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 Motorsports News and Information - 2012 News Archive: January-June

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DEARBORN -- Check out all of the motorsports news and information from April-September.  For the latest news visit the Motorsports page.
 
 

Gymkhana FIVE Set for July Release
Updated: June-28-2012
COLOGNE, Germany/SAN FRANCISCO, Cali. - World Rally Star and viral video sensation Ken Block has confirmed that Gymkhana FIVE will make its global debut on Monday, July 9th via the DC ShoesYouTube channel.

Ford Racing Announces Official Hash Tag for X Games 18
Updated: June-28-2012
DEARBORN – Ford Racing has announced several social media efforts that will highlight the manufacturer’s presence at X Games 18 this week, including an official hash tag and a Facebook tab that will serve as a centralized hub for information during the week of the event.

Solberg Secures Podium Place for Ford at Rally New Zealand
Updated: June-25-2012
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford World Rally Team drivers Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson claimed their fourth podium of the season when they finished third in Brother Rally New Zealand yesterday. Driving a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, they battled up the leaderboard after losing time early in the three-day rally and climbed to third in the FIA World Rally Championship driver standings.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 6/15/2012
Updated: June-18-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for June 15 - 17, 2012. Matt Kenseth remains atop the points standings after a third-place finish at Michigan (NCS). Marcos Ambronse started on the pole at Michigan and finished ninth (NCS). Michael Annett leads the Blue Ovals at Michigan with an 11th place finish (NNS). Bob Tasca III qualified first at Bristol but was eliminated in the second round (NHRA). Mark Winterbottom picked up a pair of third-place finishes at Hidden Valley Raceway (V8 Supercars). span>

New 2013 F-150 FX4 to Serve as Pace Truck for Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup Race
Updated: June-14-2012
DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Company will introduce the latest version of the F-150, part of America’s best-selling truck lineup, on Sunday when Ford’s President of The Americas Mark Fields leads the field to green for Michigan International Speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in the new 2013 F-150.

Ford Racing Unveils New Updates to 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Car – Increased Brand Identity
Updated: June-12-2012
DEARBORN - After unveiling the 2013 NASCAR Fusion at Charlotte Motor Speedway in January and highlighting the first version of its new car in a team paint scheme on Memorial Day weekend, Ford Racing is using the upcoming race weekend in Michigan to unveil updates to the design of the Cup car which shows even more brand identity through enhanced design cues, including new grille work and hood lines.

Ford Fiesta Finishes 1-2-3 in Round 2 Global Rallycross Championship at Texas Motor Speedway
Updated: June-11-2012
FT. WORTH, TX. – It’s clear that Texas loves Fiesta.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 6/8/2012
Updated: June-11-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for June 8 - 10, 2012. Fiesta sweeps the podium in Texas, led by the second-consecutive victory by Marcus Gronholm (Global RallyCross). Billy Johnson/Jack Roush Jr. drove the No. 61 Mustang Boss 302R to victory at Mid-Ohio (Grand-Am CTSCC). Kenseth takes over the points lead at Pocono with a seventh-place finish (NASCAR Sprint Cup). Lucas Luhr and Alex Popow led the Ford contingent with a fourth-place finish at Mid-Ohio (Grand-Am Rolex).

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 6/1/2012
Updated: June-4-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for June 1 - 3, 2012. Chris Duplessis won the 2WD class at Rally America STPR. Matt Kenseth led four Fusions in the top-11 at Dover (Sprint Cup). Michael Annett paced the Mustangs in Dover (NNS). Tanner Foust finished second in Hungary (ERC). Justin Pawlak’s winning streak came to an end at PBIR with a fourth-place finish (Formula Drift). Courtney Force and Robert Hight each fell in the semifinals in Englishtown (NHRA Funny Car). Ford DP pilots Ryan Dalziel/Enzo Potolicchio retained the championship lead after Grand-Am’s visit to Belle Isle.

Solid Outing for Team Ford Racing at Zwartkops
Updated: May-30-2012
PRETORIA, South Africa — Team Ford Racing had a solid outing at the fourth round of the WesBank Super Series, which took place at Zwartkops Raceway east of Pretoria on May 28. The team emerged with a race win and a further three podium finishes in Class T of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/25/2012
Updated: May-29-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 25 - 27, 2012. Marcus Gronholm and Tanner Foust made it a 1-2 Fiesta finish in the GRC opener at Charlotte. Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle led three Ford drivers in the top-10 in Charlotte. NNS points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. suffered mechanical issues at Charlotte, but held onto his points lead. Fiestas finished 3-5 in Rally Acropolis.

Moments to Capture, Share this Weekend in Charlotte
Updated: May-25-2012
CONCORD, N.C. - Charlotte Motor Speedway will be driving in the fast lane this weekend as NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series take to the pavement, however, the Global Rallycross Championship will be joining them with a star-studded competition.

Ford Racing Unveils First 2013 NASCAR Fusion Team Paint Scheme
Updated: May-23-2012
CONCORD, N.C. - After unveiling the 2013 NASCAR Fusion at Charlotte Motor Speedway in January, Ford Racing is using the annual Memorial Day Weekend race at the track to highlight the first version of its new car in a team paint scheme.

Ford Highlights EcoBoost Brand by Renaming NASCAR Championship Races
Updated: May-22-2012
Miami – Ford Motor Company and Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced that NASCAR’s season-ending championship races in South Florida will be named the Ford EcoBoost 200, Ford EcoBoost 300 and Ford EcoBoost 400 for 2012.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/18/2012
Updated: May-21-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 18 - 20, 2012. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the field to pick up his third win at Iowa in two seasons. Matt Kenseth (p3) and Marcos Ambrose (p7) led the Ford drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race. Tim Wilkerson and Robert Hight both fell in the semifinals in Topkea, meaning a Ford Mustang failed to reach the finals for the first time this season (NHRA). Kyle LeDuc picked up two more wins in Pro 4 Unlimited, continuing his winning streak to start 2012.

One Ford Philosophy Proves Vital as Design Center Assists in Development of 2013 NASCAR Fusion
Updated: May-15-2012
DEARBORN – The 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion is still nine months away from its official debut in the Daytona 500, but the race to get it from concept to competition is progressing right on schedule.

All-New 2013 Ford Escape Set to Pace NASCAR Stable of Races at Kentucky Speedway
Updated: May-15-2012
LOUISVILLE - Ford Motor Company rolled out its latest NASCAR pace vehicle today – the all-new 2013 Ford Escape – which will make its pace vehicle debut during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend at nearby Kentucky Speedway June 28-30.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/11/2012
Updated: May-14-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 11 - 13, 2012. Matt Kenseth led three Ford drivers in the top-10 at Darlington with a sixth-place finish, (Sprint Cup). Biffle, Kenseth sit 1-2 in NSC points standings. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. extended his points lead with a sixth-place finish at Darlington (NNS). Justin Pawlak won his second straight Formula Drift event to open 2012. Focus ST-R finishes a season-best fourth at New Jersey.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/4/2012
Updated: May-7-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 4 - 6, 2012. Robert Hight reached the finals in Atlanta (NHRA), but couldn’t keep John Force Racing’s win streak alive, falling to Ron Capps. Four Ford drivers finished in the top-10 at Talladega (NASCR), led by Matt Kenseth (P3) and points leader Greg Biffle (P5). Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took over the NASCAR Nationwide points lead with a third-place finish at Talladega.

Powerful New Focus Shines in 2012 CTCC Opening Round
Updated: May-2-2012
SHANGHAI, China — The Changan Ford Racing Team got off to a flying start by snatching the top four places in the opening round of the 2012 China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) last weekend.

Ford Creates History With Landmark Result at Rally Argentina
Updated: Apr-30-012
DEARBORN COLOGNE, Germany - Ford has claimed its 150th consecutive points finish in the FIA World Rally Championship. Sixth place for Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson at Rally Argentina yesterday enabled Ford to become the first manufacturer to reach the milestone figure in the championship’s 39-year history.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 4/27/2012
Updated: Apr-27-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for April 27 - 29, 2012. Mike Neff extended John Force Racing's winning streak to six in Houston. Robert Hight's bid for a fifth-consecutive victory ended in the semifinals. A drive-through penalty after a controversial restart in Richmond bumped Carl Edwards from the front of the pack to an eventual 10th place finish in Sprint Cup. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth and climbed to within two of the Nationwide series lead in Richmond. Ford M-Sport scored points in its 150th consecutive WRC event, the first manufacturer to reach the milestone.

Stamina the Key for Ford at Rally Argentina
Updated: Apr-26-2012
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford World Rally Team faces the longest FIA World Rally Championship encounter for almost 10 years in South America tomorrow.  More than 500km of rough road competition lie in wait at Rally Argentina making this fifth round of the season the longest since Kenya’s legendary Safari Rally in 2002.

Ford Unveils Historic All-New Focus Electric Pace Car for NASCAR Capital City 400 Race This Weekend
Updated: Apr-26-2012
RICHMOND, Va. – After being unveiled in a public ceremony at the Virginia State Capitol, the 2012 Focus Electric pace cars are ready for their historic race weekend when they become the first all-electric vehicles to pace a NASCAR Sprint Cup event.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 4/20/2012
Updated: Apr-23-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for April 20 - 22, 2012. Matt Kenseth paced three Ford drivers in the top-10 at Kansas Speedway in NASCAR Sprint Cup action. Greg Biffle remains atop the Sprint Cup points standings. Brian Deegan won Round 3 in both the Pro2 Unlimited and Pro Lite Unlimited and Kyle Leduc won Rounds 3 and 4 in Pro 4 Unlimited in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing action.

Ford Makes NASCAR History as All-New Focus Electric Becomes First All-Electric Pace Car for the Richmond 400
Updated: Apr-16-2012
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company is again making NASCAR history this month as the all-new Focus Electric becomes the first all-electric pace car to ever lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 4/13/2012
Updated: Apr-16-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for April 13 - 15, 2012. It was a dominant weekend for Ford Racing, with Blue Ovals finding victory lane in NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NHRA Funny Car series. Points leader Greg Biffle continued his amazing start to 2012 and claimed the Sprint Cup checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. helped Ford sweep the weekend in Texas with a victory in the NASCAR Nationwide series. Robert Hight won his fourth consecutive event, claiming the Wally at the NHRA 4Wide Nationals.

Wind Tunnel Testing Plays Vital Role for Ford Racing in Development of 2013 NASCAR Fusion
Updated: Apr-9-2012
DEARBORN – It may seem strange that on a race track where 43 cars can beat and bang on each other for the better part of three hours that the one thing nobody can see sometimes makes the most difference in who gets across the finish line first.

2013 Mustang Powers Justin Pawlak to Victory in Formula Drift Season Opener at Long Beach
Updated: Apr-11-2012
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Justin Pawlak and Falken Tire 2013 Ford Mustang kicked off the 2012 Formula Drift season with victory on the streets of Long Beach. For Pawlak it marked the second straight year he has won at Long Beach and for Mustang it was the third straight win in the season opening event.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 4/6/2012
Updated: Apr-9-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for April 6 - 8, 2012.Justin Pawlak and Falken Tire 2013 Ford Mustang kicked off the 2012 Formula Drift season with victory on the streets of Long Beach.

Ford Fiestas Claim Podium Clean Sweep in Rally de Portugal
Updated: Apr-2-2012
Brentwood, U.K. - Ford claimed a 1-2-3 finish with the Fiesta RS World Rally Car in Rallye de Portugal following a late decision to exclude winners Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen for a technical infringement on their car.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 3/30/2012
Updated: Apr-1-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for March 30 - April 1, 2012. Robert Hight won yet another NHRA Funny Car all-Ford Mustang final in Las Vegas, defeating fellow Ford driver Bob Tasca III for his third-consecutive event victory. Mads Ostberg led a Fiesta sweep of the podium in WRC Rally Portugal. Matt Kenseth finished fourth to pace all Blue Oval drivers at Martinsville in NASCAR Sprint Cup action.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 3/23/2012
Updated: Mar-26-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for March 23 - 25, 2012. Carl Edwards (P5) and Greg Biffle (P6) led the Ford drivers in a rain-shortened Auto Club 400 to lead the Ford drivers in California Sprint Cup action. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished second in the Nationwide race on Saturday. Justin Bell picked up a pair of victories in the opening two rounds of the SCCA World Challenge with his Boss 302S.

Alan Mann: Motorsport Legend
Updated: Mar-23-2012
BRENTWOOD, England - Alan Mann, who died on March 21st aged 75, was a highly successful motor racing team owner who played a key role in the Ford Motor Company’s worldwide Total Performance programme of the 1960s.

2013 NASCAR Fusion Proves to be a Hit with Race Fans
Updated: Mar-22-2012
DEARBORN – First it was the media, and now the race fans. After being unveiled as part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway annual media tour on Jan. 24, the 2013 NASCAR Fusion – much like the 2013 Fusion production car - has had a steady stream of positive publicity for its sleek and sporty design.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 3/16/2012
Updated: Mar-19-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for March 16 - 18, 2012. Matt Kenseth led all Ford drivers with a second-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Greg Biffle started on the pole and finished 13th to remain atop the championship standings. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P6) and Trevor Bayne (P8) both finished in the top-10 in the NNS race.

Ford Motorsport Update
Updated: Mar-16-2012
BRENTWOOD, UK - Away from the World Rally Championship, where Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson finished third in last weekend’s Rally Mexico, Ford continues to enjoy motorsport success around the globe.

Team Ford Makes History in Absa Off Road Championship
Updated: Mar-14-2012
PRETORIA, South Africa — Team Ford Racing has started the 2012 season in spectacular fashion, with two Ford Rangers becoming the first-ever diesel powered vehicles to deliver a one-two finish in the Absa Off Road Championship.

Solberg Claims Podium And Power Stage Victory In Mexico
Updated: Mar-12-2012
LEON, Mexico - Ford World Rally Team drivers Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson finished third in Rally Mexico yesterday.  The Norwegian driver and his British co-driver also won the final Power Stage speed test in their Fiesta RS World Rally Car to claim maximum bonus points in their FIA World Rally Championship challenge. 

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 3/9/2012
Updated: Mar-12-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for March 9 - 11, 2012. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his first Nationwide race of 2012 at Las Vegas. Greg Biffle finished third for the third-consecutive race to open the year and took over the championship points lead. Rain postponed the final two rounds of the NHRA Gatornationals. Petter Solberg finished third at Rally Mexico.

Team Ford Starts 2012 with a Bang
Updated: Mar-8-2012
PRETORIA, South Africa — Team Ford Racing has had a great start to their 2012 Bridgestone Production Car campaign, taking a race win and three podiums at Zwartkops Raceway (Pretoria West) on March 3.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 3/2/2012
Updated: Mar-5-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for March 2-4, 2012. Greg Biffle led all Ford drivers with a third-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway and climbed into second in the championship standings. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished third in the NASCAR Nationwide Race to join Trevor Bayne in the top-five in the championship standings.

Ford World Rally Team: Fast and Loose in Mexico
Updated: Mar-2-2012
LEON, Mexico – The Ford World Rally Team faces its first gravel encounter of the 2012​ season in Mexico next week aiming to extend its winning streak on loose surface rallies. The squad is unbeaten on such roads since September 2011, following wins on gravel in Australia and Britain last year and a podium lockout for the Fiesta RS World Rally Car on snow in Sweden last month.

What a Great Start!
Updated: Mar-1-2012
DEARBORN – Penske Racing is coming back to Ford. After a 10-year hiatus, Penske Racing returns its two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup operation to Ford Racing beginning with the 2013 Daytona 500, and if its latest term is anything like the most recent one, Ford fans will have plenty to cheer about.

Ford Racing Expands NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Roster With Addition of Penske Racing for 2013 Season
Updated: Mar-1-2012
DEARBORN – Penske Racing is coming back to Ford. After a 10-year hiatus, Penske Racing returns its two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup operation to Ford Racing beginning with the 2013 Daytona 500, and if its latest term is anything like the most recent one, Ford fans will have plenty to cheer about.

Latvala Ready for Gravel Fight
Updated: Feb-29-2012
COLOGNE, Germany -- Jari-Matti Latvala says he feels prepared to fight for victory on some of the rougher gravel events of this year's FIA World Rally Championship.

Matt Kenseth Gives Ford Second Straight Daytona 500 Victory
Updated: Feb-27-2012
DAYTONA, Fla. - Matt Kenseth gave Ford its second straight Daytona 500 victory and third in the last four years by winning the rain-delayed event early on Tuesday morning at Daytona International Speedway.

Ken Block Powers Monster World Rally Team H.F.H.V. Fiesta to Victory at 100 Acre Wood; Chris Duplessis and Fiesta R2 Claim 2WD Win
Updated: Feb-27-2012
SALEM, Mo. – Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team H.F.H.V. Ford Fiesta made their 2012 debut at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood and it ended the way every race ever has for Ken Block in rural Missouri, with a victory.

Ford Racing Weekend Results - 2/24/2012
Updated: Feb-27-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for Feb. 24 - 26, 2012. Ken Block claimed his sixth-career Rally in the 100 Acre Wood victory and Chris Duplessis extended his Rally America 2WD winning streak to three events dating back to last season.

Ford to Highlight EcoBoost Brand to NASCAR Audience Via Multi-tiered Platform Beginning with Daytona 500
Updated: Feb-20-2012
DEARBORN – EcoBoost, the line of Ford production car engines that provides increased power and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions, is coming to NASCAR, but not under the hood.

Ford Racing Weekend Results- 2/17/2012
Updated: Feb-19-2012
DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for Feb. 17 - 19, 2012. Robert Hight beat Mike Neff in an All-Ford Mustang final at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Carl Edwards (pole) and Greg Biffle swept the front row in qualifying for the Daytona 500. Marcos Ambrose (P3) led five Ford drivers participating in the Bud Shootout as part of Speedweeks.

Ford Racing Radio for Feb. 15
Updated: Feb-15-2012
DAYTONA - Ford Racing Radio catches up with Trevor Bayne, the 2011 Daytona 500 champion as Speedweek at Daytona gets underway. FR Radio also sits down for a 1-on-1 with Ken Block on his ambitious 19 event 2012 schedule which will see him racing more in North America including the entire Global RallyCross Championship. 

Latvala Wins Rally Sweden for Ford
Updated: Feb-13-2012
DAYTONA - SWEDEN - Ford World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won Rally Sweden by 16.6sec after a tense finale to this second round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Changan Ford Racing on Track to Another Great Year with Support from Two New Technical Partners
Updated: Feb-12-2012
DEARBORN–SHANGHAI, China — Changan Ford Racing is aiming for even greater success this year despite an already phenomenal performance in 2011.

Ford Racing Weekend Results- 2/10/2012
Updated: Feb-12-2012
DEARBORN–DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for Feb. 10 - 12, 2012. John Force won an all-Ford Mustang final at in the NHRA 2012 opener in Pomona, edging Mike Neff in the best run of the weekend for both cars. Ford Fiesta driver Jari-Matti Latvala won Rally Sweden by 16.6 seconds, the first WRC win for Ford this season.

Team Aon Focus Racers to Enter World Touring Car Chamionship
Updated: Feb-9-2012
LITTLEHAMPTON, England – Ford-supported Team Aon is to enter the 2012 World Touring Car Championship with two of its new specification Focus race cars. Young British racers Tom Chilton and James Nash will drive for the Littlehampton-based team, in a step up for both of them, following successful campaigns in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Ford Racing Radio for Feb. 8
Updated: Feb-8-2012
DEARBORN–Ford Racing Radio for this week shines the spot light on NHRA and a conversation with the 15-time NHRA Funny Car champ and Ford Racing legend John Force as the 2012 season kicks off. Speaking of legends how about catching up with 1967 Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti. 

Ford Targets Six of the Best at Scandinavian Snowfest
Updated: Feb-3-2012
KARLSTAD, Sweden - Ford World Rally Team’s Nordic drivers will aim to extend the squad’s winning grip at the Swedish Rally (9 - 12 February) next week. The team has won the last five fixtures of the FIA World Rally Championship’s only true winter encounter and both Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Norway’s Petter Solberg have Swedish victories to their names.

Ford Sweeps Podium of 50th Running of Rolex 24
Updated: Jan-30-2012
DAYTONA, Fla. – Historic events are often filled with special moments, and the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 was no exception. Ford powered cars managed to sweep the podium of North America’s greatest endurance test at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday to kick off the 2012 season of the Grand-Am Rolex series.

Boss 302R Claims Victory in Grand-Am Season-Opener at Daytona
Updated: Jan-30-2012
DAYTONA, Fla. – Each of the past two seasons, Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. have brought their Ford Mustang Boss 302R home from Daytona International Speedway with disappointment, their days ended early with incidents beyond their control.

Fiesta Claims Two Podium Spots at Sno*Drift as Chris Duplessis and R2 Fiesta Dominate 2WD Class
Updated: Jan-30-2012
HILLMAN, Mich. – One year ago as the lone Fiesta entered in Rally America, Dillon Van Way posted Fiesta’s first North American 2WD rally class win at

Ford Racing Weekend Results- 1/27/2012
Updated: Jan-30-2012
DEARBORN — Weekend racing results for Jan. 27 - Jan. 29, 2012. Ford swept the podium of the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, led by the Michael Shank Racing No. 60 Daytona Prototype. Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. won the Grand-Am CTSCC opener at Daytona in their Boss 302R. Chris Duplessis won Sno*Drift 2WD class by 5 minutes, 36 seconds.

New 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Brings the “Stock Car” Back to NASCAR
Updated: Jan-26-2012
CONCORD, N.C. – Manufacturer brand identity is back in NASCAR. The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, unveiled today as part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, was worked on by Ford designers in an effort to bring brand identity back to the sport. The result is undeniable with the 2013 Sprint Cup car mirroring the recently unveiled 2013 Ford Fusion production car.

Ford Racing Radio for Jan. 25
Updated: Jan-26-2012
DEARBORN - Join award-winning auto racing broadcaster Larry Henry for this week's edition of Ford Racing Radio. This week, Larry recaps Ford's podium finish at Rallye Monte-Carlo and the unveiling of the 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car. Larry also talks to Glen Wood, the legendary team owner who has been inducted in to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., and previews this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona Grand-Am race.

Ford Racing’s Focus ST-R Ready for Competition Debut at Daytona International Speedway in the Grand-Am 200
Updated: Jan-26-2012
DAYTONA, Fla. – Ford Racing’s Focus ST-R will make its competition debut this Friday afternoon in the Grand-Am 200 at Daytona International Speedway in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge as part of the ST field during the Grand-Am weekend.

VIDEO: Ford Racing's Newest Turnkey Ready to Race Car the Focus ST-R
Updated: Jan-23-2012
HOMESTEAD - The Ford Racing's family of turnkey ready to race cars has been a force on the track since the introduction of the Mustang FR-500C at SEMA in 2004. The success and heritage has been passed from the FR500C to three versions of the Cobra Jet and to the BOSS 302R. Now Ford Racing introduces the Focus ST-R which will make its competition debut this weekend at Daytona International Raceway in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. In this video from Ford Racing TV, Ford Racing Engineering Supervisor, Mark Wilson and Multimatic Motorsports Team Manager, Sean Mason take you through the process of developing the Focus ST-R.

Solberg Secures Debut Podium Finish for Ford
Updated: Jan-23-2012
MONTE CARLO - Ford World Rally Team’s Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson clinched their first podium at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC after an exceptional performance on the Rallye Monte-Carlo.

Solberg Heads Ford Bid as Monte Carlo Proves Bitter Sweet
Updated: Jan-19-2012
MONTE CARLO - Ford World Rally Team’s newest recruits, Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson, finished the opening leg of Rallye Monte-Carlo in a competitive podium position following an impressive drive on arduous road conditions. Solberg, who completed only two days testing the Fiesta RS WRC prior to the season’s curtain-raiser, proved his abilities as a world class rally driver by setting a string of top three stage times.

VIDEO: Tanner Foust Tests the Focus ST-R
Updated: Jan-20-2012
HOMESTEAD - Tanner Foust tests the latest turnkey ready to race car from Ford Racing, the Focus ST-R, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Ford Unveils 2012 Fiesta RS World Rally Car with New Livery
Updated: Jan-17-2012
BIRMINGHAM, England – Ford revealed the all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car livery at last week’s Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, England.

Ford Targets Monte-Carlo Podium to Kick Title Challenge Into Gear
Updated: Jan-16-2012
MONTE CARLO - Just 65 days after ending the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship with victory in Britain, a new-look Ford World Rally Team begins its 2012 campaign next week on the most famous rally of all. After a three-year absence, the classic Rallye Monte-Carlo (17 - 22 January) returns to the series to provide the Ford squad with what could be the most unpredictable fixture of the 13-round campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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