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Reutimann's Faith in Waltrip Team Rewarded
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- David Reutimann agreed to join Michael Waltrip Racing when it was closer to an abstract idea than a functioning, full-time race team in NASCAR's top series. Reutimann was hardly an established commodity himself.

Now the mutual gamble is paying off for both parties.

Reutimann won Saturday night's Sprint Cup series race at Chicagoland Speedway, zooming past Jeff Gordon late in the race and holding on to claim his second career victory in convincing fashion.

Now Reutimann is on the verge of making Waltrip's team his long-term home, having reached a handshake deal on a new contract.

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