Can Ford Retain Their 2018 Strength With New Car In 2019? Why I Think So

Last season was supposed to make Ford a lame duck in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. While they won 10 races in 2017, most thought they had a major disadvantage though. With Toyota in year No. 2 with their new Camry and Chevrolet having a brand new car in the Camaro, Ford having the Fusion made little sense. That’s why they’re bringing the Mustang to the Cup level in 2019. Supposed to close the gap right? Well, what if I told you that the Fusion was the superior car…

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Ford Caps Banner Year With 1st Drivers And Manufacturers Championship Since 1999

HOMESTEAD, Fla – Ford was supposed to be in for a lame duck season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. After scoring 10 wins in 2017 and not having the speed to compete with the Toyota’s, they were taking a knife to a gun fight despite having two of the four drivers in the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last year. This season, they were the favorites. 

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Ford Seeking 1st Cup Championship Since 2004

Heading into last year’s Championship 4, one of the big storylines was that Ford had not one, but two drivers vying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. All year, the Ford’s were to have said to have an aerodynamic disadvantage. Toyota’s were the class of the field while the Ford’s were doing what they needed to do to and trying to maximize their efforts on slower tracks or restrictor plate tracks to get by. They landed Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski in the final round. They said that…

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Ford’s Strong This Weekend In Kansas, Full Starting Lineup For Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Ford has won three of the five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff races. At the end of the regular season, they won four in-a-row. Combined, a Ford driver has reached victory lane in seven of the last nine Cup Series events. After all the preliminary action so far this weekend at the Kansas Speedway, it appears that those numbers will expand by one more for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Ford Delivers Another Strong Restrictor Plate Race

TALLADEGA, Ala – One manufacturer is going to hate to see this new 2019 rules package in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ford, would love to keep this restrictor plate package for another year. Instead, three of the four plate races in 2019 will use tapered spacers instead of restrictor plates. That’s not a welcomed site for them. Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway was their 18th restrictor plate win in the last 32 races. That’s 18 wins since 2011. But, over the last 11, they’ve reached victory lane…

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Team Penske, Ford In General Have To Be Favorites For Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

While nothing is certain leading into a restrictor plate race for any NASCAR event on the schedule, one thing that is becoming as sure of a thing as ever is that Ford will be the favorites to land in victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at either Daytona or Talladega. Since the July Daytona race in 2014, Ford drivers have won 12 of the last 17 points paying restrictor plate races. That’s a 71-percent success rate. But, over the last 10 races, they’re 8-for-10 (80%). 

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Ford Drivers Once To Watch Again This Weekend

Ford stormed out of the gates on a terror to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. A Ford driver won seven of the first 12 races. But, over the last 10 events, they’ve reached victory lane just two times. I have a feeling that changes this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. One of those two wins came at Michigan in a rain shortened race back in June and I think they can win again this weekend for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).…

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Bowyer, Fords In General Lead Cup Series Practice At Daytona on Thursday, Final Session Interrupted By Rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – We’re likely to a day and age where NASCAR can get away with scheduling just one long practice session on restrictor plate tracks during any given race weekend. Normally, teams take to the track for the first practice session of the weekend and if they come out unscathed, they’ll forego returning to the track for final practice. I’m not saying that necessarily would have been the case this weekend in Daytona and we weren’t going to find out though as rain fell on the high banked 2.5-mile…

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Will Ford Continue Dominance In Coke Zero Sugar 400 (7 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Hot take here, a Ford driver will win this weekend’s race in Daytona. Well, it’s not so much of a hot take, but rather a reality. Through the first half of the season, the Ford camp have by far been the most dominant of the three manufacturers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Heading into Saturday night’s race at the Daytona International Speedway, Ford drivers have led 2,762 of the 4,972 laps run in 2018. On top of all of that, Ford drivers have won eight…

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Ford’s, Team Penske Lead Both Cup Series Practices In Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill – The second “enhanced” race weekend of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is upon us as the action at Chicagoland Speedway in NASCAR’s premiere series is a two-day show. The stars of NASCAR took to the 1.5-mile track for two practice sessions on Saturday followed by qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In those two practices, once again, Ford was the dominant manufacturer. In session No. 1, Ryan Blaney turned a late lap of 178.992 mph in his No.…

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