TEAM AND RACE NOTES:
Michael McDowell and the No. 34 team return to the state of Florida, this time, visiting the Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
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Track activity will begin on Saturday with practice and qualifying at 9:00 a.m. ET. Sunday’s 267-lap race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
After competing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, McDowell and the No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops/Fleetguard team sit 15th in points. McDowell is still fighting for the team’s best finish in a season.
McDowell has a career best finish of sixth at the 1.5-mile Homestead track.
CREW CHIEF TRAVIS PETERSON:
“I’m looking forward to this weekend. With only a few races left in the season, it’s really a tight fight for 14th, 15th and 16th in points. So, a lot to race for.”
DRIVER MICHAEL MCDOWELL:
“Our ultimate goal for this weekend is to win, but we also want to go for as many stage points as possible so we can end the season on a high note. We want to keep getting our team better.
“It’s awesome to see Fleetguard back on our Ford Mustang. It’s great that Love’s includes their partners in the race program. Hopefully I can make them proud.”