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Nascar Ford Teams Finish Outside Top 10 At Kansas Speedway 2022: Video

While a slew of Chevrolet and Toyota machines did battle for the lead at Kansas Speedway during the final laps of the Cup Series race, the Nascar Ford teams faded to finish outside the top 10 when the checkered flag waved.

The Blue Oval’s troubles began on Lap 6, when Chase Briscoe’s No. 14 Nascar Ford Mustang went for a spin off Turn 4. Later on, Austin Cindric, driver of the No. 2 Ford Mustang, was penalized on a pit stop and sent to the rear of the field for another restart on Lap 62.

Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Mustang, finished ninth in the first stage, the best of the Ford teams. Then, under green flag pit stops during Stage 2, Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang spun out exiting Pit Road, causing a caution on Lap 126. The restart saw Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang battling with Kurt Busch in the No. 45 Toyota TRD Camry for the lead, but Blaney ultimately fell to Busch and finished third in the second stage.

With 90 laps left on the board, Cindric’s No. 2 Mustang tagged the wall and bounced into Alex Bowman’s No. 48 Camaro in a fight for sixth. Both drivers managed to hold it together. The No. 5 Chevy of Kyle Larson and the No. 45 Camry of Busch battled it out for the lead at the front of the field until there were 39 laps left in the race when a caution was thrown for Harvick, whose No. 4 Mustang spun out in Turn 4.

After a rollercoaster race, Cindric’s No. 2 Ford finished 11th, the best of all the Ford teams. He was followed by Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Nascar Ford in 12th. Kurt Busch’s No. 45 Camry held off Larson’s No. 5 Camaro for the race win, while Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Camry finished third. Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Camry took home fourth, followed by polesitter Christopher Bell in the No. 20 Camry and Martin Truex Jr. in the No. 19 Camry finished sixth in a Toyota-dominated race.

Cindric’s No. 2 Mustang took home the Daytona 500, and Briscoe’s No. 14 Ford won at Phoenix. Last week, Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford won at Darlington. Despite three wins this season, The Blue Oval teams seem to struggle with consistency. Heading into the second half of the season, it will certainly be interesting to watch how the Nascar Ford teams keep up with the competition.

Nascar Cup Series Results, Kansas Speedway, May 16, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 5 45 Kurt Busch Jordan Brand Toyota 267 116 Toyota TRD Camry
2 3 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 267 29 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 6 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crunchy Cookie Toyota 267 18 Toyota TRD Camry
4 18 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
5 1 20 Christopher Bell Rheem Toyota 267 37 Toyota TRD Camry
6 9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
7 11 1 Ross Chastain Advent Health Chevrolet 267 4 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
8 36 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Dillons/Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet 267 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 8 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 24 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 267 0 Toyota TRD Camry
11 4 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Monster Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
12 10 12 Ryan Blaney Wabash Ford 267 1 Ford Mustang
13 21 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 30 6 Brad Keselowski King's Hawaiian Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
15 23 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light #ForTheFarmers Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
16 13 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 267 25 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 34 22 Joey Logano Verizon 5G Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
18 28 16 Noah Gragson(i) Chevrolet Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 20 7 Corey LaJoie Garner Trucking Inc. Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 17 42 Ty Dillon Chevyliners.com Chevrolet 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 26 21 Harrison Burton # DEX Imaging Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
22 16 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com/PAG Ford 267 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 25 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 267 0 Ford Mustang
24 12 14 Chase Briscoe Rush Truck Centers/Cummins Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
25 31 38 Todd Gilliland # First Phase Credit Card Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
26 7 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 266 0 Ford Mustang
27 35 17 Chris Buescher Castrol GTX Full Synthetic Ford 265 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 33 77 Josh Bilicki(i) UACC/Support Ukraine Chevrolet 265 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 14 9 Chase Elliott UniFirst Chevrolet 264 10 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 2 8 Tyler Reddick BetMGM Chevrolet 263 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 27 15 JJ Yeley(i) Diagnostic Imaging Centers Ford 263 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 22 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 261 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 19 99 Daniel Suarez CommScope Chevrolet 256 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 29 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 255 0 Ford Mustang
35 15 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 64 0 Ford Mustang
36 32 78 BJ McLeod General Formulations Ford 32 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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  1. CHARLES STEMPLE

    Fird has a long uphill battle ever since nascar took away some aero from them. Expect chevy to dominate all the way.

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