Could this be the weekend that Ford finally steps up?
In the first seven races of the season, the Sprint Cup Series has been a battle between Toyota and Chevy. Both manufacturers have enjoyed three trips to victory lane. Toyota Camrys have posted the top qualifying speed in five of the first eight events after Las Vegas time trials were rained out.
With the exception of Carl Edwards' win at Phoenix on March 3, there's been very little for the Blue Oval brigade to cheer about. To put salt in the wound at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth's Camry knocked his former Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards off the provisional pole when the No. 99 Ford and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. appeared comfortably on the front row - and on Jack Roush's birthday no less. Score another one for the Dark Side.
That's just how the season has been for Ford. Penske Racing's addition to Ford was expected to rejuvenate its effort. Not surprisingly, defending champ Brad Keselowski remains the most consistent drive...