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02:59 PM ET 06.18 | Greg Biffle's win of the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Sunday not only marked the driver's first win of the season and the 13th Cup-level victory at MIS for Roush Fenway Racing, it was the 1,000 victory for Ford across the three national levels of NASCAR -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck. Trevor Bayne claimed NASCAR win 999 just a week prior in the Pioneer 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Bayne's Iowa win also marked the 200th win for Ford, specifically, in the Nationwide Series. The win total includes 100 from Lincoln-Mercury and 900 from various Ford models including the current model, Fusion, and others like Taurus and Thunderbird. A Lincoln took the the checkered flag in the first NASCAR-sanctioned top-tier NASCAR race in June 19, 1949, in Charlotte, N.C. It was driven by Jim Roper. The first victory for the Ford brand came in 1950, courtesy of Jimmy Florian at Dayton (Ohio) Speedway.

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June 18, 2013  07:12 PM ET

CONGRATS to Ford

June 18, 2013  07:15 PM ET

OMG.. a new thread??.. must have been a slow news day in the world of sports

June 18, 2013  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

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June 18, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Glad the Biff won.....more satisfying than J.J. winning.
Good for FORD too....but can you guys pls do something about that awful grille.....it ruins the car look....thanks

June 18, 2013  07:53 PM ET

As for Hoffa.....how many aging gangster "I know where he really is" confessions does this make?....like bingo, it will hit it spot on eventually.

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June 19, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

As for Hoffa.....how many aging gangster "I know where he really is" confessions does this make?....like bingo, it will hit it spot on eventually.

Hoffa ran into Elvis at the restaurant and they ran of together back to Elvis's home planet!

June 19, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hoffa ran into Elvis at the restaurant and they ran of together back to Elvis's home planet!

LOL
As good an explanation as any I've heard. They're both probably watchin all this diggin and laughin.

June 19, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Congrats to Ford. I've been a Ford truck driver ever since I got my licence. Happy with all the ones I've had.

June 19, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

FoundOnRoadDead

I thought that was them Toyotas. LOL

June 19, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

As for Hoffa.....how many aging gangster "I know where he really is" confessions does this make?....like bingo, it will hit it spot on eventually.

Yep......them Gangster are sitting back laughing and knowing that he ain't buried there just sending them on another goose chase.

June 19, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

FoundOnRoadDead

Well a 1,000 times they where First
On
Race
Day


Fords are junk.

June 19, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Well a 1,000 times they where FirstOnRaceDayFords are junk.

First
On
Race
Day

Fixed and there still junk

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June 19, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Fix
Or
Repair
Daily

June 19, 2013  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Well a 1,000 times they were
First
On
Race
Day


Fords are junk.

2nd winningest make in Nascar....and yes, junk on the streets.

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June 19, 2013  07:53 PM ET
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I was talking about this at dinner and someone told me a new one I'd never heard.FordOwnersRDummiesKeep in mind I'm not the type of guy who is loyal to one brand or just American cars and I know every manufacturer has rolled a few junkers off the line. I just think some of these are funny.

Same same.

Another one

Flip
Over
Read
Directions.

 
June 19, 2013  07:53 PM ET

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