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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:46 PM

Anyone here remember the 2 car team that kicked butt? Ummmmm...Penske!


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:53 PM

Concur, if Ford can't win with the FR 9 engine and everybody supposed to have the identical body then there is an issue.  Ford needs to put its racing budget where it will Win on Sunday and Sell on Monday, that is road racing and drag racing.  I assume the young kids today still like those.  

 

I don't think winning at Indy is worth the investment, or Le Mans, etc.  People want to buy what they can identify with.  Which makes me wonder why Ford races in nascar if they don't have a hot version of the Fusion.  But as I said, nascar is more about pushing F-150 trucks than selling cars.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:03 PM

Concur, if Ford can't win with the FR 9 engine and everybody supposed to have the identical body then there is an issue.  Ford needs to put its racing budget where it will Win on Sunday and Sell on Monday, that is road racing and drag racing.  I assume the young kids today still like those.  

 

I don't think winning at Indy is worth the investment, or Le Mans, etc.  People want to buy what they can identify with.  Which makes me wonder why Ford races in nascar if they don't have a hot version of the Fusion.  But as I said, nascar is more about pushing F-150 trucks than selling cars.

 

Maybe if Ford races in any NASCAR series it should only be the Truck series.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:55 PM

Ford may not know how to run a racing program but perhaps GM could take lessons in corporate management.  GM stock is down 19% ytd, while Ford is up 3% ytd.  






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