McDowell joins JTG Daugherty part-time

Michael McDowell has joined JTG Daugherty as the driver of its Nationwide Series car, replacing Kelly Bires.

“It’s been a very difficult offseason," McDowell said. “I’m just fortunate to have this opportunity."

McDowell will run for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors and plans to enter at least the first 16 races. By mid-summer, McDowell hopes team owner Tad Geschickter will have found funding to allow the team to continue further.

“Right now the goal is to go out and put on some good shows and run well and let Tad do what he does best, and that’s build a brand and build a sponsor around his race team and drivers."

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