“It’s been a great day. We unloaded pretty close,” Michael McDowell seems content with his performance in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 qualifier

“It’s been a great day. We unloaded pretty close,” Michael McDowell seems content with his performance in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 qualifier

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell who sports the No.34 Ford Mustang for the Front Row Motorsports team competing full-time in the Cup Series is pretty elated for his race at the historic Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after posting a P10 finish in the qualifier and is really looking forward to a great race this weekend. He has had a season with a mixed bag of finishes with just four top 10s and two top 15s with all his other outings ending with a finish above the 20th place

With his recent P10 at the qualifier for the Coca-Cola 600, he really seems to have given the push to go and win what is known to be the sport’s longest race by far. As a part of the Memorial Day Weekend at NASCAR, he will be honoring Captain Eugene William Kimmel who died in battle sustaining wounds in the Vietnam war in 1968.

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“I feel really good about it. I was optimistic in that second round,” says Michael McDowell as he acquires a P10 start for the Coca-Cola 600

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Michael McDowell’s No.34 Mustang on the Texas Motor Speedway

Michael McDowell was pretty delighted with his qualifying finish and he went on to say that it has been an amazing day for him as he got quite close to a better position and was impressed by the quickness he could achieve with his car and was glad to have had a great run in the qualifier with the conditions of the race.

“It’s been a great day. We unloaded pretty close. The FR8 Auctions Ford was pretty quick. We were a little bit free in both runs there in qualifying, but we thought in race trim and in traffic it was really good, probably the best that we’ve been and the most speed that we’ve had at one of these big tracks, so I feel really good about it,” said Michael McDowell.

He further added by saying that he tried to give it all in his second round but could only do so much as each time is a unique encounter and with this being his first time running a second round, he is still learning and he is anticipating a good finish in the long and tiring race tomorrow.

“I was optimistic in that second round and tried to get a lot and was pretty loose. Every time is a learning experience for us. This is the first time we’ve had to do two rounds there because we haven’t made the second round, so it’s a great day so far. We’ve got a long night tomorrow, so it’s time to get ready for it,” concluded Michael McDowell.

With a 24th place on the points table and no win yet, it’s hard to say that he will earn himself a playoff spot unless he turns his tables in the Coca-Cola 600.

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