Logano Climbs Ford’s Winning List as Cup Series Heads To Sonoma

FORD NASCAR PERFORMANCE: SONOMA RACEWAY

The NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be part of this weekend’s doubleheader at Sonoma Raceway. It marked the first time the truck would compete on a northern California highway since 1998 when Boris Said took the checkered flag and took Ford’s winning streak to three. The last time Ford won a Cup race at the facility was when Kevin Harvick did so in 2017.

This Week’s Schedule:

Saturday, June 11 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 7:30pm ET (FS1)

Sunday, June 12 – NASCAR Cup Series, 16:00 ET (FS1)

FORD IN THE NASCAR CUP SERIES IN SONOMA

  • Ford has eight all-time series wins at Sonoma by eight different drivers.
  • Kevin Harvick is the only active Ford driver with a Cup win at Sonoma.
  • Ford’s eight wins went to NASCAR Hall of Fame owners (Robert Yates, 3; Jack Roush, 2; Bud Moore, 1; Roger Penske, 1; and Tony Stewart, 1)

FORD IN THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES IN SONOMA

  • Ford leads all manufacturers with 3 wins in 4 starts all the time.
  • Dave Rezendes, Joe Ruttman and Boris Said each recorded one win.
  • This marked the first race for the series at Sonoma since 1998.

LOGANO CONTINUES AN EXPRESSING DEBUT STREAK

No driver has shown adaptability as quickly as Ford and Team Penske driver Joey Logano, who won for the second time this season with Sunday’s win at the World Wide Technology Raceway. Logano past Kyle Busch for victory in extra time, marking his 29th and 27th career winsth with Ford as a series competing on tracks outside of St. Louis for the first time. Earlier this season, Logano won the inaugural Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles while last season he won the first dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

LOGANO CLIMBING FORD CHART ALL THE TIME

As noted above, Sunday’s win was Logano’s 27 winth Ford’s win, which left him with only sixth place on the all-time list of manufacturers’ wins – one better than Brad Keselowski and NASCAR Hall of Famers Fred Lorenzen and Junior Johnson. Logano is just two wins away from leveling with David Pearson in fifth. Pearson has 73 all-time wins with the company when his 44 wins on Mercury are put into the equation. Ned Jarrett is first on Ford’s list with 43.

FORD PENSKE WINNER THROUGHOUT LOGANO

Sunday’s win also made Team Penske’s Logano Team the all-time winners at Cup level with Ford. Since joining both organizations in 2013, Logano has won 27 times, one more than Brad Keselowski and four more than NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. Team Penske has 87 all-time Cup wins with Ford.

FORD’S ALL-TIME ROAD COURSE WINNERS ARE…

NASCAR has competed on 16 different highway tracks over its history and Ford has won 21 drivers 33 times overall. Dan Gurney leads with five, including four straight at Riverside International Raceway 1963-66 while driving for the Wood Brothers. Mark Martin, on a three-game winning streak at the 1993-95 Watkins Glen International, was second.

FORD ALL-TIME ROAD COURSE WINNER

5 – Dan Gurney

4 – Mark Martin

2 – Fireball Roberts, Marvin Panch, Parnelli Jones, Ricky Rudd, Marcos Ambrose

1 – Chuck Stevenson, Eddie Gray, Richard Petty, AJ Foyt, Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, Davey Allison, Geoffrey Bodine, Ernie Irvan, Rusty Wallace, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney.

FORD SONOMA WINNER HAS A NASCAR HALL OF FAME

As noted above, Ford has won Sonoma eight times and the only thing all these winners have in common is that their owners are members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Robert Yates (Class of 2018) won this event three times (Davey Allison, 1991; Ernie Irvan, 1994; and Ricky Rudd, 2002), while Jack Roush (Class of 2019) had two wins (Mark Martin, 1997 and Carl Edwards, 2014) . Bud Moore (Class of 2011) won with Geoffrey Bodine in 1993 while Roger Penske (Class of 2019) won with Rusty Wallace in 1996 and Tony Stewart (Class of 2020) with Kevin Harvick in 2017.

FORD HIGHLIGHTS IN SONOMA

HARVICK GETS FIRST FORD WIN

Kevin Harvick spent his fuel over the last 40 laps to bring home his first win with Ford and his first win at Sonoma when he clinched the title four years ago. Harvick beat team mate Clint Bowyer and fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski in a 1-2-3 appearance for the Blue Oval. The win marked Stewart-Haas Racing’s second win since moving to Ford before the start of the 2017 season. Overall, the five Fusions finished in the top 10 with Kurt Busch finishing seventh and Ryan Blaney ninth as Harvick led 24-of-110 laps and took more wins. of eight seconds.

RUDD RUCKUS

When Ford picked up the checkered flag at Sonoma Raceway for the first time, it came in controversial fashion. That’s because Davey Allison, the man credited with winning the Frozen Foods 300 Banquet in 1991, was sent spinning by Ricky Rudd as they approached the white flag. Although Rudd ended up crossing the finish line first, he received a black flag from NASCAR for rough driving and rewarded Allison with a trophy. The win was Allison’s first and only on the highway and ended an eight-race streak that saw Rudd or Rusty Wallace end up on the Victory Track at Watkins Glen International or Sonoma Raceway.

MOORE IS THE BEST

Few knew that when Geoffrey Bodine won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in 1993, it would represent a final victory for car owner Bud Moore. Bodine, driving a Motorcraft Ford No. 15, recently purchased team No. assets. 7 Alan Kulwicki earlier this week and after picking up the checkered flag went on to honor the late driver by performing the shortened Polish Victory Lap. He was able to do that after surviving a fierce three-car battle on the final lap with Ricky Rudd and Ernie Irvan where contact between all three cars occurred. Moore, a NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee in 2011, won 63 races during his career by 10 different drivers.

EDWARDS DISAPPOINTING Drought

Carl Edwards ended an 11-race winless streak for Ford when he snatched the NASCAR Cup Series race in 2014 for car owner Jack Roush. Edwards held off Jeff Gordon on the final lap to record the first road win of his NCS career. He did so thanks to a two-stop strategy and well-timed prudence. Edwards had just been pitted on lap 70 when NASCAR gave a warning for debris a lap later. While most of the field decided to pit for new tires, Edwards and fellow Ford driver Marcos Ambrose stayed out and earned the necessary track positions that put both in position to win. Ambrose took the lead from Clint Bowyer on lap 81 and took Edwards with him, but another restart with 25 to go saw Ambrose and Edwards share the front row. Edwards jumped in and took the lead, which he never gave up, although Gordon’s toughness made him pull on the final lap.

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