TORONTO - It is only four races into a 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, but some things are becoming very clear and No. 1 on that list is that Ford is no longer languishing behind Chevrolet and Toyota in producing fast race cars.
For the past ten years, the blue oval team has watched as the bow tie boys — their bitter rivals — won eight championships.
Last season the only Fords to make the Chase for the Championship were Joey Logano’s No. 22 and Greg Biffle’s No. 16 and they ended up eighth and ninth, respectively.
With the Carl Edwards win late Sunday night in the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500, Ford already has a pair of Chase cars in the first month of the schedule with Brad Keselowski winning the week before at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 2 Penske Racing Ford.