After a less than impressive 27th place finish last weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing are looking for a surge forward Saturday evening in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Despite getting spun out with 5 laps to go in last weekend’s Pure Michigan 400, McDowell was still finished the race 27th. McDowell also keep his title of driver with the most completed laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS).
During their first trip Bristol in 2017, the LFR team struggled to keep the No. 95 the lead lap, finishing just one place better than last week’s race at 26th. The single car team though said they were able to determine the issue that kept them from breaking into the top 20 last time out at Bristol. They look to improve on their best finish of 18th at the half-mile short track this weekend.
McDowell noted the team struggled at the Spring Bristol race, but has faith things will improve Saturday night.
“It’s always a track we look forward to going to, and we’ve had good success over the years there,” he said.
“The good thing is, even though we struggled there last time, when we got back to the shop, we figured out why, so we have a plan. Anything can happen at Bristol, so we could potentially have a really good night there.
LFR also announced last week their partnership with Wipes.com, as they launch their new product line “Pit Wipes”, a disposable washcloth targeted for outdoor and active lifestyles.
McDowell’s No. 95 Chevrolet SS will sport Wipes.com colors as its primary sponsor during this weekend’s Bristol on-track activities, culminating in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, August 19 at 7:30pm ET. The race will be broadcast on NBC.