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Nascar Ford Teams Struggle At Spring 2022 Talladega Race: Video

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Talladega Superspeedway was not kind to the Nascar Ford racing teams on Sunday. The Blue Oval’s troubles started early at the 2.66-mile superspeedway during the first round of pit stops.

Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 6 Nascar Ford Mustang, locked up his tires getting onto Pit Road and suffered a speeding penalty as a result, while the No. 51 Mustang of Cody Ware spun at the entrance of Pit Road behind him. Then, near the end of Stage 1, Chase Briscoe in the No. 14 Mustang was swept up in a brutal wreck involving the No. 17 Mustang of Chris Buescher and the No. 16 Chevy Camaro of Daniel Hemric.

B.J. McCleod in the No. 78 Nascar Ford then lost a wheel, forcing a caution flag. When the race went green again, Bubba Wallace in the No. 23 Toyota TRD Camry rammed into the back of Joey Logano’s No. 22 Mustang, sending Logano into the wall and triggering a wreck that took out more than five cars.

Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Ford, assumed the lead when the green flag fell on Stage 3. He went on to lead 23 laps, but was shuffled back late in the race, after which he couldn’t find his way back to the front of the field.

The Nascar Ford teams were nowhere to be found in the race during the last lap, which culminated in a dramatic crash. The No. 43 Camaro driven by Erik Jones held off a charge from the No. 5 Camaro of Kyle Larson, but ultimately lost the race when Larson triggered a multicar incident going to the checkered flag. Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 1 Camaro, dipped by on the lowest lane to snag his second victory of the 2022 Cup Series season after winning at COTA earlier this year.

The best-finishing Next Gen Mustang, the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, crossed the finish line in eighth place.

In total, 16 different drivers vied for the lead during the event, with 41 lead changes.

Nascar Cup Series Results, Talladega Superspeedway, April 24, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 19 1 Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity Chevrolet 188 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 14 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 12 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 188 3 Toyota TRD Camry
4 5 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 188 32 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 188 0 Toyota TRD Camry
6 16 43 Erik Jones U.S. Air Force Chevrolet 188 25 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 28 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 21 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 188 0 Ford Mustang
9 27 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 24 4 Kevin Harvick GEARWRENCH Ford 188 0 Ford Mustang
11 22 12 Ryan Blaney Wurth Ford 188 23 Ford Mustang
12 11 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 23 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield/IHOP Ford 188 0 Ford Mustang
14 33 7 Corey LaJoie Raze Energy Chevrolet 188 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 8 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 188 38 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 6 45 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Toyota 188 1 Toyota TRD Camry
17 9 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 188 15 Toyota TRD Camry
18 7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx All in for Small Business Toyota 188 9 Toyota TRD Camry
19 39 77 Landon Cassill(i) Fox Nation Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 31 62 * Noah Gragson(i) Wendy’s $5 Biggie Bag/Beard Oil Chevrolet 188 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 18 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Sylvania Ford 188 0 Ford Mustang
22 1 20 Christopher Bell DeWalt Toyota 187 7 Toyota TRD Camry
23 15 6 Brad Keselowski Castrol Carbon Neutral Ford 187 0 Ford Mustang
24 36 15 David Ragan Envision Ford 186 0 Ford Mustang
25 38 55 * JJ Yeley(i) Hex.com Ford 185 1 Ford Mustang
26 37 78 BJ McLeod Motorsport Games Ford 172 2 Ford Mustang
27 32 38 Todd Gilliland # First Phase Credit Card Ford 121 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 34 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 105 0 Ford Mustang
29 29 41 Cole Custer Feeding America/Wow Wow Ford 98 1 Ford Mustang
30 26 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/SunnyD Chevrolet 95 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 4 99 Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet 92 28 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 13 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader Ford 89 1 Ford Mustang
33 20 42 Ty Dillon Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevrolet 89 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 25 21 Harrison Burton # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 89 0 Ford Mustang
35 35 44 * Greg Biffle Morehouse College Chevrolet 79 0 Ford Mustang
36 3 16 Daniel Hemric(i) Majestic Steel Chevrolet 56 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
37 17 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 56 0 Ford Mustang
38 30 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 56 0 Ford Mustang
39 10 8 Tyler Reddick BetMGM Chevrolet 31 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Steve Powell

    The Ford effort was embarrassing. Even before the crashes, qualifying was awful and the Fords just could not keep up. Weak effort all year. Sad.

    Reply
  2. Hi

    Hard to keep up when Bubbica and GM engine failures knock half of them out.

    Reply

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