30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Like previous weeks, we’re doing 6 facts on the 30th place starter, only from the Bojangles’ Southern 500.
Name: Michael McDowell
Age: 32 (turns 33 in December)
Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.
Team: Leavine Family Racing
- His wife’s name is Jami.
- They have four kids together – Trace, Emma, Rylie and Lucas.
- He runs his own ministry called I Am Second.
- He has the same name as a movie writer whose most notable works include Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tales From The Darkside: The Movie.
- Again, I’m cheating, but he started racing BMX at the age of 3.
- He enjoys hunting, shooting, karting and cycling.