Michael McDowell on Texas 19 Starts Best Finish: 14th
"Texas is a little different from other mile-and-a-half tracks that we visit, mainly because the corners are different. We were able to have a great run there in the spring, with a top-15 finish. For us to have another good day on Sunday, we know we need to be able to run well in the different corners, and to have good restarts since track position is so important. I'm looking forward to having our partners at Love's Travel Stops and Luber Finer with us this weekend and I'm confident we'll be able to show them a great result.”
Michael McDowell on Martinsville 17 Starts Best Finish: 18th
“At Martinsville, a lot of strategy is about risk vs reward. You've got to think about making moves when you have the opportunity, but if that move causes you to push in a fender, or restrict airflow, it's going to hurt you for the rest of the day. And you also need to think about where you want to be in another 200, 300 laps as the race is winding down. It's a mentally tough day, for sure, but it can also be a lot of fun. I'm excited to hit the track in our No. 34 A&W Ford Mustang."
Michael McDowell on Kansas 16 Starts Best Finish: 13th
“We've seen that a lot can happen on mile-and-a-half tracks so far this season, so I think we'll be able to take a lot of those learnings and observations and apply them at Kansas this week. Track position is important anywhere, but it's particularly important at Kansas, where restarts are pretty chaotic. We have Prime, Inc on our car this week as part of our Love's Travel Stops program, and I'm confident that we'll be able to get a strong finish for our partners."
Michael McDowell on Dover 17 Starts Best Finish: 19th
“Every racetrack we visit has its unique challenges, but Dover is always towards the top of the 'most challenging' list. It's tricky to pass and we don't have as much tire falloff as we did in the past, so you might not get as many opportunities to really drive through the field. I'm looking forward to having our partners at The Pete Store on the car with us this weekend. I think we'll be able to see some great speed from our No. 34 Ford Mustang.”