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Ford was an early competitor in NASCAR.  The first Grand National win in a Ford came in 1950 in Dayton, Ohio with Jimmy Florian at the wheel.

Ford had a 6-year unbroken streak as champion of the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1964 to 1969, the first year in a Cortina GT and the rest in the Mustang.  Fords, including the Falcon and Sierra RS500, would go on to win 14 of the 33 total Australian Touring Car Championships until 1992, when the series began a period of evolution that changed it into V8 Supercars Australia.  Ian Geoghegan and Dick Johnson accounted for 5 championships each, Allan Moffatt won three and Norm Beechey once.

In the modern V8 Touring Cars/V8 Supercars Australia series, the Ford Falcon has accumulated 6 of 14 championships.

Currently NASCAR's top series, the Nextel Cup, uses Fusions.  The F-150 has competed in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series since the series started.

Cosworth provided engines named as Fords to Formula 1 teams for decades, winning 176 races from 1967 to 2003.

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Championships Won in Fords
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Championships Won in Fords

Drivers' Championships won by racers driving Ford cars and trucks.

YearSeriesDriverModel
1964Australian Touring Car ChampionshipIan GeogheganCortina GT
1965Australian Touring Car ChampionshipNorm BeecheyMustang
1965NASCAR Grand NationalNed JarrettGalaxie
1966Australian Touring Car ChampionshipIan GeogheganMustang
1967Australian Touring Car ChampionshipIan GeogheganMustang
1968Australian Touring Car ChampionshipIan GeogheganMustang
1968NASCAR Grand NationalDavid PearsonTorino
1969Australian Touring Car ChampionshipIan GeogheganMustang
1969NASCAR Grand NationalDavid PearsonTorino
1973Australian Touring Car ChampionshipAllan MoffattFalcon GTHO
1976Australian Touring Car ChampionshipAllan MoffattFalcon GT
1977Australian Touring Car ChampionshipAllan MoffattFalcon
1981Australian Touring Car ChampionshipDick JohnsonFalcon XD
1982Australian Touring Car ChampionshipDick JohnsonFalcon XD
1984Australian Touring Car ChampionshipDick JohnsonFalcon XE
1988Australian Touring Car ChampionshipDick JohnsonSierra RS500
1988NASCAR Winston CupBill ElliottThunderbird
1989Australian Touring Car ChampionshipDick JohnsonSierra RS500
1992NASCAR Winston CupAlan KulwickiThunderbird
1993V8 Touring CarsGlenn SetonFalcon EB
1995V8 Touring CarsJohn BoweFalcon EF
1997V8 Touring CarsGlenn SetonFalcon EL
1999NASCAR Winston CupDale JarrettTaurus
2002NASCAR Busch Grand National SeriesGreg Biffle
2003NASCAR Winston CupMatt KensethTaurus
2003V8 Touring CarsMarcos AmbroseFalcon BA
2004NASCAR Nextel CupKurt BuschTaurus
2004V8 Touring CarsMarcos AmbroseFalcon BA
2007NASCAR Busch SeriesCarl EdwardsFusion


Championships Won with Ford Engines

Drivers' and Constructors' championships won racing cars with Ford Engines.

YearSeriesDriver/ManufacturerModel/Car
1968FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipGraham HillLotus Cars
1968FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLotus
1969FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJackie StewartMatra Cars
1969FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMatra
1970FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJochen RindtLotus Cars
1970FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLotus
1971FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJackie StewartTyrrell Cars
1971FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipTyrrell
1972FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipEmerson FittipaldiLotus Cars
1972FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLotus
1973FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJackie StewartTyrrell Cars
1973FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLotus
1974FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipEmerson FittipaldiMcLaren Cars
1974FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren
1976FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipJames HuntMcLaren Cars
1978FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMario AndrettiLotus Cars
1978FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipLotus
1980FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAlan JonesWilliams Cars
1980FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliamsF1
1981FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipNelson PiquetBrabham Cars
1981FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliamsF1
1982FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipKeke RosbergWilliams Cars
1994FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMichael SchumacherBenetton Cars


Photographs

1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model Car 1953
2008 Carrera Panamerica Race Car

Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of 1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model - 2,310KB
1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model Car 1953
2008 Carrera Panamerica Race Car

Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of 1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model - 3,404KB
1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model Car 1953
2008 Carrera Panamerica Race Car

Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of 1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model - 3,165KB
1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model Car 1953
2008 Carrera Panamerica Race Car

Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
March 14, 2010
View photo of 1953 Ford Carrera Panamerica Model - 3,416KB


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
July 11, 2006Racing Gets Ford CustomersJay Stevens
June 18, 2008Ford Drivers in the Top TenAnthony Fontanelle
December 20, 2010SBR TO REMAIN ‘AT HOME’ WITH FORDStone Brothers Racing




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