MICHAEL MCDOWELL NEWS

Leavine Family Racing Records Season-best Finish in Sonoma

Leavine Family Racing's consistent work in the first quarter of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season has been gaining traction, especially after the single-car team secured 24th place, it's best finish this season, on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Michael McDowell and the No. 95 K-LOVE team have displayed brilliant versatility of late, adapting again this past weekend...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Sonoma Raceway Preview

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to the Sonoma Raceway for the first of two races this season on a road course. Sonoma will mark race 16 of 36 for the series this season and will serve as the only stop for the series on the 1.99-mile road course. The entry list features a total of 43 drivers so nobody will be going home once qualifying is completed tomorrow....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

An Exclusive Interview With NASCAR Underdog Michael McDowell

29 year old, Michael McDowell has been driving at the NASCAR-National Series level for seven years, and to this point the thing he’s most famous for is a horrific crash in qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway for a Sprint Cup Series race in 2008. But that doesn’t mean that this faithful underdog is going to give up on trying to give people more reasons to remember him. McDowell...
Via Sicknissified
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Leavine Family Racing Earns Hard Fought 30th-Place Finish in the Coca-Cola 600

Michael McDowell and the No. 95 JPO Absorbents Ford Fusion team finished 30th in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. McDowell qualified 30th on Thursday for the longest race on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) schedule with new sponsor JPO Absorbents on the No. 95 Ford Fusion. The Leavine Family Racing (LFR) Ford was tight from the beginning of the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Pick Results for NNS at Iowa Speedway

On Sunday, Sam Hornish Jr. was able to get victory lane and validate himself as a top-tier driver despite being let go from Team Penske at the end of last season. Without a doubt, it was a special win for the driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. Now who is the person who won out of the pickers? It’s time to tabulate the results.   The Picks Ashley McCubbin chose Regan...
Via On Pit Road
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Hornish Jr. Goes Back to Victory Lane in Second Start for JGR

Sam Hornish Jr. is back in victory lane. However, this time, it is with a new organization. After making the move to Joe Gibbs Racing from Team Penske over the off-season, Hornish is running a part-time schedule this season. On Sunday afternoon, the 35-year-old Ohio native was able to capture his first victory with his new team. Hornish dominated the Get to Know Newton 250 at the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineup: Get To Know Newton 250

Pos # Driver Team Time 1 22 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford 23.148 2 54 Sam Hornish Jr. Monster Energy Toyota 23.151 3 20 Michael McDowell Pizza Ranch Toyota 23.168 4 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com/Great Clips Chevrolet 23.219 5 42 Dylan Kwasniewski Up & Up Chevrolet 23.243 6 9 Chase[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide Series pole at Iowa, Full qualifying results for Get to Know Newton 250

Ryan Blaney won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR  Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang beat out Sam Hornish and Michael McDowell for the pole spot. In the final segment of knockout qualifying Blaney set the fast time with a lap speed of 23.148 seconds, claiming the pole at the 7/8-mile track located in Newton, IA. Last...
Via Tireball.com
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Third Practice Times: Get To Know Newton 250

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 23.236 Leader 2 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 23.476 -0.240 3 20 Michael McDowell Pizza Ranch Toyota 23.517 -0.281 4 42 Dylan Kwasniewski Up & Up Chevrolet 23.561 -0.325 5 54 Sam Hornish Jr. Monster[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Practice Times: Get To Know Newton 250

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 2 Brian Scott Smokey Mountain Snuff Chevrolet 23.366 Leader 2 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 23.393 -0.027 3 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 23.490 -0.124 4 20 Michael McDowell Pizza Ranch Toyota 23.494 -0.128 5 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell returns to JGR for Iowa race

Michael McDowell will get behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. McDowell has seven career starts at the 0.875-mile track located in Newton, IA. For the fifth time he will come to the track bearing the Pizza Ranch colors. His best finish at Iowa is a third place run in 2012. Pizza Ranch will again sponsor McDowell...
Via Tireball.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Frustrating End for Leavine Family Racing at Talladega

Michael McDowell finished in 36th-place in Sunday afternoon's Aaron's 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 95 Jordan Truck Sales (JTS) Ford Fusion was able to lead a lap on Lap 96 before his day came to a disappointing end after he was collected in an unavoidable incident on Lap 175.   McDowell recorded the best qualifying effort of his NASCAR Sprint...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Leavine Family Racing Posts Best Finish of the Season to Date at Texas Motor Speedway

Michael McDowell drove Leavine Family Racing's No. 95 Tommy Williams Drywall (TWD) Ford Fusion to a 30th-place finish in the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon. For the fourth year, the No. 95 Ford Fusion sported a TWD paint scheme at the Fort Worth, Texas facility where the Glendale, Ariz., driver started 28th in the Duck Commander...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Short Track, Long Day for Leavine Family Racing

Both pedals got a workout at Martinsville Speedway from Michael McDowell this past Sunday. The 0.526-mile track's unique shape gave the Leavine Family Racing (LFR) driver two straightaways and two very tight corners where the brakes got tested. Starting from the 32nd position, McDowell and the No. 95 Triangle Office Equipment Ford Fusion faced handling issues throughout the 500...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Long Day Made Longer by Rain

After two rain delays lasting more than five hours, Michael McDowell drove Leavine Family Racing's K-LOVE Ford to a 37th-place finish at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday night. McDowell started the scheduled 500-lap event from the 24th-position, and after the initial start was delayed nearly two hours, the No. 95 looked strong from the beginning of the race. When the competition...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Wise to Phil Parsons Racing

This piece of silly season news will not rock the NASCAR world, but Phil Parsons Racing, start-n-park extraordinaire, has hired Josh Wise.  Wise previously drove a third car for Front Row Motorsports that primarily started and parked.  Parsons' team has used the #98 over the past couple of years with Michael McDowell behind the wheel.
Via NASCAR Racing Scene
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wise Lands At Phil Parsons Racing For 2014

Josh Wise will drive for Phil Parsons Racing in 2014, after leaving Front Row Motorsports last week. He will pilot the #98 Chevrolet that was driven by Michael McDowell the past few years. The team will switch from Ford to Chevrolet for the new season.
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmie Jonson Dominates At Texas

Carl Edwards started the race off leading laps as Jimmie Johnson got hot and took over the race lead on lap 10.  The first caution though came out on lap 15 for debris.  The cars all pit except for Michael McDowell and Carl Edwards won the race off pit road. The race restarts and Carl Edwards was back leading laps.  Jimmie Johnson was getting hot again and took the race lead...
Via The Pit Stop
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

McDowell Signs With No. 95 For 2014

    Leavine Family Racing (LFR) announced Monday that Michael McDowell will drive their No. 95 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry in 2014. The team made the announcement at Texas Motor Speedway which is their home track. The contract is a single-year deal and McDowell will[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell signs to drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2014

Michael McDowell has signed to drive for Leavine Family Racing in 2014. McDowell will drive the teams No. 95 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting at the Daytona 500 in February. The team made the announcement at Texas Motor Speedway; the teams home track. Scott Speed drove for LFR earlier this year before he choose to leave, Reed Sorenson replaced him in the car...
Via Tireball.com
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

McDowell Gets Nod In Phoenix Racing #51 This Weekend

Michael McDowell is back in the Sprint Cup Series garage this weekend driving the #51 SEM Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sponsorship comes from SEM Products, Inc. who actually will begin its partnership with Phoenix Racing in 2014. “The employees at[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell to drive No. 51 car at New Hampshire

Michael McDowell will be the driver of the No. 51 car of Phoenix Racing for this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. SEM Products Inc. will sponsor the No. 51 Chevrolet SS at the 1.058 mile oval located in Loudon. McDowell, who has been running in the NSCS since 2008, has participated in 24 Sprint Cup Series events this season, earning a best finish...
Via Tireball.com
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Team Penske Continues Domination as A.J. Allmendinger WINS Inaugural Race at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH- It’s been a championship winning stretch for the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford. A.J. Allmendinger took the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford to victory lane in the inaugural Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday afternoon. The victory was the fifth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series win for the No. 22 car and eighth win in the last 15...
Via Race Review Online
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Allmendinger wins inaugural Mid-Ohio

AJ Allmendinger was so close he could almost envision coasting through his final lap and capturing the checkered flag. Then, elsewhere on the course, a car spun out and the subsequent yellow flag meant the pack would have to restart behind the pace car in a two-lap sprint to the finish. But after leading 73 of the 94 laps, he survived that last, late challenge to win the inaugural...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Allmendinger makes it look easy

The finish was tense but even with a fuel question Penske racing's AJ Allmendinger led the most laps and was never seriously challenged during the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. Joe Gibbs Racing's Michael McDowell finished 2nd and Penske teammate Sam Hornish Jr. finished 3rd. Max Papis and Brian Vickers rounded out the top five. Elliott Sadler, Marcos Ambrose...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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