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Leavine Family Racing Shows Perseverance in 2014

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was an important one for Leavine Family Racing.  The growing single-car race team fielded the No. 95 Ford in 19 races this season, seven more races than 2013.  Highlights of the season included a team-best 7th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway and a hard-fought 18th place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. Heading to Homestead...

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

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

Ninja Turtles to be featured on cars of Michael McDowell and Chris Buescher

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are invading Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo will be featured on the cars of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell and Nationwide Series driver Chris Buescher. McDowell will drive the No. 95 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Ford Fusion for Leavine Family Racing...
Via Tireball.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Safety At The Forefront Again Following Vicious Watkins Glen Crash

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – For as long as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Watkins Glen International, safety on the road course has come up time and time again with the breakneck speeds and narrow confines of the track and Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen saw the safety conversation rear its head once more following a vicious crash on lap 56 of the 90...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 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

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

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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