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FRM Dover Race Recap

McDowell Gets Best Dover Finish

Gilliland Fights Hard for 28th

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 3, 2022)– Front Row Motorsports (FRM) tackled the Moster Mile this past weekend. Both Michael McDowell and Todd Gilliland raced a rain-delayed 400-lapper at the Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway. McDowell found himself inside the top-15 in the late stages of the race and Gilliland raced hard to finish 28th.


Coming off two consecutive top-10 finishes at Bristol and Talladega, the team had momentum going into Dover. Implementing changes learned from Richmond and Martinsville, McDowell and the Navage Nasal Care Ford were able to dial in the handling following a 29th-starting position.

McDowell and crew chief Blake Harris wasted no time on Monday giving McDowell a great handling Navage Nasal Care Mustang. Into Stage Two and Three, the car was as fast as any other on the track.

Long into a green flag run, McDowell raced to 10th. With frantic restarts in the closing laps, McDowell was shuffled back to 17th where he crossed the finish line.


"We had a really good Navage Nasal Care Ford into the second stage and toward the end, but got a little too tight and wasn't able to fire off the way we wanted. I'm super proud of the speed we had with a top-10 car coming back from starting 29th. So we'll keep learning, keep adjusting, and keep getting better from here."


Todd Gilliland came into the 400-mile race at Dover behind the eight ball. Early in practice, Gilliland spun the No. 38 Pete Store Ford Mustang while shaking down the car, resulting in the team going to the garage for repairs.

Due to the incident during practice, Gilliand did not set a qualifying time and was forced to start the race from the rear. The Pete Store crew worked hard to help Gilliland with the balance before rain came 78 laps into the 400-lap scheduled distance.

The race was postponed due to weather and resumed on Monday afternoon. Early in the restart, Gilliland suffered contact from another car, sending him spinning once again with minimal damage. The contact did not deter the Cup Series rookie. He fought the remainder of the race to gain track position and finish in the 28th position.


"I take the blame for what happened in practice, It was a mistake, but we didn't let that get us down. I'm thankful for the Pete Store crew that I have that kept us going throughout the race. We will move on and focus on Darlington."



Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series and the 2021 Daytona 500 champions. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields the No. 34 and the No. 38 NASCAR Cup Series teams along with the No. 38 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team– from its Mooresville, N.C. headquarters. Visit and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at



Michael McDowell

John Dragonetti


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Todd Gilliland and Zane Smith

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