Richmond II: Michael McDowell preview

Mooresville, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Michael McDowell will drive the No. 36 Wave Energy Drink Toyota beginning this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Patrick Carpenitier is no longer driving the No. 36 because of a business conflict in...

Mooresville, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Michael McDowell will drive the No. 36 Wave Energy Drink Toyota beginning this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

Patrick Carpenitier is no longer driving the No. 36 because of a business conflict in Canada.

McDowell has been driving full-time in NASCAR Nationwide Series Toyota during the 2009 season and captured five top-10 finishes.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native will make his 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday at RIR. This will mark his second Cup series start at RIR. Last time around, McDowell started 38 and finished 20th behind the wheel of the No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota.

-credit: tbr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Michael McDowell , Patrick Carpen
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing