“Part of FedEx Cares initiative, we talked about four or five years ago – you’ve seen FedEx Cares on my car for at least the last three or four years at least and that was about donating 200 million to 200 different communities by 2020. As you know, we’re getting towards that and already completed that goal six months early. They’re 50th anniversary is coming up in 2023 and they’re next initiative is amongst writing a big check like they always do to different charities and worthy causes, is trying to affect 50 million people by 2023. That’s the biggest thing is that they’re trying to get to where they can affect people and amongst other great things that they’ve done in years past.”
Notes: Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang team led the Team Penske charge in qualifying for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway by claiming the third place starting position for the race. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series winner at Kentucky, Keselowski was the fastest man in final practice before holding down the top spot in qualifying until late in the session when two fellow Ford Performance competitors topped him as the track temperatures cooled. Points leader Joey Logano will roll off from the 11th position in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang, followed by Ryan Blaney in 15th in the No. 12 DEX Imaging Ford Mustang.
Ron Jon Surf Shop, the iconic surfer style retailer, will partner with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) and Matt Tifft for the "Coke Zero Sugar 400" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on July 6. Ron Jon Surf Shop is celebrating the brand's 60th anniversary in 2019.
All three of NASCAR’s top touring series will be in action this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway as the track hosts events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a look at how Ford has fared at the 1.5-mile speedway since it began hosting events in 2001.
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - Qualifying Position: 4th - What do you expect from Sunday’s race? “Cars will be closer together and who knows how passing is going to be. It looked like it was a little tough in practice, but certainly we’re running a lot of on-throttle time. We’ll just sort of see how the race plays out and then we’ll know better for the second race when we come back.”
PAUL MENARD, No. 12 Menards/Richmond Ford Mustang: FINISHED 4th “It is kind of interesting how the lines kind of moved around. I could make time on the bottom and you normally can’t here. The car was really fast up front."
Kyle Busch got ever closer to Richard Petty’s 200 win totals by nabbing his first win of the season at Phoenix. It was what most people were expecting. Rowdy has been strong all season so far and he won the last Phoenix race, plus he won the Xfinity race the day before.