Race Preview: Richmond International Raceway
Leavine Family Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series History at Richmond International Raceway ... Team owner Bob Leavine has two starts at Richmond International Raceway. Leavine Family Racing finished 43rd at the Richmond, Va., facility in April 2012, and placed 42nd in September 2013.
LFR's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series History ... Since entering the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2011, the Concord, N.C.-based organization has logged 44 starts, with one top-10 finish, an average starting position of 33.4, and an average finishing position of 36.5.
Follow Leavine Family Racing on Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit Leavine Family Racing's Twitter page - @LeavineFamily95 and Facebook page – Facebook.com/LeavineFamilyRacing. Also, follow Michael McDowell on his personal Twitter page - @Mc_Driver, and “Like” Michael McDowell on his official Facebook page at Facebook.com/MichaelMcdowell.
Catch the Action ... The Toyota Owners 400 will be broadcast live on FOX on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with the pre-race show. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford Fusion
This Week's Leavine Family Racing Ford Fusion at Richmond International Raceway ... Michael McDowell will pilot Chassis No. PRS-839 in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. McDowell drove this LFR-prepared Ford Fusion to a 33rd-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16 where he finished 37th, as well as driving it on March 16 at Martinsville Speedway with a qualifying effort of 32nd and finishing 37th.
McDowell in the Old Dominion ... Although this weekend marks McDowell's first Richmond International Raceway appearance for Leavine Family Racing, the Glendale, Ariz., driver has made nine other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 3/4 -mile track. He earned a career-best 20th-place finish at the track in September 2008. In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the track, he finished a career-best eighth place in May 2009.
The Lone Star ... The No. 95 Ford Fusion team will sport red, white and blue colors this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, with a single (lone) star, the Texas Star, adorning the hood. For Leavine Family Racing the “lone star” is a symbol of the team’s independent spirit, its solidarity with fans, and a tribute to Leavine Family Racing’s Texas origins.
Michael McDowell Quote:
“Racing under the lights at Richmond International Raceway is always exciting. Richmond has always been one of my favorite tracks and our No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team is looking forward to a strong weekend.”