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Concord, NC - Michael McDowell races for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 K-LOVE Ford Fusion. He also incorporates his faith into everything he does, including his racing.

“I think faith and NASCAR go hand in hand,” McDowell said. “It has from the very beginning of NASCAR.”

His sponsor, K-LOVE, is a Contemporary Christian radio station.

“Sort of thing that I get now at the race track is, “Hey, I listed to K-LOVE too,” he said. “You don’t have a lot of time to interact with your fans, especially when your walking to the car or whatever it is, but it’s almost like that statement of, “Hey, I’m a Christian and I support what you’re doing.”

McDowell says faith helps him through good and bad times, in and outside of the racing community.

“In racing, it’s so hard to balance your faith and your competitiveness and your desire to win and all those things,” he said, “because people think of Christianity as rollover, pushover and weak. Really, it’s the opposite. In our sport, I think it gives us a unique opportunity to display that in a competitive environment.”

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