Michael McDowell Wife Jami McDowell: Married Life & Kids

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An American racing driver, Michael McDowell, dominated the Brickyard 200, achieving legendary status. Recently, he celebrated his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2023 season in Indianapolis.

Whenever the racer achieves something, he always credits his wife for supporting him unconditionally.

After his second and current NASCAR Cup Series win, he could not stop himself from posting a video of himself and his family celebrating their achievement at the victory lane.

American Professional Stock Car Racer, Michael McDowell
American Professional Stock Car Racer, Michael McDowell (Source: Twitter)

Micheal Christopher McDowell, an American professional stock car racing driver, was born on December 21, 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently, he competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup series.

The young racing prodigy started his career by racing BMX bicycles at age three. When he was eight, he began karting and quickly won the World Karting Championship.

In 2002, McDowell switched from karts to Formula Renault, joining World Speed Motorsports.

During his rookie season, he achieved victories at the Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas, and Firebird International Raceway events.

The stock car racer has earned several awards throughout his career, including the 2007 ARCA Re/Max Series Rookie of the Year and NASCAR Cup Xfinity Series in 2016.

Michael McDowell’s Wife: Jamie McDowell

Michael McDowell is married to his longtime girlfriend, Jami McDowell. The couple was just 15 years when they first met. 

They dated for a long time and finally tied the knot in the year 2004. 

The Grinnell College graduate, Jami, currently works as Major Gift Officer at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

Previously, she served as a Yoga instructor at Source Yoga Studio. 

Michael McDowell With His Wife And Son
Michael McDowell With His Wife And Son (Source: Twitter)

The NASCAR Cup series star holds strong religious beliefs, openly shares his faith in numerous interviews, and even credits this devotion to his successful relationship. 

In one of his interviews, he said,

“It’s been an amazing journey to have that support and have somebody that not only believes in your ability but that shares the same faith and passion and pursuit.”

It’s always clear that Michael prioritizes his family above everything else. He believes he is fortunate enough that his wife, Jami, has never left his side through all the hardships. 

McDowell’s Children

Michael and Jami are proud parents of a total of five children. They are biological parents to four of their children: Trace, Emma, Rylie, and Isabella.

In addition to that, they also have an adopted child from China, Lucas.

Micheal McDowell With His Family
Micheal McDowell With His Family (Source: Twitter)

Through their social media presence, the pair is seen actively promoting and inspiring others to consider the option of adopting children.

The beautiful McDowell family is often photographed together. As everyone knows, how much a family means to the racer. He frequently shares that his children are much more valuable than any of his trophies, fame, or wealth.

During his interviews, Michael expresses his views stating:

A father’s Legacy is his Children. Not trophies, promotions, fame, or wealth. Our greatest mission and opportunity to impact the world starts in our homes, by loving and investing in our children.” 

Smriti Khadka
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