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Michael McDowell (racing driver)

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Michael McDowell
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McDowell at Pocono Raceway in 2021
BornMichael Christopher McDowell
(1984-12-21) December 21, 1984 (age 36)
Glendale, Arizona
Achievements2004 Star Mazda Championship
2021 Daytona 500 Champion
Awards2007 ARCA Re/MAX Series Rookie of the Year
2003 Star Mazda Championship Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup Series career
379 races run over 14 years
Car no., teamNo. 34 (Front Row Motorsports)
2020 position23rd
Best finish23rd (2020)
First race2008 Goody's Cool Orange 500 (Martinsville)
Last race2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Loudon)
First win2021 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 17 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
94 races run over 9 years
2016 position93rd
Best finish13th (2009)
First race2007 O'Reilly Challenge (Texas)
Last race2016 Road America 180 (Road America)
First win2016 Road America 180 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 20 2
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
2009 position111th
Best finish111th (2009)
First race2007 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2009 Heluva Good! 200 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Champ Car career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish21st (2005)
First race2005 Lexmark Indy 300 (Surfers Paradise)
Last race2005 Gran Premio Telmex Tecate (Mexico City)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of April 11, 2021.

Michael Christopher McDowell (born December 21, 1984)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 34 Ford Mustang for Front Row Motorsports. He has also raced in open-wheel and sports cars.

McDowell began his career in open-wheel cars, which included competing in Formula Renault and Champ Car, and in sports cars like the Rolex Sports Car Series and 24 Hours of Daytona. He moved to stock car racing in 2006 and his first Cup Series season came in 2008, the latter of which saw him attract attention for a violent qualifying crash at Texas Motor Speedway. Much of McDowell's early Cup career was with smaller teams, particularly as a start and park driver, and he did not run every race in a season until 2017 with Leavine Family Racing. McDowell joined Front Row Motorsports in 2018 and has raced full-time for the team since. He won the 2021 Daytona 500 with FRM. He also has a win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2016.

Early career

McDowell started out his career at the age of three racing BMX bicycles. He would always win his division because there were not any other three- or four-year-olds to compete against.[citation needed] At the start of each race, someone would have to hold him in the starting gate because his feet did not reach the ground. Then, when McDowell was eight years old, he moved to karting with help from his mother Tracy, his father Bill, and his older brother Billy, who were all avid race fans. After ten years in karts, he would win not only the World Karting Association championship, but he would also take back to back undefeated International Kart Federation championships, along with 18 consecutive feature wins.

Open wheel

From karts McDowell moved into Formula Renault with World Speed Motorsports in 2002 and won the Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas, and Firebird International Raceway events in his rookies season. Moving up the ladder, McDowell would move to the Star Mazda Series in 2003. He took victories at Sebring and Road America en route to a runner-up finish in the points. McDowell won seven races in 2004 en route to winning the series championship. McDowell would be picked up by Champ Car team Rocketsports for Surfer's Paradise and Mexico City, but decided to move on in 2005 to the Grand-Am Cup Series.

Grand-Am

During his run for the Star Mazda championship, McDowell would meet businessman Rob Finlay at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, where McDowell was an instructor. McDowell and Finlay soon established a partnership, and McDowell would drive his first sports car, a Porsche 996 in the Grand-Am Cup Series for Finlay Motorsports. In 2005, McDowell would stay at Finlay, but moved up to the Rolex Sports Car Series, joining veteran Memo Gidley in a BMW powered Riley sponsored by the Make A Wish Foundation. Together, they finished sixth in the overall points and took the team's first victory at Mexico City. McDowell made history by becoming the youngest driver to stand on podium for a Grand-Am race at Barber Motorsports Park,[citation needed] and became the first driver since Mario Andretti to compete in both an open wheel race and a sports car race in the same weekend.[citation needed] McDowell would also drive the team's No. 60 BMW M3 in the Grand-Am Cup series to a podium finish at Daytona International Speedway. McDowell would stick with Finlay for 2006, and was again partnered with Gidley. The duo would improve to fourth in points despite being winless. McDowell also drove a No. 15 Ford Mustang with owner Finlay, driving the car to a win at Barber Motorsports Park. He would cap off his Grand-Am year with a second-place finish at Miller Motorsports Park.

McDowell returned to the series for the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, driving for Michael Shank Racing with drivers Jorge Goncalvez, Felipe Nasr, and Gastavo Yacamán. The four drivers would end up finishing third.[2][3]

ARCA

ARCA RE/MAX Series owner Eddie Sharp would put McDowell behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dodge for five races of the 2006 season, starting with the Governor's Cup 200 at the Milwaukee Mile, where he scored a 34th-place finish. McDowell finished in sixth place at Salem, fifth at Talladega, and fourth at Iowa. McDowell would return to ESR to run the full schedule for Rookie of the Year honors in 2007. McDowell was involved in controversy at Toledo Speedway when his ESR teammate, Ken Butler III spun him late in the race. Butler would take his first win while McDowell would rally for a top ten finish. McDowell got his first stock car win at Kentucky Speedway. He followed that up with wins at Pocono, Chicagoland, and the season finale at Toledo. Although McDowell was in contention for the ARCA Re/Max Series championship all season, he was unable to pose a serious threat to Frank Kimmel for Kimmel's ninth championship. McDowell scored a second-place finish in the points along with Rookie of the Year honors, as well as scoring nine pole positions during the season. As McDowell moved to NASCAR, his ESR ride was taken over by former Formula One driver Scott Speed.

NASCAR

2007–2008

McDowell would make his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series. Driving the No. 17 for Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, McDowell would qualify 29th and finish 30th after a late wreck. McDowell moved to the Busch Series as a developmental driver for Nextel Cup Series team Michael Waltrip Racing. Driving the No. 00 Toyota, McDowell drove at Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead, finishing respectively 20th, 14th, and 32nd.

McDowell was chosen to drive the No. 00 Cup Series car in 2008 after Dale Jarrett's retirement; David Reutimann replaced Jarrett in the No. 44 UPS-sponsored car. McDowell started 34th and finished 26th in his Sprint Cup debut, the Goody's Cool Orange 500, after a flat tire near the end of the race. After the race, he was criticized by veteran driver Jeff Burton for having blocked Burton's way to leader Denny Hamlin near the end of the race (McDowell was racing for the Lucky Dog free pass, which Burton did not realize at the time of his comments). In early August 2008, McDowell was pulled from the No. 00 Toyota Camry Sprint Cup car in favor of veteran NASCAR driver Mike Skinner for three races. Skinner helped evaluate the team's progress, while trying to get the No. 00 into the Top 35 in owner points, though McDowell returned to the ride at Richmond on September 6, 2008. McDowell was again pulled from the No. 00 Toyota Camry when he failed to qualify for the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas on September 28. McDowell's contract was not renewed by MWR for 2009, when Michael Waltrip decided not to retire and the team did not have a sponsorship for another car.

Crash at Texas Motor Speedway

Panorama of McDowell's crash in sequence at Texas Motor Speedway
Panorama of McDowell's crash in sequence at Texas Motor Speedway
McDowell's car on the tow truck after the crash
McDowell's car on the tow truck after the crash

While performing a qualifying attempt for the 2008 Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2008, McDowell had an accident that was strikingly similar to that of another racer with a road-racing background; Gordon Smiley (who died in a crash during Indianapolis 500 time trials in 1982). McDowell's right front sway bar broke entering Turn 1, which caused the car to hit the SAFER barrier almost head on at approximately 185 miles per hour (298 km/h), according to data obtained and reported by SPEED channel (185 mph to zero mph in one foot, as reported by SPEED's Bob Dillner, before accelerating in the other direction). The car spun around once while tipping onto its roof, and then barrel-rolled eight times with fire coming out of the engine compartment, shedding debris in all directions, until coming to a stop back onto its tires.[4] A large, dark impact mark was seen on the SAFER barrier, which showed how hard the car hit the barrier, which had to be repaired (the barrier moved inward when the car hit it), and as a result, qualifying for the race was delayed by an hour. The safety features of the barrier, the HANS device and the Car of Tomorrow racecar protected him.[4] Because of this, he walked away from the crash without injury, and waved to the stunned crowd.[4] Since his old car was destroyed, he had to switch to a backup car, and ended up starting at the rear of the field in the race.

2009

McDowell's 2009 No. 47 Nationwide car
McDowell's 2009 No. 47 Nationwide car

In 2009, McDowell drove a part-time schedule for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. On February 25, 2009 McDowell's first child, Trace Christopher, was born, named after Michael's late mother, Tracy. The baby boy was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and born at 7:00 a.m. McDowell next attempted the April 2009 race at Talladega for Prism Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series, as regular driver Dave Blaney had a family obligation. After JTG Daugherty Racing ran out of sponsorship support after the second race at Daytona International Speedway, it was announced that he would drive the next two races for MacDonald Motorsports. He also competed several races with Tommy Baldwin Racing in the No. 36 Toyota Camry. McDowell remained in the top 10 for most of the season. McDowell also competed in the Camping World Truck Series in 2009 for ThorSport Motorsports driving the No. 98 Chevy Silverado.

2010–2011

In 2010, McDowell started the season for Prism Motorsports. He drove the No. 55 car, then moved to the No. 46 team of Whitney Motorsports. In 2011, McDowell drove the No. 66 Toyota for HP Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. JGR also added the Bucyrus 200 at Road America to McDowell's schedule, leaving open the possibility of more races added. McDowell also drove one race for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Sprint Cup Series at Texas after NASCAR parked Kyle Busch following his actions at a Truck Series event.

2012–2013

McDowell's 2013 Sprint Cup car
McDowell's 2013 Sprint Cup car

In 2012, McDowell ran the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Nationwide Series car in select races, and competed in the Sprint Cup Series for Phil Parsons Racing (formerly HP Racing) full-time; the team secured full sponsorship for the first five races of the season.[5] It formed a partnership with Whitney Motorsports and Mike Curb to field McDowell's car, which carried the No. 98.[6]

In the 2013 Daytona 500, McDowell recorded a then-career high 9th-place finish.[7] Later in the season in the Nationwide Series, McDowell won the pole for the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio.[8] McDowell finished 2nd behind A. J. Allmendinger.[9]

2014

In October 2013, it was announced that McDowell would be moving to Leavine Family Racing's No. 95 Ford for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.[10] McDowell failed to qualify for the 2014 Daytona 500.[11] McDowell had a Sprint Cup career-best seventh-place finish in the Coke Zero 400.[12]

In the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, on lap 64, Greg Biffle came up on Ryan Newman's front bumper, turning him into the outside retaining wall. His car ricocheted off the wall into McDowell's path, and with the force of the impact, the rear end housing was snapped, causing him to get airborne. His housing was then forced into the wall. The race was red-flagged, though both drivers were unharmed.[1]

2015–2016

McDowell racing during his first NASCAR win at Road America
McDowell racing during his first NASCAR win at Road America

McDowell returned to the LFR No. 95 car for a 20-race schedule in 2015. The team merged with Circle Sport in 2016 and switched to Chevrolet, with McDowell splitting the schedule with Ty Dillon with sponsorship from Thrivent Financial, Cheerios, and WRL Contractors among others.[13] The season started with McDowell placing 15th in the 2016 Daytona 500, a best for LFR in the Great American Race. McDowell was able to get a 10th-place finish in the 2016 Coke Zero 400, his best finish of the season so far. At the end of the season at Homestead, McDowell drove the No. 59 Chevrolet after CSLFR purchased a charter from the closing Tommy Baldwin Racing. McDowell ran decent all night and towards the end, he was able to avoid the big wreck involving Championship contender Carl Edwards, and was able to get a 10th-place finish, his first non restrictor plate top 10 finish.

McDowell drove for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet in a one-race deal at Road America which got McDowell his first NASCAR victory. McDowell led the final 24 laps en route to the win.

2017

McDowell's No. 95 at Dover International Speedway in 2017
McDowell's No. 95 at Dover International Speedway in 2017

McDowell returned to Leavine Family Racing's No. 95 Chevrolet in 2017. He started the season with a 15th-place finish in the Daytona 500. At Kansas, McDowell scored a season-best 13th-place finish. At Dover, McDowell scored his third straight top-20 finish, a career first, when he finished 19th upon avoiding a last-lap crash. At Daytona for the Coke Zero 400, McDowell spent most of race towards the front and competed late for the win, as he was in second place on the last lap before ending the race with a career-best 4th-place finish, his first career top-five finish. It was also the best finishing result for Leavine Family Racing as a team.

McDowell completed 99 percent of the laps in 2017, the most among any full-time driver in the Cup Series that season, and finished a career-best 26th in the standings. It would be his final season with LFR.

2018

On September 19, 2017, Leavine announced Kasey Kahne would be replacing McDowell in the No. 95 car for the 2018 season.[14] On November 24, 2017, Front Row Motorsports announced that McDowell would drive their No. 34 car full-time in 2018, replacing Landon Cassill.[15] In the first race of the season, McDowell raced up front late and finished 9th in the 2018 Daytona 500, his fifth straight top-15 finish at Daytona (and third top ten in the last four races at the track) and tied his career-best finish in the race. McDowell would have a strong run in the 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 leading 20 laps, a career best, and would finish second in stage 2 behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Unfortunately with 7 laps to go McDowell would crash out of the race and finish 26th. McDowell would later tie his best finish in the cup series points standings of 26th after leading laps at his final race of the season in Homestead.

2019

McDowell practicing at Pocono in 2019
McDowell practicing at Pocono in 2019

In 2019, McDowell returned to the No. 34 car for Front Row Motorsports. McDowell's longtime sponsor K-Love took a year-long break from being a primary sponsor of his car. In the 2019 Daytona 500, the first race of the season, he qualified in 34th and finished in 5th, which would become his career-best finish in the Daytona 500 as well as his second best finish in a Cup Series race. After the race, 2018 champion Joey Logano confronted McDowell for not helping him win the Daytona 500, in which McDowell stated, "My team doesn't pay me to push you."[16] During qualifying for the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, McDowell had an on-track incident with Daniel Suárez, which resulted in a fight on pit road.[17]

Two days prior to the 2019 Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, McDowell was rushed to the hospital after complaining of abdominal failure. He was cleared to race after passing kidney stones during examination.[18] McDowell would go on to run up front in the 1000bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, and even had a chance to win the race being in third place on the final lap of the race, and would finish 5th, capturing his second top 5 of 2019, the first time he would have multiple top 5s in a single cup series season in his career.

2020

On December 12, 2019, Front Row Motorsports announced that McDowell would return to the No. 34 for the 2020 season.[19] McDowell started the year off with a 14th-place finish in the 2020 Daytona 500, his fifth consecutive top 15 in the Daytona 500 and his 8th top 15 in his last 9 Daytona races. McDowell would go on to qualify 3rd for the second Charlotte race due to the random draw and McDowell has boomed onto the scene since coming off of NASCAR's break. McDowell would capture an 8th-place finish at Pocono and following a DNF, a 7th-place finish at Indianapolis, marking the first time in his career he earned two top 10s two weeks in a row. McDowell would set a career best for most top 15s in a season in just 16 races with 6, and has finished higher than his qualifying efforts 15 of his 20 starts. In his first 20 starts, McDowell had more lead lap finishes than the likes of Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Jimmie Johnson, William Byron, Alex Bowman, and Ryan Blaney, finishing on the lead lap 15 of the 20 races this season.

2021

McDowell celebrating after winning the 2021 Daytona 500
McDowell celebrating after winning the 2021 Daytona 500

McDowell remained in FRM's No. 34 for a fourth year in 2021.[20]

He won the season-opening Daytona 500 after avoiding a crash involving the leaders Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski on the final lap.[21] Before his big victory, McDowell had one of the longest streaks of races before his first win; it was his first career win in his 358th career start, second only to Michael Waltrip, whose first win came in his 463rd start. He would go on to finish the first 3 races of the season inside the top 10. McDowell also nearly won at Talladega in the spring, finishing a close third behind Keselowski and Byron.

Personal life

McDowell is married to Jami and they have four children, Trace, Emma, Rylie, and Lucas.[22] McDowell is a Christian.[23]

McDowell and Justin Marks currently own a karting facility called the GoPro Motorplex, located 30 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility opened in October 2012 and is inspired by another karting track located in Parma, Italy.[24]

Images

Motorsports career results

American Open-Wheel series

(key)

Champ Car

Champ Car results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points Ref
2005 Rocketsports Racing LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO DEN MTL LVS SRF
12
MXC
11
21st 19 [25]

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Cup Series

NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NCSC Pts Ref
2008 Michael Waltrip Racing 00 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR
26
TEX
33
PHO
34
TAL
26
RCH
40
DAR
28
CLT
32
DOV
30
POC
27
MCH
37
SON
21
NHA
42
DAY
25
CHI
43
IND
34
POC
24
GLN
25
MCH BRI CAL RCH
20
NHA
27
DOV
29
KAN
DNQ
TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 40th 1466 [26]
2009 Prism Motorsports 66 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL
DNQ
RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL 52nd 326 [27]
Tommy Baldwin Racing 36 Toyota RCH
41
NHA
41
DOV
38
KAN
DNQ
CAL
40
CLT
DNQ
MAR
41
TAL TEX
41
PHO
41
HOM
43
2010 Prism Motorsports 55 Toyota DAY
33
CAL
42
LVS
42
ATL
42
BRI MAR
43
RCH
DNQ
DAR
40
DOV
42
CLT
42
POC
39
MCH SON NHA
41
DAY
DNQ
CHI
DNQ
IND
42
POC
43
GLN
42
MCH
42
BRI
43
45th 870 [28]
66 PHO
43
TEX
41
TAL
Whitney Motorsports 46 Chevy ATL
39
KAN
40
CAL
39
CLT
39
MAR
DNQ
TAL
35
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
Dodge RCH
DNQ
NHA
43
DOV
39
2011 HP Racing 66 Toyota DAY
DNQ
PHO
41
LVS
41
BRI
43
CAL
43
MAR
32
TEX
40
TAL
DNQ
RCH
40
DAR
43
DOV
43
CLT
39
KAN
41
POC
41
MCH
43
SON
30
DAY
42
KEN
41
NHA
40
IND
37
POC GLN
41
MCH BRI
39
ATL
41
RCH
39
CHI
43
NHA
37
DOV
40
KAN
39
CLT
39
TAL
40
MAR
39
TEX
QL
PHO
40
HOM
43
36th 139 [29]
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota TEX
33
2012 Phil Parsons Racing 98 Ford DAY
30
PHO
43
LVS
38
BRI
31
CAL
38
MAR
40
TEX
41
KAN
40
RCH
39
TAL
43
DAR
DNQ
CLT
36
DOV
42
POC
34
MCH
38
SON KEN
38
DAY
43
NHA
40
IND
DNQ
POC GLN
37
MCH BRI
23
ATL
DNQ
RCH
41
CHI
43
NHA
37
DOV
38
TAL
31
CLT
31
KAN
43
MAR
39
TEX
38
PHO
38
HOM
41
37th 187 [30]
2013 DAY
9
PHO LVS
43
BRI
42
CAL
42
MAR
43
TEX
43
KAN
42
RCH
41
TAL
21
DAR
42
CLT
42
DOV
42
POC
40
MCH
42
SON KEN
38
DAY
42
NHA
42
IND
32
POC
40
BRI
41
ATL
42
RCH
43
CHI
43
DOV
43
KAN
38
CLT
40
TAL
15
MAR
26
TEX
43
PHO
32
HOM
43
37th 210 [31]
Front Row Motorsports 35 Ford GLN
38
MCH
Phoenix Racing 51 Chevy NHA
30
2014 Leavine Family Racing 95 Ford DAY
DNQ
PHO
33
LVS
43
BRI
37
CAL MAR
37
TEX
30
DAR RCH
DNQ
TAL
36
KAN CLT
30
DOV POC MCH SON
24
KEN DAY
7
NHA IND
26
POC GLN
42
MCH BRI
18
ATL
DNQ
RCH CHI
32
NHA DOV KAN
35
CLT
29
TAL
41
MAR TEX
30
PHO
31
HOM
21
37th 255 [32]
2015 DAY
31
ATL
27
LVS
30
PHO CAL MAR TEX
31
BRI
22
RCH TAL
DNQ
KAN
36
CLT
30
DOV POC MCH SON
34
DAY
DNQ
KEN
DNQ
NHA IND
31
POC GLN
20
MCH BRI
31
DAR RCH
42
CHI
DNQ
NHA DOV CLT
31
KAN TAL
28
MAR TEX
34
PHO HOM
33
39th 213 [33]
2016 Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing 59 Chevy DAY
15
HOM
10
30th 500 [34]
95 ATL
33
LVS
29
PHO
26
CAL
31
MAR
24
TEX BRI
29
RCH
31
TAL
21
KAN
28
DOV
20
CLT
34
POC MCH SON
39
DAY
10
KEN NHA
39
IND
23
POC
23
GLN
17
BRI
19
MCH
31
DAR
27
RCH
12
CHI
37
NHA
26
DOV CLT
14
KAN
22
TAL
16
MAR
18
TEX
23
PHO
34
2017 Leavine Family Racing DAY
15
ATL
29
LVS
18
PHO
24
CAL
33
MAR
26
TEX
23
BRI
26
RCH
29
TAL
34
KAN
13
CLT
19
DOV
19
POC
24
MCH
23
SON
14
DAY
4
KEN
23
NHA
26
IND
18
POC
18
GLN
12
MCH
27
BRI
20
DAR
19
RCH
16
CHI
30
NHA
23
DOV
27
CLT
35
TAL
30
KAN
18
MAR
19
TEX
21
PHO
22
HOM
24
26th 542 [35]
2018 Front Row Motorsports 34 Ford DAY
9
ATL
24
LVS
37
PHO
32
CAL
26
MAR
21
TEX
14
BRI
38
RCH
31
TAL
32
DOV
22
KAN
20
CLT
18
POC
21
MCH
25
SON
21
CHI
21
DAY
26
KEN
24
NHA
26
POC
16
GLN
18
MCH
25
BRI
37
DAR
20
IND
17
LVS
29
RCH
24
CLT
18
DOV
26
TAL
40
KAN
27
MAR
25
TEX
29
PHO
16
HOM
28
26th 493 [36]
2019 DAY
5
ATL
37
LVS
30
PHO
36
CAL
24
MAR
31
TEX
15
BRI
28
RCH
36
TAL
40
DOV
24
KAN
26
CLT
22
POC
20
MCH
27
SON
25
CHI
20
DAY
13
KEN
25
NHA
17
POC
25
GLN
16
MCH
22
BRI
37
DAR
38
IND
17
LVS
24
RCH
21
CLT
12
DOV
24
TAL
5
KAN
24
MAR
23
TEX
25
PHO
30
HOM
26
27th 485 [37]
2020 DAY
14
LVS
36
CAL
22
PHO
16
DAR
23
DAR
17
CLT
18
CLT
25
BRI
14
ATL
24
MAR
14
HOM
15
TAL
18
POC
8
POC
40
IND
7
KEN
24
TEX
15
KAN
16
NHA
19
MCH
29
MCH
28
DAY
10
DOV
26
DOV
25
DAY
14
DAR
16
RCH
25
BRI
10
LVS
21
TAL
36
CLT
32
KAN
19
TEX
26
MAR
28
PHO
23
23rd 588 [38]
2021 DAY
1
DAY
8
HOM
6
LVS
17
PHO
23
ATL
19
BRI
12
MAR
31
RCH
27
TAL
3
KAN
13
DAR
27
DOV
25
COA
7
CLT
20
SON
28
NSH
16
POC
19
POC
17
ROA
30
ATL
27
NHA
25
GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO -* -* [39]
– Qualified but replaced by Josh Wise
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2010 Prism Motorsports Toyota 29 33
2011 HP Racing DNQ
2012 Phil Parsons Racing Ford 11 30
2013 38 9
2014 Leavine Family Racing Ford DNQ
2015 23 31
2016 Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 39 15
2017 Leavine Family Racing 22 15
2018 Front Row Motorsports Ford 22 9
2019 34 5
2020 26 14
2021 17 1

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts Ref
2007 Michael Waltrip Racing 00 Toyota DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX
20
PHO
14
HOM
32
94th 291 [40]
2008 DAY
27
CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV 112th 119 [41]
MSRP Motorsports 91 Chevy GLN
42
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2009 JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Toyota DAY
14
CAL
36
LVS
6
BRI
31
TEX
17
NSH
15
PHO
11
TAL
15
RCH
8
DAR
33
CLT
20
DOV
11
NSH
8
KEN
29
MLW
14
NHA
15
DAY
13
KAN
39
13th 3449 [42]
MacDonald Motorsports 81 Dodge CHI
25
GTY
32
IRP
28
Whitney Motorsports 26 Dodge IOW
8
GLN
27
MCH
17
BRI
10
RCH
19
CAL
38
96 CGV
11
ATL
35
DOV
29
KAN
DNQ
CLT
23
MEM
21
TEX
29
PHO
25
HOM
2010 MacDonald Motorsports 81 Dodge DAY
24
CAL
21
LVS
39
BRI
18
NSH
37
PHO
18
TEX
26
TAL
23
RCH
29
DAR
19
DOV
30
CLT
20
NSH
30
KEN
28
ROA
33
NHA
20
DAY
35
CHI
35
GTY
DNQ
IRP
20
IOW
13
GLN
10
MCH
28
BRI
20
CGV
37
ATL
27
RCH
37
DOV
28
KAN
19
CAL
18
CLT
26
GTY
30
TEX
36
PHO
26
HOM
DNQ
21st 2770 [43]
2011 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW
7
CLT CHI MCH ROA
12
DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP
10
IOW
9
GLN CGV
3
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 106th 01 [44]
2012 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW
3
CLT DOV ROA
2
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW
6
GLN CGV
6
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN 111th 01 [45]
20 MCH
7
SR² Motorsports 00 Toyota DOV
40
CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2013 27 DAY PHO LVS BRI
40
CAL
36
100th 01 [46]
00 TEX
DNQ
RCH
22
TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH BRI
DNQ
ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota ROA
34
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH
2
TriStar Motorsports 10 Toyota TEX
40
PHO
91 HOM
40
2014 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW
7
CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW
2
GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI 87th 01 [47]
Team Penske 22 Ford KEN
8
DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM
2016 Richard Childress Racing 2 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
1*
DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 93rd 01 [48]

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2007 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 17 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN LOW MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR
30
ATL TEX PHO HOM 117th 0 [49]
2009 ThorSport Racing 98 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA
14
LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 111th 0 [50]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts Ref
2006 Hixson Motorsports 2 Dodge DAY NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL
34
TOL DSF 40th 965 [51]
Eddie Sharp Racing CHI
38
SLM
6
TAL
5
IOW
4
2007 DAY
10
USA
18
NSH
33
SLM
3
KAN
11
WIN
22*
KEN
39
TOL
7*
IOW
2
POC
6
BLN
2*
KEN
1*
POC
1
NSH
19
ISF
2
MIL
4
GTW
3*
DSF
36
CHI
1*
SLM
3
TAL
33
TOL
1*
2nd 5455 [52]
Toyota MCH
8

24 Hours of Daytona

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2005 DP 19 United States Ten Motorsports BMW Riley DP Mexico Memo Gidley
Canada Michael Valiante
United States Jonathan Bomarito
465 42 19
2006 DP 19 United States Playboy/Uniden Racing Ford Crawford DP Mexico Memo Gidley
United States Alex Barron
716 6 6
2007 DP 19 United States Finlay Motorsports Ford Crawford DP United States Rob Finlay
Canada Michael Valiante
United States Bobby Labonte
627 10 DNF 10 DNF
2008 DP 09 United States Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Fabcar DP United States Guy Cosmo
Canada Marc-Antoine Camirand
652 15 10
2011 DP 6 United States Michael Shank Racing Ford Dallara DP United States A. J. Allmendinger
United Kingdom Justin Wilson
719 7 7
2012 DP 6 United States Michael Shank Racing Ford Dallara DP Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez
Brazil Felipe Nasr
Colombia Gustavo Yacamán
761 3 3

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External links

Achievements
Preceded by
Denny Hamlin
Daytona 500 Winner
2021
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Luis Schiavo
Star Mazda Championship Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Raphael Matos
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