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

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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.
McDowell will be the fifth different driver this year to pilot the Mustang for the 22 team. Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Alex Tagliani have all made at least one start for the team this season. So far, the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford has led a total of 646 laps, has won four races and captured seven poles. McDowell looks to add to these impressive stats this weekend in Kentucky.-Team Penske Sep 17 - 7:35 PM

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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.

The last time McDowell had an incident-free race, he finished 23rd in the 2012 Irwin Tools Night Race.
Aug 22 - 12:09 PM

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.

He returns to Iowa for his eighth-career Nationwide start at the .875-mile track and the sixth time he will carry the Pizza Ranch colors. In his previous seven starts at the track, McDowell's best finish came in 2012 when he finished third. In addition to his third-place finish, McDowell has five top-10 finishes, an average start of 9.7 and an average finish of 7.7. He has led 36 laps and completed 100 percent of laps attempted (1,500 of 1,500).(JGR)-jayski.com
Jul 31 - 9:51 PM

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 team attempted to make the majority of the races at the beginning of the season and their results suffered. Since scaling back, they have been able to consolidate their resources and run much better. In a marquee race like the Crown Royal 400 each position is worth a considerably higher payday, which could mean the difference in making or missing some shows later in the season.
Jul 22 - 7:01 PM

The No. 95 Leavine Family Ford has only made 10 starts this season, but since scaling back their operation their results have improved.

They attempted to qualify for most of the races through April and had a best result of 30th at Texas. Their last two attempts came at Sonoma and Daytona where they finished on the lead lap in both events and scored a season-high of seventh in the Coke Zero 400.
Jul 17 - 10:05 PM

Michael McDowell finishes 7th in Sunday's rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

He started the No. 95 Ford Fusion 27th on the grid for the Coke Zero 400. He is currently 38th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Jul 7 - 8:16 PM

Michael McDowell (No. 95 Ford Fusion) wins the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award at Daytona International Speedway.

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 7th place finish in the Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. He is 38th in the 2014 Sprint Cup point standings.
Jul 6 - 4:19 PM

Michael McDowell has made two other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway road course.

He earned a career-best 28th-place finish at the track in June 2008. McDowell also has one GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series start at the track, where he finished 10th in 2006. In seven previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course races, McDowell has an average starting position of 27.1, and an average finishing position of 33.4. In 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts on a road course, McDowell has posted three top-five and five top-10 finishes including two pole awards.-Leavine Family Racing
Jun 18 - 12:27 PM

This weekend marks Michael McDowell's second Charlotte Motor Speedway appearance with Leavine Family Racing.

The Glendale, Ariz. driver has made nine other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track. He first McDowell first drove for LFR at last week's Sprint All-Star race. He earned a career-best 31st-place finish at the track in October 2012. As well, in four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished a 20th in May 2009 and 2010.-Leavine Family Racing
May 21 - 9:48 PM

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.

In his previous six starts at the track, his best finish came in 2012 when he finished third. In addition, he has five top-10 finishes, an average start of 9.7 and an average finish of 7.7. He has led 36 laps and completed 100 percent of laps attempted (1,500 of 1,500). This season Pizza Ranch will serve at the primary sponsor for Michael McDowell and the #20 Toyota Camry team for both NNS races at Iowa Speedway.(Joe Gibbs Racing)-jayski.com
May 15 - 8:30 PM

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.

He earned a career-best 15th-place finish at the track in October 2013. As well, in two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished a 15th in April 2009 and 23rd in April 2010. McDowell also has two starts at the Lincoln, Ala., track in the ARCA Racing Series, including a fifth-place finish in 2006.-Leavine Family Racing
Apr 30 - 4:46 PM

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

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