made one NASCAR start on November 11, 1962 in Tampa, Florida at Golden Gate Speedway. He started 18th and finished 10th in the event, which was considered part of the 1963 season. 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.
Now in his seventies, Reutimann continues to race and win to this day. He competes weekly at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.
- James, Brant (February 18, 2005). "The Reutimanns: A history of racing". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- James, Brant (February 16, 2007). "Tears flow as Reutimann slips into Daytona 500". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- "Reutimann wins second feature this season". Archived from the original on 2015-01-31.
- Buzzie Reutimann driver statistics at Racing-Reference