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Sam Hornish Jr. to fill in for Michael McDowell for practice, qualifying at Michigan

NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge

LEXINGTON, OH - AUGUST 13: Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #2 Rheem Chevrolet, signs an autograph for a fan during the 4th annual NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13, 2016 in Lexington, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing announced that Sam Hornish will drive the team’s No. 95 Sprint Cup car Friday and Saturday at Michigan International Speedway for Michael McDowell, who will be competing in the Xfinity Series event at Road America for Richard Childress Racing.

The Xfinity race is Saturday. McDowell will go to Michigan after that race and drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.

McDowell has scored back-to-back top-20 finishes in the Sprint Cup Series - the first time he’s done that in his career. He was 17th at Watkins Glen and 19th last weekend at Bristol.

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