Michael Andretti’s attitude towards Josie is unwelcoming and unfriendly. He believes that Josie is a complication that will ruin his life. Although he did insist if they needed money he will set up a fund. Josie hears there conversation and believes that she doesn’t need her father in her life and tells him that she doesn’t need him and that they should make a promise to stay out of each other’s life. Josie also insists that he calls her Josephine because only people close to her can call her Josie. Although in the later chapters Josie starts to see the resemblance between both of them and starts to open up to him.