No. 34 Speedco/Rotella Ford
Started: 24th | Finished: 28th
2018 Points Finish: 26th
"We had a really fast Speedco/Rotella Ford, but unfortunately we had a couple flat tires that caused us to pit under green and lose laps. But, everybody did a good job. We had a good season. It's a shame we didn't get to finish it off with a top-20 run, but we had a car that could've done it. We're already looking forward to 2019."
McDowell on Homestead"Homestead is a great racetrack just because you run all around. You can run the fence, or I was able to run the bottom last year and had a pretty decent finish. You definitely have options there. More than anything, the season’s winding down and there’s a lot of excitement around Ford Championship Weekend. Obviously, we’re not in the playoffs, but hopefully we can do everything we can to get a Ford back into Victory Lane and a championship. They’ve had the speed this year, so hopefully they can finish it off.
"We have Speedco and Shell Rotella on our No. 34 at Homestead, which are part of the Love's family. We've had a great season with Love's Travel Stops. They're such a great partner to work with, and they know how to use their program with Front Row Motorsports to enhance their business relationships. We had a good finish last weekend at Phoenix, and we'll fight hard to end the season with another good finish for them."
McDowell Homestead Stats
8 starts, 1 top-10
Best finish: 10th
Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:20am - Ford Performance display (Homestead Miami Speedway Fan Zone)
No. 34 Love's/Luber-finer Ford
Started: 23rd | Finished: 16th
"“It’s definitely the best run I’ve had here, and I’m really proud of the guys. I made mistakes on pit road instead. It’s kind of a trick pit road now with curves and straights, and I was just pushing it too hard. We were able to rebound. I’m glad to get a top-20 with our Love's/Luber-finer Ford and get some momentum back going to Homestead."
McDowell on Phoenix"Nothing about Phoenix is a short track anymore. I’m just excited to go see what they’ve done there with all the renovations and all the effort that’s gone into revitalizing Phoenix. It’s such a great track, and it’s my hometown race. The fans there are incredible. We always have a huge turnout. We've got Luber-finer back with Love's for a second race, so we want to get them some attention at my home track.
"I’ve tried to wrap my head around the idea of not knowing where the start-finish line is. There’s so much muscle memory and rhythm and habits. The track’s probably still going to feel the same. I’ll probably still call it Turn 1. But the start-finish line being on the other side is going to change up restarts and finishes and overtime lines. But overall, you’re going to approach everything the same.
“It could make for a crazy finish coming out of that corner. And that’s why they did it, to create a little bit of drama. We’ve seen a lot of green-white-checkereds there in the past. You think about Ryan Newman and some other guys that have stolen some wins there by staying out. It’s a place where you can do that. You’ve just got to time everything just right."
McDowell Phoenix Stats
Best finish: 22nd
No. 34 Love's/Luber-finer Ford
Started: 29th | Finished: 29th
"It took us the early part of the race to get the Love's/Luber-finer Ford handling the way we wanted it to. After that, we had pretty good speed. Unfortunately, we had two pit road speeding penalties early on that really hurt us and were tough to recover from. But the team made good adjustments, and we'll get back on track for Phoenix and finish these last two races strong."
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