Michael McDowell’s first NASCAR Cup Series win — which just so happened to come in the sport’s biggest race, Sunday’s 63rd annual Daytona 500 — was a popular one amongst his peers in the garage.
The driver of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, who began his Cup career in 2008 running 20 races for now-defunct Michael Waltrip Racing, finally landed in Victory Lane at NASCAR’s highest level in the 2021 running of The Great American Race. It was his 358th career start.
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