Michigan: David Reutimann preview

* Reutimann has two Sprint Cup starts to his credit at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) with an average finish of 19th. * Reutimann will again compete in a double duty weekend by commuting between MIS and Kentucky Speedway to compete in ...

* Reutimann has two Sprint Cup starts to his credit at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) with an average finish of 19th.

* Reutimann will again compete in a double duty weekend by commuting between MIS and Kentucky Speedway to compete in Saturday's Nationwide Series event.

* On Thursday, Reutimann is scheduled to compete in the "Night of NASCAR Stars II presented by the U.S. Army" alongside fellow Sprint Cup drivers Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and teammate Michael McDowell. Reutimann's father, Buzzie, will also be competing in the event at the Illinois dirt track.

Reutimann Discusses Racing at Michigan International Speedway

It's another weekend of double-duty racing in two different states. Does the travel start to wear on you the more weekends in a row you have to move from track to track to compete?

"No, not really. The biggest thing is just the logistics of traveling between the tracks and really the people at MWR have worked everything out where all I have to do is go where they tell me to go. I think the biggest thing is just the weather and that we cannot control that so you just try to prepare the best you can. It also helps this is a stretch of tracks on both sides that I really like to compete at, especially the Nationwide tracks, with Nashville last weekend and Kentucky coming up on Saturday.

Sunday is Father's Day. Can you talk about your father, Buzzie, and the influence he has had on your career?

"Growing up, my dad and I were always at a track either racing or watching a race. I have been blessed to have such great support and I contribute a huge part of my racing success to him. Racing was pretty much all I knew growing up, and I was lucky to have a Dad that knew so much about the sport. He used to give me financial support to continue racing and now he gives me something just as valuable -- moral support. I still love to go out and watch him race and win against guys who are half his age or younger. We've done a lot of stuff, and we've spent more time together than a lot of people ever get a chance to spend with their parents. I feel pretty special that we were able to have that kind of relationship."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kenny Wallace , Michael McDowell , David Reutimann