Harris to Lead No. 34 Team and Daytona 500 Champion Michael McDowell
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 6, 2022) – Front Row Motorsports (FRM) today announced the sharp-minded and energetic leader Blake Harris as the crew chief for Michael McDowell and the No. 34 Ford Mustang team. Harris, 34, joins FRM from previous winning stints at Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing with NASCAR Cup Series champion, Martin Truex, Jr.
A native of Maypearl, Texas, Harris will continue the success McDowell and the No. 34 have had since McDowell joined the organization in 2018. McDowell has had career years with FRM in this span that includes 12 top-10 and four top-five finishes, highlighted by winning the Daytona 500 last season.
“Blake has proven to be championship leader who is ready to take McDowell and our No. 34 team to the next level,” said Jerry Freeze, General Manager, Front Row Motorsports. “He’s young but has a wealth of knowledge and experience with one of the best teams in the NASCAR Cup Series. He played a key role in wins and a championship. Blake is the type of person we want to help us continue to contend.”
A championship resume, Harris has spent time at Evernham Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing and most recently Joe Gibbs Racing winning over 25 NASCAR Cup Series races and the 2017 championship. He moves up from car chief to the crew chief role at FRM.
Harris duties begin immediately and will accompany the team at upcoming tests at Daytona International Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.
About Front Row Motorsports
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 teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.