St. Louis: Michael McDowell preview

MICHAEL McDOWELL AND MacDONALD MOTORSPORTS ADD MISSOURI-ILLINOIS DODGE MIDEALERS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR McDowell to pilot No. 81 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Dodge Charger entry at Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway ...

MICHAEL McDOWELL AND MacDONALD MOTORSPORTS ADD MISSOURI-ILLINOIS DODGE MIDEALERS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR

McDowell to pilot No. 81 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Dodge Charger entry at Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 16, 2009) - NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Michael McDowell and MacDonald Motorsports announced today the addition of Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers as the primary sponsor of their No. 81 Dodge Charger for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway. The regional dealer network is also serving as title sponsor of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250.

"The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers are excited about the partnership with the No. 81 Michael McDowell- driven Dodge Charger to complement our race entitlement," said Vince Capatosta, president of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers. "This is going to be a great weekend for our dealer network, one that wouldn't be possible without the support of the thousands of Dodge fans in the grandstands for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250."

In his first race for MacDonald Motorsports last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, McDowell raced the No. 81 car from 39th to 25th at the Dollar General 300 to remain 11th in the driver standings heading into this weekend's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250.

"The No. 81 team worked hard on making updates to our car for this weekend's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250," said McDowell, who finished third at Gateway International Raceway in a 2007 ARCA race driving a Dodge Charger. "We expect our Dodge Charger to be very competitive in only our second race together."

Missouri-Illinoius Dodge Dealers have been a long-running sponsor of Gateway International Raceway.

"We are looking forward to working together with the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers to increase awareness for the region's Dodge dealers," said Randy MacDonald, owner of MacDonald Motorsports.

-credit: mmi

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael McDowell