CONCORD, N.C. (September 14, 2017) – Michael McDowell is looking to make a statement at Chicagoland Speedway for the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) playoffs.
Though McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) are not in this year's playoffs, together, they are in the midst of their best MENCS season. They are starting the playoffs with 13 Top-20s, five Top-15s and one Top-5 finish.
McDowell, who is 25th in driver points, is looking forward to competing in this year's playoff races and adding to the team's already impressive 2017 season.
"Chicago is the first race of the playoffs," said McDowell. "Everyone brings their best equipment, and it's when business picks up. You really get to see where you're at from a competition standpoint. You also get to see what other teams are rolling out as far as new chassis and new motor specs. All guns will be blazing!"
McDowell and LFR will be partnering with Devour Frozen Meals for the Tales Of The Turtles 400. Devour, a company that claims to have the food for every craving, will don their black and orange colors on the No. 95 Chevrolet SS.
The Tales Of The Turtles 400 will take place on Sunday, September 17, at Chicagoland Speedway. Race fans can tune-in to NBCSN for live race coverage and follow @LFR95 on Twitter for updates.