Michael McDowell will continue to drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion. The car will again be fielded by Phil Parsons Racing with Roush Yates Engines supplying the power for the car. Gene Nead will continue to operate as the teams crew chief.
Sponsorship remains a question for the team. K-LOVE will sponsor the car for the Daytona 500 and may add additional races later in he season. Curb Records will continue to act as an associate sponsor.
“Everything is coming together for us to have a great season,” McDowell said in a team released statement. “We have new cars, new bodies and lots of potential. Our team has really hustled over the off season to get us prepared for 2013. They’ve put together some awesome cars, and with Roush Yates horsepower under the hood, I know we can run with some of the best teams in the sport. I have a lot to look forward to this year and can’t wait for the green flag in Daytona.”
Team owner Phil Parsons shared the excitement of McDowell.
“We have some great relationships that are continuing, as well as some new ones, which have us very optimistic about 2013,”
This will be McDowell’s fifth season at the Sprint Cup level. He completed in 30 races last season with a bests finish of 23rd at Bristol.