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MICHAEL MCDOWELL RUMORS

Solid start to 2015 season for Leavine Family Racing

Leavine Family Racing has secured two team-best finishes in the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.  The No. 95 Ford, driven by Michael McDowell, secured a 27th place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway and a 30th place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, showing progress for the team, which is only in its fifth year of existence. “Last year at this time...

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

2014/2015 Season in Review/Preview: Leavine Family Racing with Michael McDowell

Whenever the name Michael McDowell is brought up - everyone is quick to remember his horrific qualifying crash at Texas Motor Speedway back in 2008. However, what many have seemed to forget is that the Phoenix-native is a very talented racecar driver, who has never had a real shot at competing for wins in NASCAR’s top-tier division. In 166 career Sprint Cup starts- McDowell has...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 15, 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

Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell involved in violent crash at Watkins Glen

Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell were two cars who received severe damage in a crash on lap 57 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday during the running of the Cheez-It 355. Newman’s car made contact with the back of Greg Biffle’s and hit a wall and tire barrier between turns five and six. Once the No. 31 car came back across the track it was hit by McDowell’s No. 95 Ford...
Via Tireball.com
August 10, 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

Michael McDowell returns to JGR for Iowa race

Michael McDowell will get behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. McDowell has seven career starts at the 0.875-mile track located in Newton, IA. For the fifth time he will come to the track bearing the Pizza Ranch colors. His best finish at Iowa is a third place run in 2012. Pizza Ranch will again sponsor McDowell...
Via Tireball.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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