Michigan II: Kleuver - Roush Racing spotlight

KLUEVER SET FOR SECOND NEXTEL CUP START AT MICHIGAN CONCORD, N.C. -- Todd Kluever will be attempting his second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend in the GFS 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Kluever will compete in both the...

KLUEVER SET FOR SECOND NEXTEL CUP START AT MICHIGAN

CONCORD, N.C. -- Todd Kluever will be attempting his second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend in the GFS 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Kluever will compete in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series races in his No. 06 3M Ford Fusion.

Kluever's first NEXTEL Cup start came at Chicagoland Speedway last month resulting in a 41st-place finish. Kluever ran the entire race, but a NASCAR penalty from hitting the commitment cone on pit road during a green-flag pit stop cost him two laps which he could never recover.

"I'm really looking forward to the Cup race at MIS this weekend," Kluever said. "I learned so much at Chicago that I know will help me at Michigan. Just having the seat time makes such a big difference. I had only tested once before at Kentucky before the race at Chicago so the experience I got from spending three hours in the car racing will be huge for me.

"I've also got a bit more experience at Michigan than I had at Chicago. I ran the truck race there last year and I'd never been to Chicago before. We're taking the same Fusion we raced at Chicago so at least I am familiar with the car and its characteristics. If we can come away with a top-20 finish I'd be pleased with that for only my second start. Of course, I'd take a top-10 finish too, but I don't want to be greedy."

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Series NASCAR Cup
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