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This weekend Ford Racing dominated during the qualifying round in five different motorsports series capturing the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, NHRA Funny Car Series, GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series.
GRAND-AM Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge (Mustang)
- Dean Martin held off a charging Billy Johnson,co-driver of the No.61 Roush Performance Products Ford Mustang GT, over the final half-hour of Saturday's Barber 200, the third round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, at Barber Motorsports Park, to win with co-driver Bob Michaelian in the No. 52 Rehagen Racing Products/bizrate.com Ford Mustang GT
- Pole-sitter Joe Foster led the opening 44 laps in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports/Bayshore Recycling Ford Mustang Boss 302R. Foster and co-driver Scott Maxwell finished eighth.
- Fords essentially dominated the day, leading all 76 laps.
- Ford currently leads the engine manufacturer standings with 98 points.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Fusion)
- Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Fusion, was the highest finishing Ford, coming in sixth in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.
- AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 43 Ford Fusion, started from the pole for the first time in his career and led for the first 17 laps. Allmendinger battled track conditions all day causing him to fall from the lead,ending his night with a 15th place finish
- Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Ford Fusion ran into early trouble when Kurt Busch got loose pushing Kahne into the wall and forcing him to the garage for an even 100 laps with extensive rear end damage.
- Top five finishers in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 include: (1) Ryan Newman -Chevrolet; (2) Jeff Gordon- Chevrolet; (3) Jimmie Johnson-Chevrolet; (4) Mark Martin-Chevrolet; (5) Juan Pablo Montoya-Toyota.
- Ford drivers finishing in the Top 20 at the Subway Fresh Fit 600 include: Carl Edwards (7th), AJ Allmendinger (15th), and David Ragan (19th).
- By virtue of his seventh place finish, Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion, jumped into the Top 12, climbing six spots to eighth while Matt Kenseth (second) and Greg Biffle (third) flipped spots in the standings, giving Ford three drivers in the Top 12.
NHRA Funny Car Series (Mustang)
- The trio of Force owned Ford Mustangs dominated qualifying for two days winding up 1-2-3 led by a resurgent John Force, Ashley Force Hood and 2009 Funny Car champ Robert Hight.
- Matt Hagan, Dodge, defeated Jeff Arend, Toyota, to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston
- Ford drivers and their final positions include; Robert Hight (lost to Jeff Arend in round two), Ashley Force Hood (lost to Del Worsham in round two), Tim Wilkerson (lost to Tony Pedregon in round two), John Force (lost to Tony Pedregon in round one), and Bob Tasca III (lost to Del Worsham in round one).
- Ford Racing driver point standings after Spring Nationals: 1st- John Force (441), 4th-Ashley Force Hood (312), 6th-Tim Wilkerson (283), 8th-Robert Hight (281), and 9th-Bob Tasca III (268).
World Rally Championship (Focus)
- NO RACE - World Rally Championship returns on April 16-18 with the Rally of Turkey
Rally America (Fiesta)
- NO RACE - Rally America returns on April 22 - 25 with the Olympus Rally in Olympia, Washington.
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Formula Drift (Mustang)
- Vaughn Gittin Jr., driver of the Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang won Formula Drift Round 1: Streets of Long Beach on Saturday.
NASCAR Nationwide Series (Fusion)
- Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 27 Fusion was the highest finishing Ford coming in fifth at the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway
- Pole-sitter Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Fusion was not far behind his fellow Ford teammate coming in sixth.
GRAND-AM Rolex Series
- Ozzi Negri and John Pew, co-drivers of the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley were the highest finishing Ford coming in second in the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
- Ricky Taylor, co-driver of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara captured his first career pole during Friday's qualifying round
NHRA Pro Stock Series (Mustang)
- Larry Morgan, driver of the Lucas Oil Pro Stock Ford Mustang, had an 18th place qualifying effort and was the best of the Fords, but it did not qualify him for final eliminations at the NHRA Spring Nationals.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (F-150)
- NO RACE - The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns on May 2 with the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.
Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
- NO RACE - The Ford Racing Mustang Challenge returns on April 24-25 at Virginia International Raceway.
FIA GT3/GT1 (Ford GT)
- NO RACE - FIA GT3/GT1 returns on May 2nd at Silverstone in Great Britain.