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Talladega is “good follow-up” from Daytona 500, says McDowell

Michael McDowell celebrates his Daytona 500 victory. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

Michael McDowell considers his 3rd place finish at Talladega a good succession of his Daytona 500 victory.

Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega was the first superspeedway race since the Daytona 500. Michael McDowell, who had won this year’s Great American Race, had a great run today and was very close to winning another race, but crossed the line 3rd. After the race, the no.34 Front Row Motorsports car driver spoke about the race itself.

 “It means a lot. We had that plan coming into this weekend, to make sure that we ran hard the whole race, try to get stage points, race hard, be up front all the time,” McDowell said.

“I feel like we did well today. We scored points in all three stages. We had a shot at winning the race. That’s an awesome tribute to the team and everybody that has worked so hard to grow this Front Row Motorsports program, to have cars capable of running as well as we run at these superspeedway races,” he added.

The reigning Daytona 500 champion also shared his thoughts about the connection of the last two superspeedway races.

“I do feel like today was a good follow-up from the Daytona 500. It would be better if we were sitting in Victory Lane right now. But we’re proud of the result. We’re proud of what we’re accomplishing as a race team.”

“We’ll keep building on it, keep moving forward. That’s what it’s all about. We keep getting better and better every year. If we continue to put ourselves in these positions, we’ll win more races,” McDowell said in the conclusion.

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