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.
Michael McDowell fits into the category of drivers one might wish to evaluate but not start at Talladega SuperSpeedway. His last five plate attempts from 2014 and 2015 have resulted in a wide range of results that makes him unpredictable.
Short tracks are generally considered driver’s tracks and Michael McDowell proved that even part time teams could compete on them last fall. After starting 28th, he stayed within two laps of the leaders and finished 18th.
Michael McDowell has made only three attempts in the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford, but he has been a surprisingly good value most weeks. His average finish of 29th puts him ahead of one third of the teams competing.
When he crossed under the checkers 27th in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta, Michael McDowell scored his second 20-something finish in his last three starts on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.
Michael McDowell and the No. 95 team blew an engine at Las Vegas last year in the second attempt of the season, while they still had plans to make all the races. Once they trimmed their schedule, results improved.
Michael McDowell failed to make the 2014 Daytona 500, but he was one of the best values in the Coke Zero 400 later that year. He finished seventh in the Leavine Family No. 95.
Michael McDowell posted the fastest lap in the second practice session for qualification and the Gatorade Duels at Daytona. His top speed was 199.322 mph.