Twenty-eight year old Michael McDowell has re-signed with Phil Parsons Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. McDowell will be entering his third season with the organization. The team will still be running Fords and be powered by Roush-Yates Engines. Veteran crew chief Gene Nead will continue to call the shots for the #98 team.
"Everything is coming together for us to have a great season," McDowell said. "We have new cars, new bodies and lots of potential. Our team has really hustled over the off season to get us prepared for 2013. They've put together some awesome cars, and with Roush Yates horsepower under the hood, I know we can run with some of the best teams in the sport. I have a lot to look forward to this year and can't wait for the green flag in Daytona."
Positive, Encouraging K-Love will be back as sponsor for the team along with Curb Records, who will sponsor the team as an associate sponsor and a primary sponsor for one race to be announced at a later date.
"I've never been more excited about the beginning of a season," team owner Phil Parsons said. "We have some great relationships that are continuing, as well as some new ones, which have us very optimistic about 2013. I want to thank K-LOVE, Curb Records, Hyde Park Storage Suites and Ford for all of their support. Their partnerships have allowed us to grow and develop as a team, and we look forward to a great year with them."
McDowell ran in 30 of the 36 Cup races in 2012. He also ran six races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing with a best finish of second at Road America.
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