Love’s Travel Stops To Sponsor McDowell For 18 Races In 2018, Finley Named Crew Chief

The Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports partnership will extend into a sixth season in 2018. The familiar yellow and red Love’s paint scheme will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion for 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with driver Michael McDowell. The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company will adorn the No. 34 for a half-season schedule that includes the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at the company’s home track of Texas Motor Speedway, the Bristol Night Race and the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend. 

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Front Row Motosports Pairs McDowell and Ragan For 2018 Cup Season, Expands Ford Partnership

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 Michael McDowell to the driver roster. The 2018 season will mark Front Row Motorsports’ ninth with Ford Performance, the team’s manufacturing partner since expanding to a multi-car organization in 2010. The agreement will include an expanded technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Crash Filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. backed up his Talladega triumph back in May with a late race pass on David Ragan in overtime, en route to winning Saturday night’s crash filled Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse, restarted the race tonight third, and used a late race push to get the lead in Turn 3 on the second to last lap and never looked back for his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Both have happened this year, both also on restrictor plate tracks.…

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Michael McDowell Returns to Leavine Family No. 95 Chevrolet for 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Season

Leavine Family Racing announced this morning that Michael McDowell will return to the team for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. McDowell, will drive the No. 95 Chevrolet SS and will be the primary driver for LFR in all 36 races this season., Also, the team purchased Tommy Baldwin Racing’s Charter from 2015, which means McDowell and LFR will be Chase eligible for the first time since its inception in 2011. Additionally, Todd Parrott was announced as McDowell’s crew chief for the 2017 season. Parrott, who took on the crew chief responsibilities for…

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Michael McDowell Nabs X-Finity Series Win in Road America

Michael McDowell fought the lead away from pole sitter Alex Tagliani near the midway point of Saturday’s NASCAR X-Finity Series race at the Road America road course in Wisconsin, and never looked back en route to his first career NASCAR victory in 94 career X-Finity Series stars. McDowell had to endure two late race restars inside of seven laps-to-go, including in overtime, but it didn’t faze him, as he led 24 of the 48 laps in his No. 2 Chevrolet in today’s Road America 180 powered by Johnsonville. The Richard…

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Alex Tagliani Wins the Pole for Saturday’s X-Finity Series Race at Road America

Alex Tagliani may be making his first start of the 2016 NASCAR X-Finity Series season, but it didn’t stop him from picking up where he left off in his last start at Mid-Ohio in 2015. Tagliani, started on the pole in that race and was one corner away from winning his first career NASCAR race. Instead, Regan Smith bumped him out of the way in the last turn in August of 2015 leaving Tagliani to a second place effort. This weekend, the Team Penske driver isn’t going to allow anyone…

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