Homestead, Fla – The NASCAR season finale weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway is named the “Ford Championship Weekend.” Ford, sponsors all three races at the South Florida track and would love nothing more than to see their cars win the races.
So far, they’re two-for-two.
On Friday night, rookie Chase Briscoe earned his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in leading a race-high 81 of the 134 laps in the Ford EcoBoost 200.
On Saturday, and Ford rookie dominated the NASCAR XFINITY Series season finale. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer led a race-high 182 of the 200 laps in the Ford EcoBoost 300.
Two rookies, two wins, both Ford drivers.
In those races, Ford combined to lead 263 of the 334 laps. That’s over 77-percent of the overall laps. In fact, just three other drivers have even led this weekend that weren’t in the Ford camp. They’ve combined to lead just 71 laps.
Furthermore, Sam Hornish Jr. finished second in the XFINITY Series race and brought the owner’s championship hope to the No. 22 Ford team.
Does this bode well for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at the 1.5-mile track? Both Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski will try to give Ford their first Cup championship since 2004.
Ford is two-for-two this weekend, can they go three-for-three in a weekend sweep and take home a championship in NASCAR’s premiere series as well?