Will David Reutimann Forget and Forgive the Pocono Incident?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IAugust 7, 2009

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 03:  David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, stands next to his car on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2009 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Will David Reutimann forget and forgive Denny Hamlin?

It’s got to be hard for him to let all that anger go after all Hamlin did put a nail on David’s Chase hopes.

Pocono was a disaster for this Michael Waltrip Racing team.

The hope for a Chase spot is history for the No. 00. It’s over.

Will Reutimann take the high road, or will he wait until Loudon to get his payback?

Here is a quote from David Reutimann:

“We can talk about it and I can get his take on it," Reutimann said. "If he tells me he made a mistake and he's sorry, then that's the way it is. It doesn't make you less aggravated or anything like that."

So, I guess David is saying, I don’t care if he apologizes or not!

Lets be honest folks: An apology means nothing at this point.

After working so hard all year as all drivers and teams do, and having one careless act erase the opportunity at a championship, we all most agree, not one of us would be in a forgiving mood .

Hamlin did punt Reutimann. There is no discussion needed on that subject—one just needs to look at the replay.

I hope David can forget and forgive, but I would not blame him if he evens the score.

I do understand Hamlin was racing with lots of emotion because of his loss, and we all can understand that.

I would personally give him a pass because of it, but then again, I don’t have the responsibility to produce good results from Michael Waltrip Racing's multi-million-dollar investment.

It would be nice for David Reutimann to bounce back, but he is just not a good road course driver. The Glen will painfully drive the last nail on his season.