Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Fords In General Lead Final Daytona 500 Practice on Saturday

Daytona Beach, Fla – All the preliminary action in preparation for the 59th annual Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) is now in the book as final Daytona 500 practice took place on Saturday afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway. In that session, Fords dominated the speed charts as they took the top six overall speed and seven of the top eight. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the charge with a top lap of 198.452 mph in his No. 17 Ford. Stenhouse, has never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race,…

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Joey Logano, Fords In General Lead Daytona 500 Qualifying Practice on Saturday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was a long day of single car runs at the Daytona International Speedway, as 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the 2.5-mile high banked track in a four hour practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s qualifying round for the 59th annual Daytona 500. The good thing about a four-hour long session is it really gives us a great idea on who to watch for the pole in qualifying tomorrow afternoon (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). Unless teams were sandbagging, which I don’t think they…

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Ford Ready to Put Resources to Compete Again

Last Friday, Team Penske announced that they’d field an additional full-time NASCAR X-Finity Series entry in 2017. They said they were bringing back the No. 12 Ford for a “developmental” driver. But, if you were really paying attention, you’d notice this was the second Ford expansion in the X-Finity Series so far. In the week following the Brickyard 400, Stewart-Haas Racing announced they’d field a one-car X-Finity Series team in 2017 as well. The driver? “Developmental driver.” See a theme here?

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Can Team Penske Finally Get Signature Cup Win at Indy?

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone thought Team Penske would be the team to beat in May’s Indianapolis 500. They had dominated the race in 2015, and had also dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season up to that point. Heck, Roger Penske even drove the pace car for the event. Unfortunately, they struggled. But, they get another chance, this weekend, in the Brickyard 400. For Penske, this one is big. This is the 50th anniversary of the team and they’re checking milestone after milestone off one by one in 2016. They got…

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