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|Founded||Grosse Pointe, Michigan, US (October 10, 1901 )|
|Parent||Ford Motor Company|
|Subsidiaries||Ford's Performance Vehicles
Ford Racing is the Ford Motor Company's racing division and the multinational name used for its motorsport activity.
- 1896 - Henry Ford reached a top speed of 20 mph in his first car, Quadricycle.
- 1901 - Henry Ford defeated Alexander Winton (the most accomplished automobile builder/racer of the era) in a 10-lap race on a one-mile oval at the Detroit Driving Club, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He overcame his rival's more powerful car in Sweepstakes, a racing car of his own design.
- 1902 - (Ford 999), Barney Oldfield, Master Driver of the World and America's Legendary Speed King defeated Alex Winton at Grosse Point in the 999 as a result of the publicity and financial backing of Alex J. Malcomson the Ford Motor Company was launched
- 1903 - Ford 999 (named after a famous New York Central train), driven by Barney Oldfield, lapped the Indiana Fairgrounds dirt track at a then-record 60 mph.
- 1909 - A Ford Model T won the transcontinental New York to Seattle cross-country race (about 6600 km).
- 1932 - Ford introduced its V-8 Flathead engine, bringing V-8 power into mass production with the slogan "Everyman’s power for the road, and Everyman’s power for racing".
- 1932 - Two car mechanics win the Swedish Winter Grand Prix driving a Ford special. 
- 1936 - Ionel Zamfirescu and P. G. Cristea won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Ford V8 "Flathead".
- 1949 - Jim Roper, driving a Lincoln, won the first NASCAR race.
- 1967 - Jim Clark, driving a Lotus-Ford, won the Dutch Grand Prix. This is Ford's first grand prix victory.
- 2003 - Giancarlo Fisichella, driving a Jordan-Ford, won the Brazilian Grand Prix. This is Ford's 176th and last grand prix victory.
- 2011 - Trevor Bayne wins the 2011 Daytona 500 in a 1-2-3 finish for Ford. It would be Ford's 600th NASCAR victory.
- 2012- Michael Shank Racing wins the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona with a Ford engined Riley chassis (Allmendinger/Negri/Pew/Wilson), Starworks Motorsport finishes 2nd in Grand-Am Daytona Prototype driver standings (Ryan Dalziel), and wins the 1st North American Endurance Championship, also with Ford power.
- 2013 - Greg Biffle wins the 2013 Quicken Loans 400, Ford's 1000th NASCAR win.
- 2014 - Debut of the Ford Ecoboost twin turbo engine for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Chip Ganassi Racing w/ Felix Sabates win the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring using the engine.
Ford Racing Teams
- Team Penske
- Richard Petty Motorsports
- Roush Fenway Racing
- Wood Brothers Racing
- Front Row Motorsports
- Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
- M-Sport Stobart Ford Rally Team
- Munchi's Ford World Rally Team
- Monster World Rally Team
United Sportscar Championship
World GT1 and GTs
- Ford Performance Vehicles Special Vehicle Team (SVT), North America's performance car division
- Ford TeamRS European performance car divisions (Ford's ST and RS)
- Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV), Australia's performance car division
- Ford Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)
- Cosworth, former long standing performance engine development partner
- Roush Performance
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- Official websites Team Ford Racing
- Official websites Ford Racing
- Official websites Australia's Ford Racing
- Official websites China's Ford Racing
- Ford Racing on Facebook