Michael McDowell wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Michael McDowell won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday, edging Brendan Gaughan following an overtime restart. McDowell beat Gaughan by 0.534 seconds on an overcast, sometimes misty afternoon at the sprawling road course. The Richard Childress Racing teammates went bumper-to-bumper midway through the last lap before McDowell held...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

McDowell & No. 95 Team Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity through Thrivent Builds Repairs program

NASCAR driver Michael McDowell joined Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to help a Hickory homeowner upgrade her home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs. Community volunteers, Thrivent Financial representative Paul Henry and McDowell and his racing team came together yesterday to install an accessible ramp...

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

Leavine Family Racing kicks off end of season stretch at Kansas

Leavine Family Racing will finish up the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season competing in six of the final seven races on the schedule.  Michael McDowell will pilot the No. 95 Ford at Kansas, Charlotte, Talladega, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead. “This is an important stretch of races for us,” said McDowell.  “We have an opportunity to build our data and information to prepare...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 01, 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 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 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

An Exclusive Interview With NASCAR Underdog Michael McDowell

29 year old, Michael McDowell has been driving at the NASCAR-National Series level for seven years, and to this point the thing he’s most famous for is a horrific crash in qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway for a Sprint Cup Series race in 2008. But that doesn’t mean that this faithful underdog is going to give up on trying to give people more reasons to remember him. McDowell...
Via Rubbings Racing
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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