No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang
· Stage One: 29th
· Stage Two: 24th
· Stage Three: 21st
· Stage Four: 19th
McDowell on Charlotte:
“Our No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang had a tough time getting over the bumps in Turns 3 and 4 to start today's Coca-Cola 600, but Drew and my guys on pit road did a good job of making adjustments all race long to get us more competitive. Thankfully, we caught a lucky caution with 2 laps to go and were able to get back on the lead lap. It was great to have Love's Travel Stops back on board with us and I'm proud to have been able to represent Sergeant First Class John Jarrell on my car. We'll regroup at the shop tomorrow and look ahead to coming back even stronger at Charlotte on Wednesday."
sNo. 34 Team to Run Patriotic Paint Scheme During the Coca-Cola 600
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 21, 2020) - The No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang driven by Michael McDowell will carry special meaning this Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. McDowell will honor a fallen service member as part of the NASCAR Salutes 600 Miles of Remembrance program. The decal across the top of his Front Row Motorsports entry will display the name of Sergeant First Class (SFC) John Jarrell.
SFC John Jarrell was a member of the United States Army 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) based in Fort Campbell, Ky. Jarrell made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on July 15, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
McDowell will race for the second year in a row with a camouflage paint scheme designed internally by the Love's marketing team honoring the 32-year old Jarrell and his family for the race on May 24, featuring a nod to the Special Forces Charitable Trust, which serves past and present U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers and their families through direct service programs such as scholarships, veteran assistance, transition programs and family support services.
"The 600 Miles of Remembrance initiative is so important to all of us in NASCAR," said McDowell. "Especially at a time like this with so much uncertainty in the world, we have a duty to come together to acknowledge and salute the people making sacrifices and risking their lives every day to keep us safe. The men and women who serve our country have my utmost respect and I will never be able to thank them for their selflessness, but I am proud to drive in memory of Sergeant First Class Jarrell this weekend."
The No. 34 Love's Travel Stops patriotic paint scheme will take to the track on Sunday, May 24 for the "Coca-Cola 600" NASCAR Cup Series Race at 6:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 26,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports
Auto Parts Retailer Continues Relationship During NASCAR's Return
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2020) - CarParts.com and their millions of customers are excited for the return of the NASCAR Cup Series to the live sports landscape. The e-commerce auto parts retailer recently debuted as the primary partner of Michael McDowell and the No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang team at the Darlington (S.C.) Speedway and will continue that partnership for tonight's event. In addition, CarParts.com will now be the primary partner of McDowell at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Wednesday, May 27.
"We have seen the excitement that the NASCAR Cup Series, Front Row Motorsports, and Michael McDowell are bringing to sports fans during this time, and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it," said Lev Peker, CEO of CarParts.com and its parent company, US Auto Parts. "Our customers have been tuning in, and we are looking forward to watching tonight's race and now next week's race in Charlotte."
CarParts.com offers an easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website and a 90-day return policy that assures customers they will get the right parts, guaranteed. The company has delivered over 50 million parts across America and recently counted McDowell as one of their customers.
"You're always looking for authentic partnerships that are natural to what you do every day," said McDowell, who is currently upgrading his 2017 Ford F-150 with parts from CarParts.com. "I've had my personal truck for a few years and now it's time for some upgrades. CarParts.com makes it easy for me and everyone. So, it's cool that they are continuing their partnership and getting the NASCAR fanbase familiar with their site and services. It's been fun to work with them."
CarParts.com is the answer to race fans' collision, repair, and maintenance needs. The company will continue to brand their homepage with the No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang and spotlight McDowell via social media and other marketing efforts. The retailer will also continue their relationship with Sunoco Rookie of The Year driver John Hunter Nemechek throughout the season.
After tonight's event, the No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang will be ready to return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, May 27. The NASCAR Cup Series race will air nationally on FS1 at 8:00 p.m.
For more information about CarParts.com, visit CarParts.com.
Established in 1999, CarParts.com is an e-commerce auto parts retailer that specializes in OE replacement collision, repair, and maintenance parts. With over 50 million parts delivered, we've helped millions of drivers across the United States find the right parts to fix their cars and keep their vehicles on the road. Our vehicle selector and easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website offer customers guaranteed fitment and a convenient online shopping experience. Paired with our 90-day return policy and satisfaction guarantee, CarParts.com makes it easier than ever to get the parts you need delivered straight to your door.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang
· Stage One: 27th
· Stage Two: 23rd
· Stage Three: 17th
McDowell on Darlington:
“It was a solid night for our No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang. We definitely made improvements from our first race at Darlington Raceway, unfortunately the last restart didn't go our way. The inside line was just really hard to get going and we lost a couple of spots, finishing 17th. We raced around a lot of competitive cars today and I felt really good. Everybody at Front Row Motorsports did a really good job this week, we just need a little bit more and we'll be right where we want to be. All in all, it was a really good day. We built some confidence and my guys did a really good job on pit road. Lastly, I want to thank CarParts.com for coming on board for both Darlington races. I've really enjoyed promoting their brand all week long."
MCDOWELL TALKS SECOND RACE IN A ROW AT DARLINGTON:
"We kind of had to go into Sunday’s race without knowing what to expect. It’s rare during the NASCAR Cup Series season that we get a chance like this to go back to the same track so quickly after a race. Drew [Blickensderfer] and I have talked a lot since Sunday on what we want to do different for Wednesday’s race.
“This new routine is different, and will take some time to adjust, but everyone at NASCAR and our Front Row Motorsports team has worked tirelessly to have the opportunity to blaze a trail for live sports to return. I’m really proud to be part of that effort.
“Our No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang looked great on track on Sunday and I think it’ll look even better under the lights on Wednesday. Huge shoutout to everyone at CarParts.com for coming on board to support us this week.”
New Front Row Motorsports Partner Helps Navigate NASCAR’s Return to Racing
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 13, 2020) – CarParts.com, an e-commerce auto parts retailer specializing in collision, repair, and maintenance parts, has teamed up with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. The California-based company will be the primary partner of veteran driver Michael McDowell in the NASCAR Cup Series’ return to racing at Darlington Raceway on May 17 and 20. FRM, McDowell and Sunoco Rookie of The Year candidate John Hunter Nemechek are all excited for the partnership and will be representing CarParts.com through social media and other marketing assets throughout the season.
The events at Darlington will serve as the much-anticipated return to racing and one of the first live sporting events on FOX in several weeks. The NASCAR Cup Series has not competed on track since March 8, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Getting drivers back on the road, especially when we need essential workers to get back to work, is a driving force that has naturally fueled CarParts.com’s partnership with FRM. Established in 1999, CarParts.com has helped millions of drivers across the United States fix their cars and keep their vehicles running. With an easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website and vehicle selector, CarParts.com offers customers guaranteed fitment and an ultimately convenient online shopping experience. To date, the online retailer has delivered over 50 million parts straight to customers’ doors all across America.
“NASCAR fans understand the value of performance and they understand the importance of good-skilled competition even in difficult times,” said Lev Peker, CEO of CarParts.com and its parent company, US Auto Parts. “We are grateful for the opportunity to align with Front Row Motorsports and Michael McDowell to do our part and help reintroduce NASCAR back to fans who have been eagerly anticipating its return.”
“I’m looking forward to getting back on track this weekend with CarParts.com,” said McDowell. “Being one of the first live sporting events to return is not something any of us are taking lightly. We’re doing everything we can from both the team side and the sanctioning body to put on a good show while making sure that all participants and their families are staying safe. Our No. 34 Ford Mustang is going to look and run great on the track, and we’re ready to work hard.”
The No. 34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang will make its debut at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May 17. The NASCAR Cup Series race will air at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and MRN.
For more information, visit CarParts.com.
Established in 1999, CarParts.com is an e-commerce auto parts retailer that specializes in OE replacement collision, repair, and maintenance parts. With over 50 million parts delivered, we’ve helped millions of drivers across the United States find the right parts to fix their cars and keep their vehicles on the road. Our vehicle selector and easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website offer customers guaranteed fitment and a convenient online shopping experience. Paired with our 90-day return policy and satisfaction guarantee, CarParts.com makes it easier than ever to get the parts you need delivered straight to your door.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries – the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek – from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
MCDOWELL ON VIRTUAL NORTH WILKESBORO:
"I'm sure that I am speaking for not only myself, but for the entire NASCAR community when I say that it has been a long two months without racing. I'm thankful for the recent news that we will be returning to the race track soon, and I'm also thankful for all of the hard work that iRacing, NASCAR and FOX Sports have put in to deliver fans, drivers, teams and partners with the closest thing possible to live racing during quarantine.
"This coming Saturday, we will have a very special Pro Invitational Series race as we visit the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway. This is a track that is brand new to the iRacing world, which means nobody has virtually had prior experience turning laps here, so I'm looking forward practicing as much as I can this week and hopefully have my virtual Ford Mustang dialed in to put on a good show for all of the fans that tune in.
“I’m excited to have Love’s Travel Stops back on for this event. They’re doing a great job supporting professional drivers who are delivering vital goods across the country. Recently, they announced the “Thank A Driver” e-coupon on the Love’s Connect app, which saves drivers money at Love’s. Thank you again to all the hard-working men and women who are keeping America moving!”
MCDOWELL ON VIRTUAL DOVER:
"I hope that everybody is having a safe and healthy week. I've been spending a lot of time on the simulator preparing for this weekend's Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Dover International Speedway and I'm excited to see how the competition fairs at the Monster Mile.
"Most importantly, I have K-LOVE back on board for their second consecutive iRace and I cannot be happier. They mean so much to my family and I, especially during this time where we all need a little bit of encouragement and some positivity, so I'm thankful for all that they do and I'm thankful for their partnership again this weekend.
"I think that fans are in for an exciting race this weekend, so I highly recommend tuning in on Sunday at 1pm ET on FOX, FS1 or the FOX Sports Go app to hopefully see the virtual No. 34 K-LOVE Ford Mustang take the checkered flag."
MCDOWELL ON VIRTUAL TALLADEGA:
"It feels good to be back iRacing for this Sunday's Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Talladega Superspeedway and to be able to help provide some entertainment for the millions of NASCAR fans around the world during this time of continued uncertainty.
“I’m really excited to have my longtime partner, K-LOVE back on board the No. 34 Ford Mustang. Especially in a time like right now, when we’re all in this together, experiencing quarantine and the Coronavirus. K-LOVE is all about spreading hope through their positive and encouraging messages and right now, that’s what people need. People need hope, because people are scared and uncertain of what the future holds, but just knowing that God holds the future and that nothing slides by Him helps. With K-LOVE’s messages of encouragement and hope, it allows you to navigate through those tough times that we’re all facing right now.
“This weekend's race at virtual Talladega will be crazy. It is hard enough to not run into each other on tracks without drafting, so I really hope that we have a lot of resets."
K-LOVE creates compelling media designed to inspire and encourage people to develop a meaningful relationship with Christ. K-LOVE is listener supported and delivers positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music through its 558 signals across 50 states. For more information visit: www.klove.com.
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