Winning fantasy leagues are just as often about managing the bottom of the roster as well as the top. In 16 starts in 2015, Michael McDowell and the Leavine Family Racing team scored 14 top-35 finishes.
Michael McDowell (#95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion) finished 33rd in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Michael McDowell finished 41st at Homestead in 2012 and he was even worse the following year with a 43rd in 2013. Last year he finally found a good setup, however, and scored a very impressive 21st in the Ford 400.
Michael McDowell has been a good value a few times this year, but his effort on restrictor-plate, superspeedways has been uneven. He finished 31st in the Daytona 500 and failed to qualify at Talladega this May.
Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell, and Travis Kvapil did not get a chance to qualify when rain canceled Friday’s time trials.
Michael McDowell will attempt to qualify at Richmond International Raceway for the first time since September 2013. He did not get a chance to qualify for last spring’s race because of weather.
After failing to get a chance to make the show in his past two races because of weather, Michael McDowell and the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford will attempt to qualify for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard. If McDowell makes the show, it will be his sixth start in this race.
Michael McDowell posted ninth-fastest lap in the final practice session with a speed of 95.453 mph for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Many fantasy players overlook the fact that Michael McDowell has an extensive road course racing background and that could create an opportunity for astute owners. Last year, McDowell finished 24th in the Toyota / Save Mart 350.
Part time driver Michael McDowell has been situationally strong on a few occasions this season. His top-25 at Bristol and three other top-30s have made him a good value at his level.
Michael McDowell will make his second start in as many weeks after posting the 25th fastest time in qualification for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
A fire in the Levine Family Racing shops on Friday destroyed four cars—mostly scheduled to be backups in upcoming races—but no one was injured, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.
Michael McDowell has been steady and consistent on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks while driving for the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team.