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McDowell returns to Phil Parsons Racing

January 14, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

McDowell returns to Phil Parsons Racing
Roush Yates Engines will power the No. 98 Ford

Michael McDowell will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the No. 98 for Phil Parsons Racing for the 2013 campaign.

Crew chief Gene Nead will call the shots, and Roush Yates Engines will power the Ford Fusion.

"Everything is coming together for us to have a great season," McDowell said. "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.”

While full sponsorship hasn’t been announced, "Positive, Encouraging K-LOVE" radio will return at Daytona and potentially future races. Curb Records also returns as an associate sponsor and will be a primary sponsor for one event that has yet to be announced. 

"I've never been more excited about the beginning of a season," team owner Phil Parsons said.

The 2013 season will be McDowell’s fifth year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In 2012, he competed in 30 events. He also ran in six NASCAR Nationwide Series races, earning one pole, two top fives and five top-10 finishes.