How Did The 1st Day of Daytona 500 Practice Shape Up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for not one, but two practice sessions in preparation for next Sunday’s 60th Running of the Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). These practices were very tame though, as most of the time, teams decided to do single car runs, or run in draft with teammates. There were times late in both sessions that some drafting practice too place too. In the first of two 50 minute…

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Can Ford Teams Capitalize During Daytona Speedweeks

Depending on what driver or person you ask, the answer may vary on what to expect out of the Ford teams for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Most people though side on the fact that they may struggle. Last year, Ford put two drivers in the Championship 4 at Homestead, but they were really non factors in the race itself. As far as the whole season went, they were down across the board compared to the other two manufacturers. Well, Toyota will be in Year No. 2…

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Is Ford At a Big Disadvantage For 2018, Will Chevy Have Steep Learning Curve?

Since last summer, Brad Keselowski has been banging the Ford’s are at a disadvantage drum. While some see that as controversial, I see it as he’s right. Yes, you can look at Homestead and see that Ford has half of the Championship 4 in NASCAR’s premiere series. But, if you take a deeper look, you’d see that they didn’t make it there on pure speed alone. It is pretty clear that Ford and Chevrolet had an aero and speed differential compared to the Toyota’s last season. Toyota rolled out a…

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ThorSport Racing Partners With Ford For 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season

ThorSport Racing will partner with Ford Performance for the upcoming 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and beyond. Racing into its 23rd year of competition, the team looks to add to its notable history with support from the manufacturer. “With 23 years in the NCWTS, we look forward to our new partnership with Ford Performance in NASCAR,” said team owner Duke Thorson. “Our pursuit of wins and championships remains at the forefront of our objectives.” “We’re excited that ThorSport Racing has decided to switch to a F-Series truck for…

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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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