Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing (LFR) will return to Homestead-Miami Speedway where they earned one of their best-ever finishes together.
This year alone, McDowell and LFR have recorded 15 Top-20 finishes, and one Top-5 finish, as they are on the cusp of completing both of their best seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS).
With the finale of the team’s best MENCS season approaching, LFR and McDowell are looking to charge into Homestead and have a repeat of last year’s final race.
During the 2016 MENCS finale, McDowell and LFR qualified 26th but were able to match their best effort of the season. The team was able to quickly make up multiple spots and maintain position for the majority of the race to earn a 10th place finish at Homestead.
“This will be a bittersweet race weekend for a lot of reasons – probably more so this year than ever,” said McDowell. “Last year we finished Homestead so strong as a team with my first Top-10 there. It was a big weekend for us, and it was so cool to go into the off-season with our best result and that momentum. This is the last race, and we want to finish strong. It will be a special race for us.”
The 2017 MENCS season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway will take place on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00pm EST. Race coverage of the Ford Ecoboost 400 will be on NBC.