Milwaukee: Michael McDowell preview

McDOWELL RETURNS TO SITE OF FIRST STOCK CAR START West Allis, WI. (June 19, 2009)- Michael McDowell's stock car career started three years ago at the site of this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series NorthernTool.com 250- The Milwaukee ...

McDOWELL RETURNS TO SITE OF FIRST STOCK CAR START

West Allis, WI. (June 19, 2009)- Michael McDowell's stock car career started three years ago at the site of this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series NorthernTool.com 250- The Milwaukee Mile.

"I'll be honest. I had no idea what I was doing. I knew that I needed to go stock car racing and I knew the ARCA RE/MAX Series was the way to do it. However, I severely underestimated the competition and level of difficulty," said McDowell.

Difficult as it appeared, McDowell qualified 15th for his first start. Running in the top-10, McDowell was caught up in a fiery crash that christened his stock car career. Returning a year later in 2007, McDowell qualified on pole and finished 4th.

"My second go-around at Milwaukee was a lot better than the first. A year of experience and confidence put us a lot closer to a win. Hopefully this weekend we can put the lock on a trophy," said McDowell.

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McFacts:

First Father's Day: McDowell will be celebrating his first Father's Day with son Trace and wife Jami.

McQuote:

"Milwaukee is another flat track that I get excited about. Anywhere I can utilize my braking techniques I feel like we have an advantage. We have run well at other short flat tracks like Richmond and Phoenix so my confidence is definitely up."

McCar:

The No. 47 ConstructionJobs.com JTG Daugherty Racing team will compete with chassis #52 in this weekend's NorthernTool.com 250. This car finished 11th at Phoenix earlier in the 2009 season.

-credit: mmcdowell.com

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael McDowell
Teams JTG Daugherty Racing