Michael McDowell earns Cup career best finish, 4th at Daytona


It took him 230 career NASCAR Cup starts, but Michael McDowell finally earned his first Cup top-five in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

McDowell finished fourth. He has now recorded four overall top-10s at Daytona, including his previous career-best finish of seventh in the 2014 Coke Zero 400.

He’s now recorded top-10s in four of his last 10 starts at Daytona.