“It means a lot. I think we’re honing in on it,” Michael McDowell has high hopes for the Cup Series race at Road America

“It means a lot. I think we’re honing in on it,” Michael McDowell has high hopes for the Cup Series race at Road America

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell drives the No.34 Ford Mustang for Front Row Motorsports as a full-time contender in the NASCAR Cup Series and he also took part in other racing series which involve open-wheel cars and sports cars such as Formula Renault and the 24 Hours of Daytona and is really looking forward to racing at the Road America road course event which will be the third such event after the first two at Circuit of The Americas and Sonoma Raceway being dominated by Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez in their No’s. 1 and 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s respectively.

Michael McDowell finished 30th at the 4-mile track where Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports emerged victorious McDowell has many hopes as he returns to this track after having a pretty successful history at this track in the Xfinity Series with five starts and he finished in P34, P12, and his best being a P2 in 2010, he is highly anticipating a good finish this season because he is in dire need of a win after posting six top 10s to secure a playoff spot.

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“Obviously Sonoma going well gives us a lot of confidence going there,” Michael McDowell seems confident about Road America after having a good race at Sonoma

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Michael McDowell celebrates his 2021 Daytona 500 win

Michael McDowell will be going to run at Road America in the Cup Series for the second time and he is all set for having the race of his life as he says that since this season has gone comparatively better than the others in the past few weeks, he is now looking forward to the race after acquiring a P3 at Sonoma which was more like a confidence booster and he is also aware that running and finishing in the upper 20s doesn’t really help when you want to win a race and says that Cup Series is too strenuous for that.

“It means a lot. I think that more than anything the excitement is there just based on the season and how well the season has gone, and obviously Sonoma going well gives us a lot of confidence going there. I’ve tried to explain it in the past, and I don’t know if I’ve done a good enough job, but when you run full-time if you’re running 25th every weekend, you’re not gonna just go to a road course and win. It just doesn’t happen. The Cup Series is way too difficult for that,” said Michael McDowell.

He further added by saying that the drivers now are really skilled and talented to let something like that just go away and he feels like having a chance at emerging victorious because of how he has been able to achieve top 10 runs late in the past few weeks and it also appears to him that they are improving with every race and also applauded the team’s work and concluded by saying that he is aware of all the factors that need to go well to win and hopes that he does.

“The teams are too good. We feel like we’re close to that now and so I think for the first time we always circle road courses as these could be our best races, where now we’re running top 10 regularly and so these need to be top-fives and a chance at winning, so we feel like we could do that this weekend and that we’re close to having all the bits and pieces as a team and chemistry with pit stops and everything it takes to execute. I think we’re honing in on it, so we’ll see what happens,” concluded Michael McDowell.

With Michael McDowell currently standing 21st in the points table, he can still potentially get into the playoffs if he secures a victory in one of the very few regular-season races left.

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