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 Ford Racing Weekend Results- 10/7/2011

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Fusion)
• Carl Edwards took sole possession of the Sprint Cup lead with a fifth-place finish at Kansas, one of four Ford drivers to finish in the top-10.  Edwards battled back from one-lap down to move into the points lead.
• Fellow Chase participant Matt Kenseth led all Ford drivers in fourth, joined by Greg Biffle (P8) and Marcos Ambrose (P9) in the top-10.
• Kenseth led 26 laps and Biffle, who started on the pole, led 23.
• The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase continues next week at Charlotte on Oct. 23.

NASCAR Chase Field
1. Carl Edwards (2,161 points)
2. Kevin Harvick (-1)
3. Jimmy Johnson (-4)
4. Brad Keselowski (-11)
5. Matt Kenseth (-12)
6. Kurt Busch (-16)
7. Tony Stewart (-19)
8. Kyle Busch (-20)
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-43)
10. Jeff Gordon (-47)
11. Ryan Newman (-54)
12. Denny Hamlin (-79)

NASCAR Nationwide Series (Mustang)
• Carl Edwards started on the pole in Kansas and finished second to lead three Ford drivers in the top-10.
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth and Trevor Bayne came across in ninth.
• Ford extended its manufacturer’s standings lead over Toyota to six points. Chevy now sits 18 back.
• There are four races remaining on the schedule, including next week at Charlotte.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Standings
1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (1,064)
2. Elliott Sadler (-20)
3. Reed Sorenson (-70)

NHRA Funny Car Series (Mustang) -- NO RACE
• Ford (2,860 points) leads the manufacturer’s standings by 1,080 points over Dodge
• The Countdown continues next week in Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 14-16.

NHRA Funny Car Countdown Field
1. Matt Hagan (2,303 points)
2. Mike Neff (-2)
3. Cruz Pedregon (-32)
4. Robert Hight (-52)
5. Jack Beckman (-55)
6. Ron Capps (-90)
7. Bob Tasca III (-134)
8. Jeff Arend (-135)
9. John Force (-167)
10. Tim Wilkerson (-181)

World Rally Championship (Fiesta) -- NO RACE
• Hirvonen is tied with Sebastian Loeb for the driver's championship, with two events remaining.
• Ford sits second in the manufacturer's standings behind Citroen (-54).
• The second-to-last event on the 2011 schedule, Rally of Spain, is set for Oct 20-23.

WRC Driver's Championship
1. tie, Sebastian Loeb (196)
1. tie, Mikko Hirvonen (-0)

Other Ford Racing Results

Action Sports Athletes
• Justin Pawlak advanced to the round of eight but was edged by Darren McNamara, ending his season just 5.75 points shy of a driver’s championship behind Daijiro Yoshihara.
• Vaughn Gittin Jr. finished the year in 11th

NHRA Pro Stock Series (Mustang) -- NO RACE
• NHRA Pro Stock returns next week in Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 14-16..

SCCA World Challenge GTS (Mustang) -- SEASON COMPLETE
• Paul Brown won the driver's championship, and helped Ford to a manufacturer's title.

GRAND-AM Rolex Series (Daytona Prototypes) – SEASON COMPLETE
• John Pew and Oz Negri of Michael Shank Racing were the next highest-ranked Ford-powered drivers, finishing sixth.
• Ford finished third in the engine manufacturer standings, 44 points behind Chevy/BMW.

• Billy Johnson/Jack Roush Jr. finished second in both the driver and team standings, just nine points behind champion Paul Dalla Lana. Maxwell/Foster finished eighth in the driver standings.
• Ford finished second in the engine manufacturer standings, 14 points behind BMW.

Global RallyCross Championship (Fiesta/Focus) – SEASON COMPLETE
• Tanner Foust clinched the Global RallyCross Championship, SuperRally Championship and Overall Championship at X Games 17.

RallyCar Rally America (Fiesta) –SEASON COMPLETE
• Dillon Van Way was the highest finishing Ford Fiesta taking second in the 2011 2WD championship. Ford RallyCar winners in 2011 were Dillion Van Way (Sno*Drift) and Chris Duplessis (New England Forest Rally).




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