Ford and Wood Brothers Racing hosted 153 Ford technicians as special guests during last weekend’s Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The techs were honored with a special, eye-catching livery on Harrison Burton’s No. 21 Ford Mustang run on August 7th, 2022.
The weekend’s festivities celebrated the Ford technicians, all of whom achieved the 20-year Senior Master status mark in 2019 or 2020. Their names were emblazoned on the side of Burton’s Mustang race car within the wrench decal spanning the car’s rear quarter panel and doors. Burton himself visited the technicians, stopping by for a brief speech and to sign autographs and take photos with them. The memorable event marked the first time since 2019 that Ford technicians were able to attend the race at Michigan that honored their loyalty and long-standing relationships with The Blue Oval.
“We were so excited to bring back this memorable experience for our 20-year Senior Master Technicians,” said Elizabeth Tarquinto, Manager of Technical Service Operations in the Ford Customer Service Division. “The partnerships we have with Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing and the legendary Wood Brothers Team made this very special. We thrive as a company thanks to the tremendous service that our technicians provide.”
The Cup Series race served as the culmination of the Motor City Homecoming weekend, which began on Friday night with a welcome dinner hosted by Ford Motor Company executives. Saturday’s festivities included a tour of the Ford Rogue Electric Vehicle Center and a trip to the Henry Ford, along with an exclusive recognition ceremony at Ford Field.
The Ford technicians in attendance were certainly treated to a show at Michigan International Speedway, as Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Mustang rocketed ahead of the pack after a late-race restart to capture his first victory in 65 races. Burton’s No. 21 Mustang, meanwhile, came home in 32nd.