Michael McDowell will reprise his role as the driver of the No. 34 Ford Mustang in 2020 at Front Row Motorsports. Joining McDowell will be John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 38 Ford Mustang, taking over for David Ragan who is stepping aside from full-time racing.
FRM scales back its operation from a three car team to a two car team in 2020 with the No. 36 car which had been driven by Matt Tifft for much of the 2019 season being shuttered.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to drive for Bob Jenkins and Front Row Motorsports,” said Nemechek. “Having driven the last three races with this team in 2019, I feel like we already have a foundation to start the 2020 season. I’m looking forward to continuing to build FRM.”
McDowell will be driving at FRM for his third full season in 2020. He scored two top-five finishes in 2019 including at the season opening Daytona 500.
“As an organization, we have made a lot of strides with the help of all our partners of our program,” said McDowell. “I’m ready to build on that momentum with Drew and the rest of our team. We’ve always had steady growth and I think we’re going to continue to see that next season.”
Nemechek’s performance while filling in for Tifft at the end of 2019 played a large role in his selection by the team for the seat of the No. 38 car.
“We are looking to the future with a young talent like John Hunter Nemechek,” said Owner, Bob Jenkins. “John Hunter impressed us at the end of last season, he comes from a racing family, and he’s a winning driver. We believe that we can grow with him in the years to come.
“Michael is a veteran leader who is determined to win in the Cup Series,” continued Jenkins. “He gives our organization the experience we need to continue to get better. Most importantly, both Michael and John Hunter also fit our team values and are tremendous assets to our partners on-and-off the track.”