Racing Against Arizona NASCAR Driver Michael McDowell at Octane Raceway

On Tuesday, ISM Raceway held a special event for season ticket holders at Octane Raceway; an opportunity to race against Glendale’s homegrown NASCAR driver, Michael McDowell. The NASCAR driver raced on track against fans and the media to see if anyone could beat the multi-time karting champion. Sports360AZ’s own Devon Henry took up the challenge to battle against McDowell. Could he catch the Front Row Racing driver?

McDowell was the first Arizona-born driver to win a NASCAR national touring series race in 2016 at Road America for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Xfinity Series team. He also has a career win at ISM Raceway back in 2004 in the Star Mazda Series.

He’ll be at his home track for the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway Nov. 8-10 for NASCAR’s semi-final race.

Arizona native, Devon Henry, joined the Sports360AZ crew in 2018 after graduating from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Devon has avidly partaken in coverage of the Arizona high school sports scene since 2013 and has covered NASCAR and INDYCAR at Phoenix Raceway since 2017. Devon is also a play-by-play announcer, calling over a dozen different sports and hundreds of events.