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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
14 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Race Preview Martinsville

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move to the Martinsville Speedway for stop six on the 2014 race schedule. This will be the 65th annual STP 500 and will serve as the first of two races scheduled to run at the half-mile this year. Entry list: A total of 44 drivers is featured on this weekend’s entry list and will mean that one car will go home following qualifying...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
27 days ago  |  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

AJ Allmendinger wins at Mid-Ohio, full results for Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

AJ Allmendinger won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio. He finished ahead of pole sitter Michael McDowell in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. The first NASAR race at the 2.4 mile track featured all the off track action that fans have grown to be accustomed to at road courses. Sam Hornish now holds a 13 point lead in the Nationwide point standings over Elliott...
Via Tireball.com
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Allmendinger Gets Second Win This Season

For the first time ever the Nationwide Series went to Mid-Ohio for 200 miles of road course racing.  Michael McDowell picked off the poll for the inaugural event.  Going to the back of the field was Austin Dillion and Marcos Ambrose. "Awesome being in my home state of Ohio," said Sam Hornish Jr. "I want to win the race," said A.J. Allmendinger. ...
Via The Pit Stop
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

McDowell on pole for Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio

Michael McDowell has won the pole for the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. McDowell had a lap speed of 96.243 around the twisting, 13-turn road course. He edged A.J. Almendinger, who'll start second, with Owen Kelly third. Rounding out the top 10 on the grid are Kyle Larson, Nelson Piquet Jr., Regan Smith, Brian Vickers, Sam Hornish...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 From Mid-Ohio Starting Lineup

Michael McDowell won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio with a time of 84.450 seconds. AJ Allmendinger, Owen Kelly, Kyle Larson, and Nelson Piquet, Jr. round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are TJ Bell, Dexter Stacey, and Tim Cowen. The event will be live on ESPN at 2:30 PM EST. Pos #...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mid-Ohio: NASCAR Nationwide Series starting lineup, green flag and info for Childrens Hospital 200

The NASCAR Nationwide Series makes it first trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the running of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. Michael McDowell qualified on the pole for the inaugural Nationwide Series race at the 15 turn track in Lexington, Ohio which measures 2.4 miles around. Austin Dillon who holds a three point lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings...
Via Tireball.com
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell on pole for Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio, full qualifying results

Michael McDowell won the pole for the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 will be run at the 15 turn road course which measures 2.4 miles around. Coverage of the race will air on ESPN beginning at 2:30 pm ET while the green flag will drop at 2:49 pm ET. STANDINGS: Nationwide Series Qualifying...
Via Tireball.com
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio Second Practice Times

AJ Allmendinger led the way with a lap of 85.074 seconds in the second practice for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio. Rounding out the top five was Parker Kligerman, Owen Kelly, Michael McDowell, and Sam Hornish, Jr. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 22 AJ Allmendinger Discount Tire Ford 85.074 Leader 2 77 Parker Kligerman Bandit Chippers Toyota...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio First Practice Times

Michael McDowell led the way with a lap of 85.699 seconds in the first practice for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio. Rounding out the top five was Sam Hornish, Jr., Max Papis, Owen Kelly, and Nelson Piquet, Jr. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 18 Michael McDowell K-Love Toyota 85.699 Leader 2 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Ford 85.855...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Track Bar Ruins McDowell’s Opportunity

Michael McDowell was just biding his time in the first segment of the race content with running 12th or 13th. He had been quick all weekend long at Watkins Glen International, host of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, so he wasn’t worried about making his move too quickly. We were just biding our time.  Our goal in that first run was to just save fuel and open up our window...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup LIVE UPDATES from Watkins Glen for Cheez-It 355

Welcome to Tireball Sports LIVE COVERAGE of the Cheeze-It 355 at Watkins Glen. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at the 11 turn track in Watkins Glen NY which measures 2.45 miles a lap for 90 laps of action today. NASCAR’s Live Leader Board Live Coverage of Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen Lap 35 - Michael McDowell sees his solid day go to the wayside with what appears to be a track...
Via Tireball.com
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheez-It 355 At The from Watkins Glen Final Practice Times

Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 68.693 seconds in the final practice for the Cheez-It 355 At The from Watkins Glen. Rounding out the top five was Michael McDowell, Clint Bowyer, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Brad Keselowski. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 99 Carl Edwards Kellogg’s/Cheez-It Ford 68.693 Leader 2 35 Michael McDowell Dockside Logistics Ford 69.284...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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