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DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 5 - 7.
• Casey Mears was the top finishing Ford (9th) in Saturday night’s race at Daytona, after two crashes on the final lap took out many of the contenders. Jimmie Johnson (Chevy) won the event.
• Ford’s best chance to win came with Marcos Ambrose, who made a bold move to take the lead on Johnson and Kasey Kahne with five laps left, but Johnson forced Ambrose into Kahne, damaging both cars.
• Ricky Stenhouse ran in the top 10 most of the day, and finished 11th as cars crashed around him.
• Carl Edwards, following a last-lap crash, dropped to third in points, 71 behind Johnson. Greg Biffle is 8th and Brad Keselowski 13th in the standings.
• Ford is 37 points behind Chevrolet in the manufacturer’s standings.
• Penske Racing’s Sam Hornish Jr. led 61 of the 101 laps, but faded on the final restart and finished 7th in Friday night’s Nationwide race at Daytona. Matt Kenseth (Toyota) won the event.
• Hornish’s teammate Joey Logano was 9th and Trevor Bayne 10th.
• Hornish sits No. 2 in the championship standings, six behind Regan Smith.
• Ford is one point behind Toyota in the manufacturer’s standings.
• Courtney Force was the lone Mustang to reach the semifinals in the Norwalk, Ohio event won by Johnny Gray (Dodge).
• John Force was the No. 1 qualifier for the event, and he, Courtney and Bob Tasca III all won their first round match-ups.
• John Force has moved up to 5th in the driver’s championship. Courtney is 7th, Tim Wilkerson 8th, Bob Tasca 10th and Robert Hight 11th.
• Ford is 220 ahead of Dodge in the manufacturer’s standings.
Super V8 Racing
• Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom took Ford Falcon to a 1-2 finish in the first of two races this weekend in the Sucrogen Townsville 400 events.
• In Sunday’s race, Winterbottom finished fourth and Davison 10th.
• After 21 races in the championship, Davison sits third in the driver’s championship, 215 behind. Winterbottom sits fourth.
• Ford FPR sits No. 2 in the team championship.