Michael McDowell and the Leavine Family Racing team are back in the field for another attempt on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. This will be their eighth attempt in 10 races.
Michael McDowell posted a lap of 192.568 mph in the first practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400. That was good enough for 30th on the speed chart and a strong effort for this part time team.
Leavine Family Racing will finish up the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season competing in six of the final seven races on the schedule.
Sprint Cup regular (Leavine Family Racing No. 95) Michael McDowell will make his first start in the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend in the Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Michael McDowell will probably be happy if his name does not get mentioned this week at Bristol. His last three efforts on this track ended in two accidents and one blown engine.
Sprint Cup regular (Leavine Racing No. 95) Michael McDowell will pilot the #20 Toyota Camry for the second time this season at Iowa; he previously finished seventh at the circuit.
Michael McDowell has been running on the lead lap in his last two races of 2014 and he hopes that trend continues in the Crown Royal 400.
The No. 95 Leavine Family Ford has only made 10 starts this season, but since scaling back their operation their results have improved.
Michael McDowell finishes 7th in Sunday's rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Michael McDowell (No. 95 Ford Fusion) wins the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award at Daytona International Speedway.
Michael McDowell has made two other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway road course.
This weekend marks Michael McDowell's second Charlotte Motor Speedway appearance with Leavine Family Racing.
Returning to Iowa Speedway for the first time since 2012, Michael McDowell will be making his seventh-career start at the .875-mile track and the fifth time he will carry the Pizza Ranch colors.
This weekend marks Michael McDowell's first Talladega Superspeedway appearance for Leavine Family Racing, but the Glendale, Ariz., driver has made seven other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.66-mile track.