In his 13 seasons, Michael McDowell was 357 out of 357 when it came to NOT winning a race. In fact, he has only finished in the Top 5 three times in his entire career.
That all changed at the Daytona 500, the first race of his 14th career season.
After the race saw a massive crash in the first 14 laps, and LONG rain delay, and even a trip to Panda Express for Chase Briscoe, the 63rd annual running of the Great American Race all came down to the last lap.
On the last lap, with Joey Logano leading the pack and Brad Keselowski right behind him, the #34 car of Michael McDowell was in third place when Keselowski tried to make a pass. Logano tried to block, sending both of them into a fiery crash.
The crash took out Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson, Austin Cindric and more, however McDowell then was able to continue on and take his first career checkered flag.
Needless to say, McDowell was elated.
In his 14th season as a Cup Series driver, McDowell was finally a winner, and a Daytona 500 winner at that.