NASCAR History plays role in Michael McDowell's racing motivation

As the NASCAR industry gets set to honor the past at Darlington Raceway, Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell is looking forward to participating in the the track’s throwback weekend. The driver of the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Chevrolet will be honoring NASCAR legend Richard Childress during the Bojangles Southern 500 and is inspired by all the stories being told throughout the race weekend.

“Darlington’s throwback weekend has been fun to watch and I’m excited to participate in it this year,” stated McDowell. “It’s fun for the fans, and it’s really fun for the crews and drivers as well. I was born in the early ‘80s so my favorite throwbacks would be from around 1995, but I still love learning the history of the era each year. It’s cool to learn who ran what car and what their story is. I think the teams do a good job of telling those stories which is fun for me, as I’ve only been in the sport a short period of time and don’t know all the history.”

Fans can share how NASCAR’s throwback weekend inspires them through Thrivent Racing’s new inspirational message program at www.ThriventRacing.com. Race fans can upload photos, videos or text explaining how they are inspired and how they inspire others, as well as check out submissions from others. Each fan who shares an inspiration will receive a gift from Thrivent Racing following their first submission.

Additionally, fans who visit the site can enter Thrivent’s “Motor to Miami” sweepstakes. One grand prize winner and one guest will be flown to Miami, FL for the season finale race, stay in a motorcoach at the track, meet Michael McDowell and receive exclusive access to watch the race from the team’s pit box.

Fans can enter once a day every day from now through September 12, 2016 for a chance to win. For official rules and more information, please visit www.thriventracingpromo.com.

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