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Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell, NASCAR Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida, 14th February 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Michael McDowell, NASCAR Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida, 14th February 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

21 Dec 1984
Glendale, Arizona

Nationality:

United States

CART/IRL years:

CCWS (2005)

Currently racing in the various NASCAR Series (Sprint and Xfinity) and also in US endurance, a combination he continues in 2021. He took his first win in 2021's Daytona 500. A BMX racer as a boy, he moved to karts, but his career really progressed by winning the 2004 Star Mazda Series. McDowell only briefly competed in open wheel racing after that and forged a career in Grand-Am, ARCA and from 2007 onwards, NASCAR - intially racing trucks, before moving into the Sprint Cup series.

Biography last updated 15 Feb 2021