Just ahead of the Championship 4, Ford NASCAR race cars have found speed – Kevin Harvick explains why
Texas Motor Speedway might have been a transitional period in the NASCAR Cup Series. The Ford’s flexed muscle.
5 Ford’s finished inside the top 10. Since the Quaker State 400 in July, Toyota’s have won 12 races.
Since Kentucky, the Toyota teams have won 70% of the races. Ford just won there 2nd race in the last 17 races. The other win came at Talladega Superspeedway with Brad Keselowski.
However, at Texas Motor Speedway they were strong! First, Kurt Busch set the track record. Then, Kevin Harvick went on to win the race.
“Ford is greatly responsible for that,” Kevin Harvick states after winning at Texas Motor Speedway.
“They have spent a lot of money and a lot of time and a lot of effort in working on the Ford Performance side of things. The tools and the things that we have access to and the effort they just put within the walls of SHR.”
“It’s been very refreshing. I didn’t know anybody from Ford. But, I can tell you from the top down, they’re very involved. Not only in our team but the Roush team and the Wood Brothers and the Penske group.”
“It does feel like one Ford and that’s what they push. They take a lot from each team. As we’ve gone through the year, our relationship, especially with the Penske side of things has developed. Brad and myself talk, a lot.”
“I really appreciate all the support, from the top down. They love racing. When you have a group of people that love racing and you put them with a group of racers it’s just a good fit.
Kevin Harvick (1st), Brad Keselowski (5th), Ryan Blaney (6th), Joey Logano (7th) and Kurt Busch (8th) all finished inside the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway.