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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Ford Drivers Strong This Weekend in Michigan

It should come to no surprise that the Ford drivers were strong so far this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. Ford as a whole has won eight of the first 14 races (57%) to the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They’ve also led 54-percent of the overall laps too with leading 2,420 out of the 4,462 possible circuits. So, when we head to a horsepower track like the 2-mile track in Michigan, it shouldn’t come to a shock whatsoever that Ford drivers have been leading the charge…

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Kurt Busch Earns FireKeepers Casino 400 Pole (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Ford was the power to beat on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway. Six of the top seven starters for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) are from the blue oval. The quickest though? That distinction goes to Kurt Busch. He circled the 2-mile, D-shaped oval with a speed of 203.361 mph in his No. 41 Ford for his second pole of the season and 24th of his career, tying him with Alan Kulwicki for 30th all-time. Busch, won at Michigan in 2015 and has four straight…

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Sunday’s AAA 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Could Come Down To Toyota’s Vs. Fords

Chevrolet hasn’t been anywhere close to their past strength during this entire 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They have only one driver not just in the top 10 in the overall points standings, but just one in the top 10 of lap leaders too. Their only win this year came back in the season opener at Daytona. They haven’t won a race since that February race and Kyle Larson earning the pole for this weekend’s race at Dover was the first Busch Pole Award since Daytona too. Also,…

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Ford Drivers The Ones To Beat For Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Talladega, Ala – The second of four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series restrictor plate races is upon us. Sunday’s Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be the first race of the 2018 season at the Talladega Superspeedway. That race always draws a ton of attention, as the annual spring stop to the 2.66-mile high banked track is must-see action. Normally though, it’s tough to name favorites for a plate race. Good luck trying to do so. That’s why some betting sites offer $1-million to predict the top five finishing…

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Ford To Bring New Cup Car In 2019, Mustang Will Be The Car Choice

Global demand for the new 2018 model has driven Ford Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totaled 125,809 cars, according to Ford analysis of the most recent new light vehicle registration data from IHS Markit. This data – compiled from government and other sources and capturing 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries – puts Mustang ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include…

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Kurt Busch To Start On O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) Pole Due To Rain

FORT WORTH, TX – Unfortunately, knockout qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday wasn’t much of a knockout format this evening. Lightning and rain affected the Dallas/Fort Worth area just after the opening round of the scheduled three round qualifying session had concluded. Due to that, the starting lineup for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was set by the first round qualifying speeds. By virtue of that, Kurt Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s race…

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SHR, Fords Strong So Far This Weekend In Texas, Chevy Again Off

FORT WORTH, TX – With how quick the Ford group has been this season, it should come to no surprise whatsoever that they were the leaders out of the clubhouse on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway. In the lone practice session of the day on Friday, Ford, led by Stewart-Haas Racing, were 1-2-3 in the session. Kurt Busch topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1.5-mile oval at 196.200 mph in his No. 41 Ford. Busch, sat on the pole last year and broke the track record in…

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