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NSCS: Toyota / Save Mart 350 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to California for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at the Sonoma Raceway. The event, which is the first of two road course events of the year, marks the 16th race of the season for the series. Carl Edwards comes into the weekend as the defending race winner. The entry list features 44 drivers and will send one driver home after qualifying on Saturday...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

McDowell To Run 5K in Sonoma Supporting 3Strands Global

In addition to racing more than 200 miles at Sonoma Raceway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, June 28, Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 K-LOVE Radio Ford Fusion will run in a 5K the day prior to support 3Strands Global, a non-profit that focuses on raising awareness and funds to address the issue of human trafficking.  “I met with 3Strands founder Ken Peterson...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thrivent Online Game Benefits Habitat For Humanity

Through a new interactive game introduced today by Thrivent Racing, fans not only have the chance to win prizes, they also can be part of a $95,000 donation from Thrivent Financial to Habitat for Humanity. Plus, just by playing,they will also be entered into a grand prize drawing for a VIP trip for two to the championship race weekend on Nov. 22 in Homestead, Fla. Thrivent Racing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: High School Students Take An Inside Look At NASCAR with Camp 95

CONCORD, N.C. (June 17, 2015) – Leavine Family Racing kicked off the start of summer by holding the debut session of Camp 95, a summer camp program designed to give high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the world of NASCAR. The camp, attended by 19 students, was held on Tuesday, June 16 at Roush Yates Engines and offered campers an in-depth exploration of the career...
Via On Pit Road
15 days ago  |  Discuss

High School Students Take An Inside Look At NASCAR with Camp 95

Leavine Family Racing kicked off the start of summer by holding the debut session of Camp 95, a summer camp program designed to give high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the world of NASCAR. The camp, attended by 19 students, was held on Tuesday, June 16 at Roush Yates Engines and offered campers an in-depth exploration of the career options available in racing.   ...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Power Forward Enjoying his Time at the Race Track

Growing up in Indiana, Cody Zeller always had an interest in racing.  He wanted to attend the Indianapolis 500, but as an aspiring NBA basketball player, the annual event never matched with an open weekend on his schedule.Now, living in Charlotte and playing for the Hornets, Zeller has been able to attend two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a guest...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Leavine Family Racing hopes to return to shop hit by fire

Leavine Family Racing is one of the smaller teams in the Sprint Cup Series, but when a fire hit their race shop Friday morning in Concord, North Carolina, the NASCAR community came out in full force to offer their support. Team vice president Jeremy Lange told FOXSports.com Monday afternoon things have been "chaotic" since the fire broke out at the rear of the race shop on Friday...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sights & Sounds: SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway

Editor's note: Scroll down for updates... Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!  The cartoon character and his friends have made their way to Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Ty Dillon, Michael McDowell and Casey Mears all have SpongeBob characters on their cars for Saturday night's race, and...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fire damages race shop of Leavine Family Racing

A fire which started around 7 am damaged the race shop of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Leavine Family Racing. Leavine Family Racing released a statement saying that there were no injuries and that the cause of the fire was not yet determined. “We can confirm there was was a fire at our Concord, NC shop,” the team said. “Luckily no one was injured. We are working with the...
Via Tireball.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fire wipes out 4 backup cars for Leavine Family Racing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) A fire that broke out at Leavine Family Racing's facility in North Carolina early Friday damaged four backup cars, including one that the team uses on road courses. The team, which fields the No. 95 Ford for Michael McDowell, had arrived at Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race when it received word that a fire had broken out in the back of...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fire at Leavine Family Racing leaves 'significant damage' to team shop

Fire struck the Leavine Family Racing shop in Concord, North Carolina, resulting in what the team called significant damage. The fire broke out in the shop around 7 a.m. local time Friday morning.   The team fields the No. 95 Ford Fusion for driver Michael McDowell. The Leavine road team is already at Kansas Speedway, where it will compete in Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Nickelodean Announces Four Driver Partnerships Ahead of SpongeBob SquarePants 400

Next weekend at Kansas Speedway, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends will take center stage as the Sprint Cup Series competitors will compete in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400. Four of the drivers will have SpongeBob and his friends featured on their cars. Greg Biffle will feature Patrick Star on his No. 16 Cheez-It Ford Fusion, Michael McDowell will feature Larry the Lobster on...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Nickelodeon Announces Driver Lineup for Kansas

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will take over Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 weekend, May 8-9. The world’s most famous sponge and his Bikini Bottom friends will take an adventurous ride on the cars of four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, all vying to win the coveted SpongeBob SquarePants 400 trophy. The SpongeBob SquarePants 400 will feature...
Via On Pit Road
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nickelodeon Announces Driver Lineup for SpongeBob SquarePants 400; Bubba Wallace to Race SpongeBob Car at Talladega

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will take over Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 weekend, May 8-9. The world’s most famous sponge and his Bikini Bottom friends will take an adventurous ride on the cars of four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, all vying to win the coveted SpongeBob SquarePants 400 trophy.   The SpongeBob SquarePants 400, which...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

McDowell & No. 95 Team Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity through Thrivent Builds Repairs program

NASCAR driver Michael McDowell joined Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to help a Hickory homeowner upgrade her home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs. Community volunteers, Thrivent Financial representative Paul Henry and McDowell and his racing team came together yesterday to install an accessible ramp...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: LEAVINE FAMILY RACING SPONSOR, K-LOVE RADIO, LAUNCHES DIGITAL RACING GAME

Long-Time Partner of Michael McDowell Provides New Platform for Fans & Families CONCORD, N.C. (March 24, 2015) – Through its partnership with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing, K-LOVE Radio has launched a digital racing game featuring the No. 95 Ford. The K-LOVE RACING game is an interactive game that features live action play along...
Via On Pit Road
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

K-LOVE Launches Digital Racing Game

Through its partnership with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing, K-LOVE Radio has launched a digital racing game featuring the No. 95 Ford. The K-LOVE RACING game is an interactive game that features live action play along with educational “pit stops” where players answer questions to improve their race car performance.  Correct answers...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Tony Stewart’s Horrid Start to the 2015 Season Continues at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ- Cole Whitt, Michael McDowell, David Gilliland, Justin Allgaier, Brett Moffitt and Michael Annett. Those six names all have something in common – they’re all ahead of Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint...
Via Race Review Online
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Solid start to 2015 season for Leavine Family Racing

Leavine Family Racing has secured two team-best finishes in the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.  The No. 95 Ford, driven by Michael McDowell, secured a 27th place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway and a 30th place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, showing progress for the team, which is only in its fifth year of existence. “Last year at this time...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Motor Speedway ready for fan-friendly open test

NASCAR fans will have the chance to see some of the sport's biggest names take to the track Wednesday, as well as get special ticket offers and an autograph from NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson as part of "NASCAR Test Fest" at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Grandstand admission is free for fans to watch more than a dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams participate in a one-day open...
Via Fox Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Motor Speedway Post-Race Report by Steve Barkdoll of Leavine Family Racing

Every time you go to Atlanta the weather is a concern and it was no different this time.  You just worry about how the track will change.  Everyone really wanted to get that race in.  With the trip out to Vegas the next week, time was not a luxury.  When I spoke with Michael (McDowell, driver) and Wally (Rogers, crew chief) in the morning, they were happy.  They had a good...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Leavine Family Racing looking for strong finish at Atlanta

Leavine Family Racing is looking for their first great run at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend in the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500.  Last year, the team failed to make the race and in 2013 Scott Speed finished in 43rd position. Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion, has competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway four times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cinderella stories: Six drivers race their way into 500 in Duel No. 1

A Budweiser Duel race is often full of drama and disappointment -- but for six drivers, Thursday's first qualifying race was a bit of a Cinderella story. Needing to race their way into the Daytona 500, Landon Cassill, Cole Whitt, Michael McDowell, J.J. Yeley, Michael Annett and Ty Dillon each did what they needed to do to secure a spot in the 43-car field that will take the green...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Budweiser Duel No. 1 at Daytona Lives Up to the Hype

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Since NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying ended on Sunday, all eyes were focused on Thursday’s running of the Budweiser Duels and the first of the two qualifying races certainly lived up to the hype with an array of storylines coming out of the 150 mile event. One of the biggest stories after qualifying last weekend was the penalty incurred by Dale Earnhardt...
Via Rubbings Racing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Is Michael McDowell the Biggest Sleeper for Daytona 500 Pole?

Daytona Beach, Fla- The last two pole winners at the Daytona International Speedway for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition have been surprises. In qualifying for last year’s Daytona 500, Austin Dillon won the pole for the biggest race of the season in his first race of his rookie campaign. When the series returned in July, … Continue reading NASCAR: Is Michael McDowell the...
Via Race Review Online
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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