Ford Performance Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was one position shy from being perfect on the road courses in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. A late-race caution brought out by Gray Gaulding left the Ford Performance driver with a dilemma, pit for tires with less than five laps to go or stay on track. Crew chief Brian Wilson elected to put tires on Cindric’s No. 22 Menards / Richmond Ford Mustang. The team dropped from third to 20th on the running order. With two laps to go in the CTECHRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – If there was any pressure mounting on Ryan Blaney to win, the Team Penske driver hasn’t noticed. While Blaney’s teammates, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have visited victory lane for a combined five times, he has yet to find victory lane in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The driver of the No. 12 Dent Wizard Ford Mustang last won at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval last season. Blaney is the only driver in the top-10 in the championship pointsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A wild night at Charlotte Motor Speedway leaves Ricky Stenhouse Jr with a top-five finish. The Roush Fenway Racing driver lined up inside the top-five on the final restart of the Coca-Cola 600. With five laps to go in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Stenhouse took advantage of the slower traffic of his teammate Ryan Newman and David Ragan. Although Stenhouse gained two positions in the chaos from his fellow Ford Performance drivers, he slipped behind eventual race winner MartinRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Recent winning history on the Talladega Superspeedway high banks has been dominated by a distinctive blue oval. Ford drivers hold a seven-race winning streak as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Alabama for Sunday’s GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – the winningest stretch for a manufacturer in more than a decade of competition on what is ironically considered one of the most unpredictable venues. Not only has Ford owned the party inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Late-race pit strategy by crew chief Greg Erwin earned Paul Menard his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-10 finish of 2019. Menard was one of just four drivers, including race winner Kyle Busch, that elected not to pit under caution with 20 laps go in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. After running just outside the top-10 prior to the caution in the No. 21 Menards / Sylvania Ford Mustang, he found himself in prime position to attempt an upset. On theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 43 Years in Cup: 18 Career Wins: 45 Biggest Accomplishment: 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion While the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was one of the best in Kevin Harvick’s career, he failed to walk away with his second championship. Opportunity awaits in 2019 as Harvick returns to the No. 4 Busch FordRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The next generation of stockcar used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series could make its’ debut within the next few years, with a new powertrain close behind. “I think it’s still possible to do something for 2021 for a new car,” Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance stated. The Gen 6 car currently used by the Cup Series was introduced in 2013. It replaced a widely unpopular Gen 5, ‘Car of Tomorrow,’ which instituted a wide range of safety improvements. The Gen 5Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 40 Years in Cup: 18 Career Wins: 30 Biggest Accomplishment: 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Coming off of a strong 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Kurt Busch moves to Chip Ganassi Racing and Chevrolet for the 2019 season.  Busch had spent the last five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing and the last two withRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent *Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into next month’s 61st running of the Daytona 500. Age: 38 Years in Cup: 12 Career Wins: One The 2018 season marked the best for Paul Menard since he made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 2015. In 2018, Menard earned just one top-five finish, in a rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway. He earned a total of seven top-10 finishes throughout the season. MenardRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Immediately after winning their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Manufacturer’s Championship in 16 years, Ford Performance is preparing to keep their momentum going into next season as the ‘Blue Oval’ is retiring the Fusion model and hyping the new Mustang for the 2019 season. The switch to the Mustang is the first model change for Ford in NASCAR in 13 years. The Fusion, which was run from 2006-2018, also transformed from the Gen 4 to Gen 5, and finally the current Gen 6 car.Read More