MICHAEL MCDOWELL NEWS

Richard Childress Racing to follow up stalwart showing at Monster Mile

Heading into last Saturday’s race at Kentucky Speedway, Chase Elliott, Michael McDowell and Sam Hornish Jr. garnered most of the NASCAR Nationwide Series headlines. The Richard Childress Racing team stole the show. RCR drivers Brendan Gaughan, Brian Scott and Ty Dillon swept the top three positions, respectively, and Cale Conley finished sixth to cap off a stalwart showing at the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain or shine? Should NASCAR race even when a road course gets wet?

In this week's edition of Bump 'n' Run, FOX Sports colleagues Jared Turner, Jay Pennell and Joe Menzer debate the hottest NASCAR topics of the week. 1. NASCAR announced a number of rules changes on Tuesday, including elimination of preseason testing at Daytona and the fact that they will attempt to have the Sprint Cup Series race in the rain on road courses -- if it rains...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Preview

The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) travels to Kentucky Speedway for their final stand-alone race of the season.  Last year’s race produced a first-time winner in Ryan Blaney. Saturday night’s race could see another driver tasting victory for the first time in NNS.  The No. 22 team won last year’s race, but this time around with Michael McDowell behind the wheel.  McDowell...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar faces Hornish and McDowell return to action with owner points title implications

Seven races remain on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and the owner points championship looks to be a two-horse race as the season unwinds. Currently, the No. 22 Team Penske Ford occupies the top of the standings with a 15-point lead over the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. With their typical drivers focused on the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in New Hampshire or points...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Case Update And More News

The Ontario County D.A. has come out to say that Kevin Ward Jr. case is going to go in front of a grand jury. The Motorsports Group is going to attempt the Sprint Cup series in 2015 with the #30 car. Michael McDowell is going to have his shot this Saturday in the #22 Nationwide Series car.
Via The Pit Stop
14 days ago  |  Discuss

McDowell Drives Thrivent Ford Fusion to 32nd Place Finish

The Chicagoland Speedway race proved to be a challenging one for Leavine Family Racing and Michael McDowell.  Going into the race weekend, the team had set its sights on a Top-25 finish in the MyAFibStory.com 400, but with a non-responsive race car the team had to work hard throughout the entire race in order to secure the best finish the car was capable of. “This was a long,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: McDowell to Race for Team Penske at Kentucky

JOPLIN, Mo. — Team Penske announced Wednesday morning that Michael McDowell will get behind the wheel of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford at the Kentucky Speedway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will head to the 1.5 mile oval on September 20th for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. McDowell has two starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season coming at the Iowa Speedway with Joe Gibbs...
Via Rubbings Racing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chasing The Underdogs: Michael McDowell Perseveres For Solid 18th-Place Finish

Michael McDowell has had a roller coaster season in his first year with Leavine Family Racing. The team failed to qualify for the season-opening Daytona 500, but then when the series returned to the 2.5-mile superspeedway in July, McDowell recorded just his second-ever top-10 finish in Sprint Cup Series competition. A few weeks ago at Watkins Glen, McDowell was in the middle of a...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing Make Team History at Bristol

It was scheduled to be a big race weekend for Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing as Thrivent Financial joined as a new primary sponsor for the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  But, no one expected to make team history. Following 500 laps of hard-fought short track racing, McDowell drove the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford to an 18th place finish -- a track...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to be features on McDowell and Chriss Buescher car at Atlanta

Atlanta Motor Speedway will be featuring the Mutant Ninja Turtles this weekend, Leavine Family Racing will also have the Mutant Teenage Turtles on the #95 of Michael McDowell for the Sprint Cup Race, and the Nationwide #60 of Chris Buescher will also have the paint scheme. The Atlanta Motor Speedway will welcome Nickelodeon's iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) for its...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ninja Turtles to be featured on cars of Michael McDowell and Chris Buescher

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are invading Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo will be featured on the cars of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell and Nationwide Series driver Chris Buescher. McDowell will drive the No. 95 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Ford Fusion for Leavine Family Racing...
Via Tireball.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thrivent Financial Joins LFR as Primary Sponsor of the No. 95

Not only is it one of the most anticipated races of the season for NASCAR race fans, but Leavine Family Racing and Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion, are also eager to return to Bristol Motor Speedway for the IRWIN Tools Night Race this Saturday, Aug. 23. McDowell and the No. 95 team had a very strong run during the spring Bristol race that ended...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Wild Watkins Glen wreck frame-by-frame

Watch the carnage unfold frame by frame as Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell suffer a high-speed collision during Sunday's race at Watkins Glen.
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Accident brings attention to safety

During a stoppage after a spectacular wreck sent Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell into Armco barriers on either side of the short straight between Turns 5 and 6 at Watkins Glen, drivers expressed concern over the guard rails in common use at the Glen. But drivers weren’t in agreement as to what sorts of barriers might be preferable. Watkins Glen has made a number of safety enhancements...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Safety At The Forefront Again Following Vicious Watkins Glen Crash

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – For as long as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Watkins Glen International, safety on the road course has come up time and time again with the breakneck speeds and narrow confines of the track and Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen saw the safety conversation rear its head once more following a vicious crash on lap 56 of the 90...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

This Will Stop A Race Cold

((HT: FoxSportsWorld/NASCAR))The stock cars are at Watkins Glen going 355 miles before they're done...But, this put a halt to the action on Lap 57Thankfully, both Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell both got out of their cars after a little cleaning up, but the race and the track are still looking at over 30 laps to go when the red flag is pulled back from the tower...As of 4:05...
Via Online Sports Guys
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Horrifying Crash Involving Ryan Newman Brings Out Red Flag At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - On lap 56 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International all hell broke loose. Greg Biffle slipped slightly off track just in front of Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet. When Biffle corrected his car back onto the racing surface, he had slowed slightly and he knocked Newman, who was running just behind him sideways. Newman spun and...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive wreck leads to lengthy red-flag delay at Watkins Glen

A massive incident during Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen collected Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell, damaging the guardrail and bringing out the red flag on Lap 56. The incident occurred when Greg Biffle got off track exiting the carousel just ahead of Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet. As Biffle gathered his car up, Newman had no place to go and his car spun hard into the inside...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Newman and McDowell crash hard at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell have crashed hard in the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International, causing a stoppage just past the midpoint of the 90-lap race. The violent wreck Sunday occurred coming out of a sweeping right turn leading to the backstretch on the 2.45-mile road course. Greg Biffle clipped the rear end of Newman's No. 31, setting...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell wreck at Watkins Glen

Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell involved in violent crash at Watkins Glen

Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell were two cars who received severe damage in a crash on lap 57 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday during the running of the Cheez-It 355. Newman’s car made contact with the back of Greg Biffle’s and hit a wall and tire barrier between turns five and six. Once the No. 31 car came back across the track it was hit by McDowell’s No. 95 Ford...
Via Tireball.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowski Dominates, Wins at Iowa

In the twentieth race of the thirty three race long Nationwide series, Brad Keselowski dominated a field of Nationwide drivers to win his third race at Iowa Speedway. Brad Keselowski was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Michael McDowell and Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne. The U.S. Cellular 250 started off with pole winner Trevor Bayne taking and making an early lead with...
Via On Pit Road
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: McDowell Making The Most of Limited Opportunity

NEWTON, Iowa — Michael McDowell piloted the No. 20 Pizza Ranch Toyota in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.  It was only his second time behind the wheel of a Nationwide Series car in 2014, with the other start also coming at Iowa in May. Rolling off from the fifth position, McDowell ran inside the top-five throughout the majority of...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski wins Nationwide Series race at Iowa, full US Cellular 250 results

Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 22 Ford Mustang finished ahead of Michael McDowell and Trevor Bayne to capture the win at the 7/8 mile track. Trevor Bayne began the US Cellular 250 on the pole but it was not long before Sprint Cup Series regular Keselowski showed he had the car to beat. Nationwide Series...
Via Tireball.com
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Martin, Toyota, And More News

Toyota is working on a new Camry for the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Mark Martin has been  hired by Roush Fenway Racing as a driver development coach. David Ragan is going to have Farm Rich as s sponsor at Atlanta. Michael McDowell will be in the #20 Nationwide Series car this Saturday night at Iowa.
Via The Pit Stop
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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