Ford Racing

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This article is about the racing division. For the video game series, see Ford Racing (series).
Ford Racing
Industry Motorsport
Automotive engineering
Founded Grosse Pointe, Michigan, US (October 10, 1901 (1901-10-10))
Founder Henry Ford
Products Racing cars
Racing parts
Performance cars
Performance parts
Parent Ford Motor Company
Subsidiaries Ford's Performance Vehicles
Ford's TeamRS

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.[1]
  • 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?
  • 1904 - Henry Ford, driving his rebuilt 999, sets the world one mile record on a frozen lake near Detroit.
  • 1904 - Frank Kulick drives a Ford 20 hp racer to the one and five mile world track record for middleweight racers.
  • 1907 - Frank Kulick sets the world 24 hour track endurance record, traveling 1135 miles driving a Ford six cyl Model K.
  • 1909 - A Ford Model T won the transcontinental New York to Seattle cross-country race (about 3600 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. [2]
  • 1936 - Ionel Zamfirescu and P. G. Cristea won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Ford V8 "Flathead".[3][4]
  • 1949 - Jim Roper, driving a Lincoln, won the first NASCAR race.[5]
  • 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.


Series Race
Formula One 176 10 13
World Rally 3 2
V8 Supercar 329 5 23

Ford Racing Teams[edit]

Brad Keselowski's Penske Racing car
Jari-Matti Latvala's BP-Ford World Rally Team car
Tanner Foust's Rockstar-Etnies rallycross Ford Fiesta (AWD Division)
A Ford GT1 entered by Marc VDS in the FIA GT1 World Championship


ARCA Racing Series[edit]

World Rally[edit]

World Rallycross[edit]

Global RallyCross[edit]


United Sportscar Championship[edit]

V8 Supercar[edit]

World GT1 and GTs[edit]

Touring Car[edit]

Formula Drift[edit]


Past teams[edit]

Matech GT Racing, SunTrust Racing

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