Young and talented Michael McDowell joined us ON PIT ROW tonight. Steve had been working on getting the young gun ever since the ARCA ReMax wind-up at Toledo Speedway a couple weeks ago.
We got him tonight and he taped a liner for us before his appearance. In the liner he described himself as such:
"Michael McDowell, driver of the #00 NAPA Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing."
He went on to tell us that he will indeed drive that car this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway and for the rest of the Busch Series this year for MWR in the NAPA Auto Parts sponsored Camry. In 2008, he will drive Nationwide Series races in the same car until David Reutiman moves to the #44 UPS Camry. At that time McDowell will move into the - as yet sponsor un-named - #00 MWR Nextel Cup Camry.
Michael McDowell might be a bit of an unknown to NASCAR fans. Don't be surprised if he enters the Cup Series with a Nationwide win in his pocket. He has already won on every kind of track imaginable , including Mexico City , where the Nationwide Series travels early in 2008.