Making Sense Of ThorSport Seeking A New Manufacturer In The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series For 2018

ThorSport Racing announced on Tuesday that they have mutually agreed to end their six-year relationship with Toyota Racing. It’s some shocking news to say the least. ThorSport has become one of the most successful NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams over the last six years, all of which have come under Toyota power. The organization first joined Toyota for the 2012 season, and immediately won two championships in the first three years with them. In fact, all 14 of their victories in the series have come with Toyota. The team…

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Richard Petty Motorsports Merges With Richard Childress Racing, Switches From Ford To Chevrolet

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced today a new partnership between the two organizations.  RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to the team.  The RPM entry will also receive horsepower from ECR Engines, the high-performance engine production, research and development subsidiary of RCR.  With the transition, RPM will permanently move its team headquarters adjacent to the RCR campus in Welcome, N.C.  The move will begin immediately and be completed by January. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of success through our team partnerships over the past…

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Keselowski Warns Ford Is Set For a “Drubbing” In 2018, He’s Likely Right Too

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is now over. Martin Truex Jr. was crowned the season champion on Sunday night at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He and fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch had an intense battle over the final 18 laps, as the duo came home 1-2 in the race as well as the final standings too. It was fitting, because both were the top two drivers all year long as well. But, one driver warns that his manufacturer is set to get walloped in 2018. 

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Ford Dominates Homestead Weekend Thus Far

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. 

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Toyota’s Strength Great Sign For Championship Hopes on Sunday

Homestead, Fla – Four drivers enter Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) with a chance to be crowned the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Among those four drivers are two Ford cars and two Toyota. With qualifying and three practice sessions in the books this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, there’s nothing else left other than to settle to season championship. With the stats forming, it looks like it may be a battle between the Toyota drivers for the title. 

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Ford Looking For 1st Cup Champion In Over a Decade

Since 1965, Ford has won just eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. While they’re one of the most prestigious manufacturers and loyal participants in NASCAR, they just haven’t had the championship pedigree. Under the new “Chase” format that was adopted in 2004, Chevrolet has won 10 titles. Toyota and Dodge have each won a championship too. While Ford has won a title themselves, they haven’t won in over a decade. In fact, Kurt Busch won the inaugural championship under the “Chase” format in 2004. Unfortunately, they haven’t won a…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN)

The start of the third round begins on Sunday in the First Data 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). While the main focus is on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway, the overall focus is on the Round of 8. Here are the five storylines to watch.

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Can Ford and Chevrolet Compete With Toyota At Kansas This Weekend

We already know that the Toyota drivers are going to be strong this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. It’s another 1.5-mile track and already the competition is saying that their Toyota counterparts are the ones to obviously beat. Rightfully so too. Toyota drivers have won the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on intermediate tracks and six of the nine overall. Plus, they’ve also dominated the laps led category on them too. On these types of circuits, Toyota drivers have combined to lead 3,036 laps in 2017, compared…

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Fords, Hendrick Motorsports The Drivers To Beat In Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN)

Talladega, Ala – After all the preliminary action on the Talladega Superspeedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers this weekend, one thing is clear among the uncertainly that surrounds restrictor plate racing, the Fords and Hendrick Motorsports have the cars to beat. In two practice sessions on Friday, it proved that. But, so did qualifying for Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN). It should come to no surprise that the Ford drivers were strong. While speed in practice and contending on race day in a plate race don’t normally correlate…

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Talladega A Great Shot For Stenhouse, Ford Drivers To Shine

As we reach the midway point of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, four of the 12 drivers still eligible for this year’s championship are Ford powered. With that being said, three of the four drivers on the outside looking in on the playoff grid belong to the blue oval. Brad Keselowski is currently 10th, two points out, Ryan Blaney is 11th, five points out while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is 12th, 10 points behind. See, only eight of the 12 drivers in the standings will…

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