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Team: Leavine Family Racing-95
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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Michael McDowell has made nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the .526 -mile Martinsville Speedway, earning a career-best 26th-place finish at the track both in March 2008 and October 2013.
McDowell made his career-first start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2008. In October 2007, he finished 30th in his only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the track. He is not short on experience with race stats on tracks less than one-mile in length. He has 26 starts on short tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.-Leavine Family Racing Mar 26 - 8:07 PM

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Michael McDowell has made seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway.

He earned a career-best 23rd-place finish at the track in August 2012. In five additional NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished 10th under the lights in 2009. McDowell is not short on experience with race stats on tracks less than one-mile in length. He has 25 starts on short tracks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.-Leavine Family Racing
Mar 12 - 9:31 PM

Although this weekend marks Michael McDowell's first start with Leavine Family Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Glendale, Ariz., driver has made four other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track.

He earned a career-best 33rd-place finish at the track in February 2010. In two additional NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished sixth in 2009.-Leavine Family Racing
Mar 5 - 11:24 PM

Although this weekend marks Michael McDowell's first start with Leavine Family Racing at Phoenix International Raceway, the Glendale driver has made eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the one-mile track.

He earned a career-best 32nd-place finish at the track in November 2013. In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished 11th in 2009 and has made two starts in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship, finishing sixth in both events.-Leavine Family Racing
Feb 26 - 9:24 PM

In the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, driver Michael McDowell does not have a guaranteed spot.

McDowell, driver of the No. 95 K-LOVE Ford Fusion for Leavine Family Racing, qualified 41st after posting a lap of 46.804 seconds at 192.291 mph. It was McDowell's fifth DAYTONA 500 qualifying effort. His best attempt was starting in the 34th-postion for the 2013 DAYTONA 500, where he finished a career-best ninth. McDowell will compete in the first Budweiser Duel race and start 21st. His challenge will be to finish in the top-15.-Leavine Family Racing
Feb 19 - 3:28 PM

Leavine Family Racing is proud to announce a one-year partnership with Black Dragon Tools as a full-season associate sponsor of the No. 95 Ford driven by Michael McDowell in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Under the new partnership, Black Dragon Tools has already outfitted Leavine Family Racing's garage and pit box with their latest tools. The Concord, N.C.-based team will also use the company's electronic testers as well as other various hand tools at the team facilities and trackside.-Leavine Family Racing
Feb 5 - 2:22 PM

K-LOVE will sponsor Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) during the season-opening Daytona 500.

K-LOVE will be making its sponsorship premiere at Daytona with the Concord, N.C.-based team; the announcement has also revealed that K-LOVE will appear on the No. 95 Ford Fusion for a total of three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races this season as a primary sponsor, including the road course race at Sonoma Raceway and another race to be determined, and it will also serve as an associate sponsor throughout the season.-Leavine Family Racing
Jan 28 - 3:09 PM

Michael McDowell will drive the No. 95 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry in 2014.

The announcement was made at Texas Motor Speedway - the team's home track, where the Glendale, Arizona native signed a single-year deal to drive for Leavine Family Racing. He will make his debut when the team fields an entry for the February season-opening race at the 56th annual Daytona 500. McDowell, 28, has competed in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series since 2007 and in the Sprint Cup Series since 2008. He has 144 career starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His best finish was ninth at the season-opening DAYTONA 500 this year.-Levine Family Racing
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Michael McDowell wins the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award at Talladega Superspeedway.

The award is given to the eligible driver that records the fastest average speed on restarts and finishes the race on the lead lap. He earned the award for his 15th place finish in the Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega. He is 37th in the 2013 Sprint Cup point standings.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Leavine Family Racing (LFR) will field a single-car NASCAR Nationwide Series team out of its Concord shop in addition to its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program.

The team will enter the No. 95 Ford Mustang in the NNS for 2014. LFR will enter two of the 2013 season's NNS final four races, beginning at Charlotte on Oct. 11. Reed Sorenson will drive the car at the Charlotte and Michael McDowell will be behind the wheel at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2.-Leavine Family Racing
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:57:00 PM

Phoenix Racing announced today that SEM Products, Inc. will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Michael McDowell in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

SEM Products, Inc., whose partnership with Phoenix Racing begins in 2014, will provide adhesives, sealers and paint products to the organization's NSCS team. SEM Products is a leading manufacturer of products for automotive body repair and refinishing. McDowell has participated in 24 Sprint Cup Series events this season, earning a best finish of ninth at Daytona International Speedway in February.-Tuckahoe Strategies
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Michael McDowell wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 with a lap of 84.450 seconds, 96.256 mph.

This is the No. 18 Toyota driver's second pole in 88 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his first pole and second NNS top-10 start in 2013. This is his first pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Michael McDowell leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Nationwide Childrens Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The lap of 94.853 mph in the No. 18 Toyota Camry was quickest of the 34 cars out on the track for this session. No. 12 Sam Hornish Jr., No. 33 Max Papis, No. 54 Owen Kelly and No. 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Tim Cowen in the No. 86 was the slowest.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Michael McDowell gets the nod to pilot the Front Row Motorsports No. 35 Dockside Logistics Ford in the Sprint Cup Series' second road race of the season.

McDowell, whose racing career was built on twist-and-turn tracks in the open-wheel and sports-car ranks before moving to stock cars, will compete under the Front Row banner for the first time. The six-year Sprint Cup veteran has raced the 2.45- and 3.4-mile courses of The Glen in multiple series outside of his stock car endeavors, with results that include two top-five and three top-10 finishes in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen will be McDowell's fifth Cup start at the course.-Breaking Limits
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Sprint Cup regular Michael McDowell runs quickest Nationwide Series qualifying lap of the go-or-go-homer drivers.

Of the teams required to make the field on speed, the lap of 108.747 mph in the No. 18 Toyota Camry was the fastest. The qualifying speed puts him fifth in the lineup for the Nationwide Series Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 03:28:00 PM