Last weekend showed the strength of Team No. 34, driver Michael McDowell and crew chief Blake Harris. With Stage Front tickets in the car this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the team is looking to hit the jackpot after losing a second top 10 finish to electrical problems at late Fontana.
With a top-10 at Daytona and a strong showing in California, momentum is on the No. 34 team’s side. They’re poised for another strong run in Las Vegas, where McDowell has a string of top-15 qualifying positions.
“Las Vegas is a venue where the team has done well in the past and with the preparation everyone has put in building these new cars over the last month we are hoping for another great race. We’ve got a lot of momentum on our side and with the strong run we had in California, we feel like we can run in the top-15 now – maybe even better if we really make it.
McDowell and his Stage Front Ford Mustang team will visit the track for practice on Saturday afternoon, followed by qualifying and finally the race on Sunday afternoon.
“As we (the team) discussed after our result in California, it’s disappointing that we didn’t come out of the race in a top-10 like we deserved. But the performance is there and that gives us a good feeling. We just want to keep the momentum going.”
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race from Las Vegas begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.