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MICHAEL MCDOWELL RUMORS

Busy week for Leavine Family Racing

Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing are on the go this week with a three-day test taking place mid-week at Phoenix International Raceway and then heading straight to Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend.  “It’s always a good week when I can spend most of my time in a race car,” said McDowell.  “This is a good stretch of races for...

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...

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

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

Track Bar Ruins McDowell’s Opportunity

Michael McDowell was just biding his time in the first segment of the race content with running 12th or 13th. He had been quick all weekend long at Watkins Glen International, host of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, so he wasn’t worried about making his move too quickly. We were just biding our time.  Our goal in that first run was to just save fuel and open up our window...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell Johnsonville Sausage 200 Race Preview

JGR AT ROAD AMERICA: Since the race was added to the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2010, Joe Gibbs Racing has sent two cars to the four-mile road course each of the last three seasons. Although the team has yet to claim a win, JGR has one top-five and three top-ten finishes in the team’s six starts. It has also led 51 laps with an average start of 6.7 and average finish...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell gets sponsor for Las Vegas

The No. 98 Ford Fusion of Michael McDowell will carry new sponsorship into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. McDowell did not compete last week at Phoenix after finishing 9th at Daytona as Phil Parsons Racing had fallen behind in building cars. This week however, the 28-year-old McDowell returns to the track with sponsorship from Ambient Edge. The air...
Via Tireball.com
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell will continue to drive No. 98 Ford in 2013

Michael McDowell will continue to drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion. The car will again be fielded by Phil Parsons Racing with Roush Yates Engines supplying the power for the car. Gene Nead ......   click to read more
Via Tireball.com
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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