Fords have really rejuvenated their dominance in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After seeing Toyota’s and Chevrolet cars/teams dominate the championships, victory lanes and laps led the last several years, Ford driver have had a resurgence for the 2017 season.
So far, this weekend at the Richmond International Raceway, Ford teams are showing that their recent Ford improvement will stay around at least for another weekend.
In qualifying for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) Ford had three drivers starting in the top five and four in the top six. Ryan Blaney will roll off second, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick will start fourth through sixth respectively.
Four Ford drivers, four different teams.
Then, two of Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammates will join him up front too, as Clint Bowyer will start eighth and Kurt Busch ninth.
That gives Ford six cars in the top nine of the starting lineup.
That’s a great sign of things to come this weekend, as it’s looking like Ford may once again be the manufacturer to beat.