MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Michael McDowell is taking the reins of the No. 00 SR2 Motorsports Toyota this week at Texas Motor Speedway. He’ll be making his sixth Nationwide Series start at the 1.5-mile oval in Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. McDowell has two top-20s. His best finish is 17th place, which he scored in 2009.
In addition, McDowell has seven Sprint Cup starts under his belt at Texas. He hopes that his experience will help him navigate the bumpy, multi-groove speedway to a solid finish.
Michael McDowell discusses racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “I’m really excited about racing with SR2 Motorsports this weekend. They’ve shown tons of potential this season. They have great people on their team and I’m looking forward to working with them at Texas.
It’s really all about momentum there. You’ll see a lot of long green-flag runs, so you’ve got to make sure your car is dialed in. You’ve got to have a good handle on it for the race or it will be a pretty long day. We’ve got some