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Aaron's Dream Machine Comes to Crockett
Houston County Courier - November 2008
By Sharron Randall
NASCAR fans got a glimpse of Aaron's Dream Machine Wednesday, Nov. 5, at noon when car owner Michael Waldrip's No. 99 Nationwide Series Toyota Camry rolled off the auto transporter onto the parking lot at the store on Loop 304 east.
Driver David Reutimann wasn't in attendance but the mascot, "Lucky Dog" was.
The store was giving away Lucky Dog tee shirts, autographed pictures, insulated drink holders, and other souvenirs of NASCAR as a local radio station publicized the sponsor of No. 99.
Reutimann just collected his 15th top-ten finish of the 2008 season after taking the checkered flag eighth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Saturday, Nov. 1.
With two races remaining on the schedule for the 2008 season, Reutimann looks to end the season solidly in the top-six in the drivers championship points race and eighth in the owner points race.
Reutimann also drove the #44 UPS Toyota in the Sprint Cup Race and finished 10th place on Sunday, Nov. 2.
Aaron's will not be the primary sponsor on the No. 99 next weekend at Phoenix, but will return Nov. 15 for the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
For the 2009 season, it's reported that Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership will sponsor the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine with driver David Reutimann for 18 select Cup Series races in 2009. Aaron's will also sponsor the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine for 10 select Nationwide races with both Reutimann and Michael Waltrip splitting time behind the wheel.
"Having Michael Waltrip get back behind the wheel of the Aaron's Dream Machine is something our fans have been asking about for some time now, and we are pleased to be able to accommodate," said Ken Butler, Chief Operating Officer, Aaron Rents.