LOUDON, N.H. - Nextel Cup Series rookie David Reutimann hopes his roller coaster first season will settle down soon.
Reutimann's team, who like others at Michael Waltrip Racing this season, has struggled to make the field each week. The driver is hoping to have his future at MWR settled soon.
On the positive side, he continues to see significant interest from other car owners.
"It’s been flattering to have my name thrown around with some really good organizations, not that MWR is not a good organization and will become a great organization at some point. They’re working hard towards that,” he said.
“But to have your name thrown around in those circles, yeah, that’s pretty special.”
While Reutimann has run far better in Busch Series, he said this season has taught him how tough Cup racing really is.
“It’s been very humbling this year, for sure. I’ve learned more about people and the people that are around me and what it takes to try to be successful,” he said.
“People say how tough the Cup series is and you go there thinking how tough it is. You knew it was going to be tough coming in but, man, the more weeks you stay here the more weeks you realize this is tough and it’ll never get any easier.”