Ford Sweeps At Bristol With Camping World, Nationwide And Sprint Cup Wins0
Ford performed their first sweep of a NASCAR weekend since 2006 after winning the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Thursday night saw Keselowski race to his first ever victory in a Camping World truck after 62 starts in the series, followed by a win from Ryan Blaney in the Nationwide race on Friday and a victory from Joey Logano in the Sprint Cup Race Saturday.
Logano had to hold off his hard-charging Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski at the end of the race on Sunday night to secure his third win so far this year. Logano gained first position after Matt Kenseth elected to stay out when the majority of the field pitted during a caution with 67 laps to go. It wasn’t a bad decision, but cost him first and second place when Logano and Keselowski came cruising past him upon the restart. Kenseth went on to finish third behind his teammates.
The finish marked a podium sweep for both Ford and Team Penske. Other Ford drivers in the top ten included Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in sixth, Carl Edwards in seventh and Greg Biffle in tenth. Keselowski is now third in the driver’s standings 69 points behind leader Jeff Gordon, while Logano is a close fourth and 84 points down from Gordon. Ford also made headway in the Sprint Cup manufacturer’s standings and now has 1,002 points to Chevrolet’s 1,077.