Charlotte, N.C. (October 10, 2012) – With a little faith and some K-LOVE, Michael McDowell and his No. 98 Curb/Agajanian Ford are preparing to compete in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. McDowell will bring the K-LOVE car to the track for the eighth time this season. McDowell most recently piloted the No. 98 K-LOVE Ford last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway where the team finished 31st. The team plans to go the distance again at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“We have had a lot of support from K-LOVE and all their listeners this season,” said McDowell. “They have been a great partner of our PPR team because we all believe in the their positive, encouraging message. K-LOVE is a family friendly radio station and is safe for all ears, and this is important for me and my family. I’m proud to represent K-LOVE this weekend.”
K-LOVE is a network of listener-supported, Christian music stations across the country. Based in California, K-LOVE is a supporter of McDowell, who is an outspoken Christian. McDowell comes to Charlotte looking to make his 109th Sprint Cup Series start and seventh at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has a best finish of 20th at the track in the Nationwide Series. He hopes for a solid finish this weekend.
“I think we’re very capable of having a great night on Saturday, but our weekend really starts on Thursday night,” said McDowell. “We will be qualifying Thursday night and we need to put in a fast lap to secure our starting spot. Gene Nead and the boys have built me a fast Ford Fusion and feel confident that we can put up a fast time.”
“The goal on Saturday night is to show everyone what this small PPR team is capable of,” continued McDowell. “I don’t think we have the resources to contend for wins, but competing in the top-20 is achievable for us and this K-LOVE team. We’re the underdog, but we enjoy that role. We love surprising people and hopefully we can do that this weekend.”
Saturday night’s race will be televised live in primetime on ABC.