Ford Performance Tag

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
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Although Kevin Harvick had the dominant car in the Hollywood Casino 400, a mistake on pit road cost him the chance at victory. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver won the second stage and was leading until he was busted for speeding on pit road. Harvick had a comfortable lead in his No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion over eventual winner Chase Elliott. On lap 213, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and Elliott both elected to duck onto Kansas Speedway’s pit road. After returning toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A top-10 finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 was a refreshing change of pace for Ty Majeski. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver earned just his second top-10 finish of the season, which has produced underwhelming results. On the final green flag run, Majeski was one of just eight drivers left on the lead lap at Kansas Speedway. In the uneventful run to the finish, the Roush Fenway Racing Program 60 driver slipped backward. Majeski dropped from sixth to eighth by the time the checkered flagRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite a race-altering spin, Chase Briscoe still managed to score a top-10 finish at Iowa Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver struggled throughout the US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, giving the No. 60 car it’s 14th incident this season. Briscoe’s race changing spin occurred with 11 laps to go as his No. 60 Ford Mustang spun in front of race leader Christopher Bell. After crossing over a patch on the track, the Ford Mustang broke loose, sending up a plume of smoke on the frontstretch.Read More

Posted On July 24, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Ty Majeski

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down at Kentucky Speedway with Roush Fenway Racing’s Ty Majeski. Majeski is a 23-year-old part-time driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He drives the No. 60 Ford Mustang in the Xfinity Series and the No. 91 Super Late Model. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Ty Majeski: “Just growing up, my family and I always watched racing. I always enjoyed playing racing games on PlayStation, video games. We’re sitting at the dinner tableRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A difficult part-time season is finally turning around for Roush Fenway Racing’s Ty Majeski, as the Ford Performance development driver earned a career best finish in the Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway. However, Majeski’s top-10 did not come without a challenge to overcome. Under a late caution on lap 200, he was busted for speeding on pit road in his No. 60 Ford Mustang. The penalty dropped Majeski from inside the top-10 to the tail-end of the lead lap. On the ensuing restart, he climbedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The development of NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Austin Cindric continued at Pocono Raceway. The Ford Performance driver earned his best career finish to date in the Xfinity Series in the Pocono Green 250. In the chaos of the final restart at the ‘Tricky Triangle,’ Cindric held station in his No. 12 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang. As he passed his fellow Ford Performance drivers, Cole Custer and Paul Menard on the expansive frontstretch, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott cruisedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch has been able to witness the evolution of Ford Performance throughout his career. Of course, Busch started his career in the Fords owned by Jack Roush. Last year, he returned to Ford with Stewart-Haas Racing in the No. 41 Monster Energy / Haas Automation Ford Fusion. Of Busch’s 29 victories in NASCAR’s Premier Series, 12 came while driving the ‘Blue Oval.’ In 2018 alone, Ford Performance has captured seven victories in the first 12Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the past two seasons, both Chevrolet and Toyota have rolled out new versions of their Gen-6 Cup Series cars, with Chevrolet electing to go with the Camaro and Toyota showing off a revamped nose on their Camry. Now, Ford will get their chance to update their model that they race in NASCAR’s premier series. Earlier this year, team owner Roger Penske let it slip that the Blue Oval Brigade would be getting a new car next year and speculation began that the Mustang wouldRead More