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Nascar Mustang Teams Continue To Struggle At Dover 2022: Video

While Chris Buescher’s No. 17 Next Gen Nascar Mustang led the field to the green flag at Dover Motor Speedway, the Ford Racing teams once again struggled throughout the race while Chevy and Toyota dominated.

Buescher’s No. 17 Mustang grappled with dirty air in the early laps of the race, forcing him to lift and lose position to Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota TRD Camry and Kyle Larson in the No. 5 Chevy Camaro. However, just 68 laps into the 400-lap race, it began to rain heavily, prompting Nascar to postpone the remainder of the race to Monday, May 2nd.

The next day, Larson’s No. 5 Camaro and the No. 9 Camaro of Chase Elliott did battle up front while the Ford teams vied for position further back in the field. On Lap 87, Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric in the No. 2 Mustang got into the wall, forcing a caution flag.

Then, on Lap 196, the No. 43 Camaro of Erik Jones contacted the No. 22 Nascar Mustang of Joey Logano, ending the race for the pony. By this point, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota had control of the race, while Buescher’s No. 17 Mustang fought to stay in the top 10. Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Mustang, took advantage of pit strategy to win Stage 2, but became mired deep in the pack after his own pit stop.

At the end of the day, Chase Elliott in the No. 9 Camaro took the win after leading the last 53 laps over the No. 47 Camaro of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Buescher’s No. 17 Mustang was the best-finishing Ford, taking home eighth place, followed by Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Mustang in ninth. They were the only two Fords to finish in the top 10.

Not to beat The Blue Oval as it’s down, but we must note that Ford has not won a Cup Series race since Chase Briscoe’s No. 14 Mustang found victory at Phoenix Raceway in March.

Nascar Cup Series Results, Dover Motor Speedway, May 2, 2022
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 4 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 400 73 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 15 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/The Frozen Farmer Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 7 1 Ross Chastain Pitbull Tour 2022 Chevrolet 400 86 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
4 17 20 Christopher Bell DeWalt Toyota 400 0 Toyota TRD Camry
5 6 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 400 2 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 3 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 400 19 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 10 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Crunchy Cookie Toyota 400 103 Toyota TRD Camry
8 1 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 400 18 Ford Mustang
9 11 4 Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
10 25 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 14 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 400 19 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 18 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 400 5 Toyota TRD Camry
13 23 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
14 8 99 Daniel Suarez CommScope Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 30 41 Cole Custer Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
16 9 23 Bubba Wallace leidos Toyota 399 0 Toyota TRD Camry
17 29 34 Michael McDowell Navage Nasal Care Ford 399 0 Ford Mustang
18 21 7 Corey LaJoie DuraMAX/Drydene Chevrolet 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 27 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield/Weis Ford 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 20 6 Brad Keselowski Kohler Generators Ford 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 399 67 Toyota TRD Camry
22 33 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 24 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 398 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 35 21 Harrison Burton # DEX Imaging Ford 398 0 Ford Mustang
25 13 15 Ryan Preece(i) United Rentals Ford 398 0 Ford Mustang
26 5 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Jack Links Ford 397 8 Ford Mustang
27 31 42 Ty Dillon Chevyliners.com Chevrolet 396 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 34 38 Todd Gilliland # The Pete Store Ford 396 0 Ford Mustang
29 22 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 396 0 Ford Mustang
30 26 8 Tyler Reddick Guaranteed Rate Chevrolet 390 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 16 45 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Toyota 388 0 Toyota TRD Camry
32 36 77 Josh Bilicki(i) Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 381 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 19 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Action Industries Chevrolet 321 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 28 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 238 0 Ford Mustang
35 32 78 BJ McLeod Superior Logistics Services Ford 167 0 Ford Mustang
36 12 2 Austin Cindric # Freightliner Ford 91 0 Ford Mustang

# – 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. CHARLES STEMPLE

    Toyota is funding the series and Chevrolet has all the advantages. When the Mustang was introduced the first nascar did was to take away an aero advantage they had . Typical they have hated Ford ever since they pulled out in 1971. That grudge never went away. Ford should leave Nascar it does not have the impact on car sales like it used to,it is more like a write off. you should see the cars the ausies have developed they look like street cars and sound great.

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  2. LANCE CLOUSER

    Nascar is a dead series,this new car gimmick will only go so far.

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  3. ROBERT STEMPLE

    I do not even watch anymore. I agree the new car will be a bust in the long term.

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  4. Mike

    What is going to happen to Nascar when Ford and GM cancel the Mustang and Camaro ICE vehicles in a year or 2? Become an only Toyota series?

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