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    Homestead NASCAR virtual race on Sunday!

    I have to admit that it was enjoyable to watch! Clint was humorous and Johnson was way out of his league. Hamlin won the race with an outlandish racing setup that cost $40,000! I would watch again, if they plan another race.
  2. FOX will have a virtual NASCAR race at Homestead televised live on Sunday! https://www.foxnews.com/auto/fox-sports-broadcast-virtual-nascar-homestead-miami
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    Joey wins at Phoenix!

    Race to the finish between Joey and Kevin! https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2020/03/08/results-nascar-cup-series-phoenix-raceway-race-recap/
  5. NASCAR approved aerodynamic upgrades on the Camaro will soon be further enhanced with the engine parts upgrades this season! https://theunionjournal.com/hendrick-teams-welcome-new-camaro-engine-parts-upgrade/
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    2020 Nascar season

    Good news....Ryan caught a fish yesteday! http://tireball.com/nascar/2020/02/25/ryan-newman-shares-photo-therapy-fish/
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    2020 Nascar season

    Well, in my opinion, the new face of NASCAR yesterday was Toyota! National TV gave Toyota a bountiful free surge of advertising! We all watched the drivers parade around the track in their 2020 Toyota Tundras....we saw our great Presidential parade being led by Toyota vehicles....and finally the Toyota Pace Vehicle leading the drivers around for the start of the race! In my opinion, Toyota was the face of NASCAR yesterday...for all the millions of viewers to witness!
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    2020 Nascar season

    You were right and I am disappointed...but not shocked! It's official: "DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Four-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion Sheamus will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway, behind the wheel of a 2020 Toyota Camry TRD.
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    2020 Nascar season

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    2020 Nascar season

    In my opinion and watching the Kyle Busch hit on Logano, over and over, I think Brad Kezelowski owes Joey an apology. Busch attempted to support his hit on the radio to his crew chief complaining Joey had previously blocked him!
  11. bobbyd

    Hailie Deegan Switches to Ford

    I thought Todd Gilliland drove the same DGR-Crosley chassis — skinned last year as a Toyota — to second place in the Daytona event last season and a victory at sister track Talladega Superspeedway in 2019.
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    Hailie Deegan Switches to Ford

    Today we will see how Ms Deegan performs in her Ford , car reskinned from last year's Toyota!
  13. I noticed the Ford Ranger finally caught and passed the Chevy Colorado in the 4th Quarter of 2019! Let's hope it continues! https://fordauthority.com/2020/01/ford-trucks-outsell-gm-and-fca-in-2019-calendar-year/
  14. I read a comment last week about the Pinto fiasco! The internet never sleeps!
  15. I might suggest a comment regarding the Chicago plant launch! I spent over 30 years at Ford in North American Automotive Parts distribution! Our department was responsible for the timely delivery of parts to maintain production at all of our North American assembly plants. We had launch teams assigned to each plants launch and worked with the plants, supply base, engineering and purchasing to maintain a smooth transition and successful Job 1 launch! Over time , the company decided to hire contact companies ( Penske, etc...) who assigned their workers to learn the functions alongside the Ford salaried employees! I personally supervised select launch teams and insured they were performing their assignments! I noticed many inefficiencies and lack of concern from some of these contract workers! However, management simply told us to correct and resolve the shortcomings. When Ford announced "specially retirements" in the past few years for salary personnel , a vast group of highly experienced workers took the package. The loss of experience was a hardship and many retirees were hired back during each of the following new plant launches! Currently, with virtually all of the parts distribution and launch teams resulting in contract workers, I see this may have been one of the reasons the launch was so dismal! I might consider one of the major causal factors is turnover of contract workers, the recent loss of experience, the inability to coordinate the necessary communication between engineering, launch team , purchasing and the critical supply base! Hopefully, the company is learning from this and will endeavor to address the shortcomings in the near future! We all want Ford to succeed!
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