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Dale Earnhardt Jr. fastest in test session at Phoenix

Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't get to Daytona International Speedway for the 2017 Daytona 500 that will be televised live on FOX fast enough.And if the two-day NASCAR test session that wrapped up Wednesday at Phoenix International Raceway is any indication, he will be going plenty fast once he gets there.Back behind the wheel of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet after missing the...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Kyle Larson, Joey Logano fastest in opening Phoenix test session

Even though most of the attention centered on Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the two-day NASCAR test opened up Tuesday at Phoenix International Raceway, there were plenty of other drivers who took their cars to the track as well.Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap, turning it in 26.586 seconds at the 1-mile venue. But Joey Logano, who had the second-fastest overall lap (26.595), was the fastest...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago

Month before first full Cup season, Michael McDowell giving away only NASCAR trophy

Michael McDowell encouraged as he is set to run every Cup race for Leavine Family Racing this year for the first time.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

Wally Rogers out as Michael McDowell's crew chief

Leavine Family Racing has announced that Wally Rogers, the crew chief for driver Michael McDowell, is no longer with the organization. A replacement has not been named. "We appreciate everything Wally has done for this organization," said team owner Bob Leavine in a team release. "I'm committed to growing this race team and improving our on-track performance. Looking ahead to 2016...
Via FOX Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Michael McDowell, Leavine Racing Looking for Continued Improvement

Last year, Leavine Racing didn’t do anything that would certainly be talked about for years to come by fans, but they improved and that is something that they’re holding their heads high on. “We made some gains and advances and as always sometimes it is one step forward and two steps back but we are excited about what we did,” team owner Bob Leavine Racing commented. “We...
Via On Pit Road
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Progress and learning for Leavine Family Racing team at Kansas

The Leavine Family Racing team worked to make lemonade out of lemons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.  A brush with the wall put the team behind, but focusing on building for the future, it allowed driver Michael McDowell to try some things during the Hollywood Casino 400 to be more prepared for the remaining races. “I definitely learned a lot there at...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McDowell Drives Thrivent Ford Fusion to 32nd Place Finish

The Chicagoland Speedway race proved to be a challenging one for Leavine Family Racing and Michael McDowell.  Going into the race weekend, the team had set its sights on a Top-25 finish in the MyAFibStory.com 400, but with a non-responsive race car the team had to work hard throughout the entire race in order to secure the best finish the car was capable of. “This was a long,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: McDowell to Race for Team Penske at Kentucky

JOPLIN, Mo. — Team Penske announced Wednesday morning that Michael McDowell will get behind the wheel of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford at the Kentucky Speedway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will head to the 1.5 mile oval on September 20th for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. McDowell has two starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season coming at the Iowa Speedway with Joe Gibbs...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chasing The Underdogs: Michael McDowell Perseveres For Solid 18th-Place Finish

Michael McDowell has had a roller coaster season in his first year with Leavine Family Racing. The team failed to qualify for the season-opening Daytona 500, but then when the series returned to the 2.5-mile superspeedway in July, McDowell recorded just his second-ever top-10 finish in Sprint Cup Series competition. A few weeks ago at Watkins Glen, McDowell was in the middle of a...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: McDowell Making The Most of Limited Opportunity

NEWTON, Iowa — Michael McDowell piloted the No. 20 Pizza Ranch Toyota in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.  It was only his second time behind the wheel of a Nationwide Series car in 2014, with the other start also coming at Iowa in May. Rolling off from the fifth position, McDowell ran inside the top-five throughout the majority of...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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