Michael McDowell finished 10th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a second Leavine Family entry to earn his first ever top-10 on an unrestricted speedway.
Michael McDowell finished worse than 22nd for the first time since Todd Parrott joined the No. 95 team when he crashed last week at Phoenix International Raceway.
Team leadership at Leavine Family Racing (LFR) has announced that the team has secured an ownership charter (from Tommy Baldwin Racing) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Michael McDowell enters the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with a five-race, top-25 streak; his worst result in that span came last week at Texas Motor Speedway with a 23rd.
Michael McDowell finished 19th at Bristol Motor Speedway in August and 12th at Richmond last month to give him back-to-back top-20s on short tracks.
Michael McDowell finished 22nd in the Hollywood Casino 400 after starting the race 33rd.
Michael McDowell added Todd Parrott to his crew this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the combination immediately recorded a top-15 in the Bank of America 500.
Team leadership at Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing has announced that Todd Parrott will assume crew chief duties for the No. 95 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the remainder of the 2016 season. Dave Winston will move to a race engineer role within the organization.
Michael McDowell slapped the wall a minute after the New Hampshire Motor Speedway went back to green following Austin Dillon’s crash. With three minutes remaining in practice for the Bad Boy 300, he slapped the wall but did not do enough damage to cause him to roll out a backup.
Michael McDowell earned his fourth top-20 finish in the past nine Cup races with a 12th at Richmond International Raceway in the Federated Auto Parts 400.
Michael McDowell has not made a start at Darlington Raceway since 2013 when the Southern 500 was run in May. He parked early and finished 42nd. In fact, McDowell has been running at the end of only one previous start on this track and that was in 2008 in the Dodge Challenger 500.
Sprint Cup regular Michael McDowell (No. 95 Chevrolet SS), driving the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro, won the Road America 180, his first victory in 94 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
"Hopefully we’ll get it a little bit better for him before Sunday," Sam Hornish Jr. told reporters in Friday’s practice session, referencing his shaking down the No. 95 car that will be driven by Michael McDowell this Sunday. Battling extremely free conditions, Hornish is unaccustomed to the new low down force package, but hopes to "keep heading in the right direction."
Sprint Cup regular Michael McDowell, driving the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro, led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Road America 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.