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David Reutimann is one of the NASCAR good guys  A NASCAR Sprint Cup driver works off of an extremely difficult schedule. They usually arrive at the next stop of the series' tour on a Thursday morning. In addition to preparing for the race on the following Sunday, there are also frequent obligations such as sponsor commitments, media interviews and fan interaction activities. Very rarely can they walk more than a hundred feet without being stopped by a fan requesting an autograph or a photo.

That's just the way that life works. But you'll never hear these drivers complain. These drivers are all well aware that their lives have been blessed by NASCAR Sprint Cup racing and they are allowed to live their great American dream because of it. The vast majority of these drivers find time in their already tight schedules to share those blessings by participating in community and charitable events. These are the NASCAR good guys.

Such was the case last Thursday when David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Aarons/Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, arrived in Fontana-California prior to the Sprint Cup race at the Auto Club Speedway. Reutimann had plenty of things to do and even more to think about during his stay on the west coast.

But David Reutimann made the time to visit the nearby Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. He spent that afternoon with the young patients signing autographs, posing for photographs with the kids and answering their questions about racing. He also presented the kids with die cast race cars.

When the visit was over, Reutimann was clearly moved by the experience and said "they say you have to be brave to be a race car driver, but for me, these kids are the ones who are brave. It's wonderful to be here and see the amazing things they're doing here at the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital."

That's just one of the many reasons why David Reutimann is one of the NASCAR good guys. By Dave Grayson

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