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Reutimann's bet on rain pays off

Updated: May 25, 2009, 10:21 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- David Reutimann stared at the gray sky and silently prayed for one more heavy rain.

A gamble had put the journeyman driver in position for his first Sprint Cup Series victory, and so long as the clouds lingered over Lowe's Motor Speedway, it would come in the crown jewel Coca-Cola 600.

Reutimann didn't like his chances.

"These things don't ever go our way," the 39-year-old thought. "I don't know why it should now."

For most of his nondescript career, ...

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