Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell
48-Year-Old Driver
Front Row Motorsports
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
SPRINT
Points
344
Starts
24
Wins
0
Poles
0
Top5
0
Top10
1
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The journeyman driver makes the switch from Leavine Family Racing to Front Row Motorsports in 2018. McDowell posted good numbers with the No. 95 team last season. The veteran driver nabbed one Top-10 finish at Daytona in July, and collected a total of five Top-15 finishe... read more
The journeyman driver makes the switch from Leavine Family Racing to Front Row Motorsports in 2018. McDowell posted good numbers with the No. 95 team last season. The veteran driver nabbed one Top-10 finish at Daytona in July, and collected a total of five Top-15 finishes throughout the season. It led to a career-best points finish of 26th-place and a career-best average finish of 22.2 for the season. The move from LFR to FRM is more of a lateral move at best in terms of personnel and equipment, so the talent should be able to fetch similar results in the upcoming season. McDowell and his new No. 34 Ford team will be one of the more interesting outcomes/pairings of the new season. At the time of this writing his crew chief has still not been named, and that news could impact his potential more than any other variable.
Car: No. 34 Ford   Crew Chief: Derrick Finley   
Ninth-Place at Daytona
NASCAR Cup
February 19, 2018
McDowell started 22nd on the grid for Sunday's Great American Race. He'd see this battle all the way through to the end, bringing his No. 34 Ford home in ninth-place in the season-opening Daytona 500, teamfrm.com reports.
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  1. Michael McDowell 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Michael McDowell 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The driver in the lower tier of the Monster Energy Cup Series that made the most gains was by far McDowell. Even though he only competed in 31 of the 36 races, he guided the Leavine Family Racing team to two Top-10 finishes, his career-best 24.5 average finish and a 30th-place effort in the driver standings. More often times than not, McDowell was finishing on the lead lap and in or near the Top 20. That's an incredible improvement over where this team had been finishing as a part-time race team in the recent past. So the move to full-time racing for the No. 95 Chevrolet team was an unquestionable success. McDowell returns to this small team in 2017 and for a full slate of races. It's expected that he'll be reunited with veteran crew chief Todd Parrott and the two will continue on what they built last season.
  3. Michael McDowell 2014 Preseason Outlook
    McDowell returns for another part-time effort for the Leavine Family Racing team in 2016. He will attempt at least 26 events with this race team. Circle Sport Racing and Leavine Family Racing merge this season to bolster equipment/sponsorship and team changes from Ford to Chevrolet.
  4. Michael McDowell 2008 Preseason Outlook
    The 28-year-old McDowell will return for his sixth season of Sprint Cup Series action in 2013. He will return to the No. 98 team that he spent all of last season with. Team owner Mike Curb merged his team over the off-season and has now become Phil Parsons Racing. McDowell’s efforts were mostly of the start-and-park variety last year, and unfortunately we don’t see that changing right away in the upcoming season. This team will need major sponsorship and funding to develop before McDowell can be a serious competitor in NASCAR’s top division.
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Ninth-Place at Daytona
NASCAR Cup
February 19, 2018
McDowell started 22nd on the grid for Sunday's Great American Race. He'd see this battle all the way through to the end, bringing his No. 34 Ford home in ninth-place in the season-opening Daytona 500, teamfrm.com reports.
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Sponsor Staying with McDowell
NASCAR Cup
January 23, 2018
K-LOVE Radio will join McDowell in his move to Front Row Motorsports, partnering with the No. 34 Ford team for five races in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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Gets New Crew Chief
NASCAR Cup
January 22, 2018
Derrick Finley will serve as the crew chief for Michael McDowell during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com reports.
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Signs with Front Row Motorsports
NASCAR Cup
December 14, 2017
Front Row Motorsports will step up its two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series program in 2018 with an elevated partnership with Ford Performance. The Bob Jenkins-owned team will put experience behind the wheel of its Fords, re-signing veteran David Ragan and adding free agent McDowell to the driver roster, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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Top-5 Finish at Daytona
NASCAR Cup
July 2, 2017
McDowell finished fourth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night.
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