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David Reutimann Victory at Chicagoland Provides Sweet Vindication

David Reutimann had won before in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Last season, he won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600. He stayed out during a caution while the rest of the leaders pitted. Then the rains came. The shower didn't let up. NASCAR called the race, declaring Reutimann the victor. It was the kind of win that fans and critics alike scoff at. Reutimann’s name, while finally on the wins list, would forever have an asterisk beside it, leading to this footnote: Rain-shortened race win. Even he wasn’t completely satisfied with that win. “We got this one today, and hopefully the next one we’ll earn it,” said Reutimann on the rain-soaked pit road of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Those are the k...

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