SHOW #199 – Guest: Ford Racing’s Tim Duerr, discuss Dale Earnhardt Jr. being the best Hendrick Motorsports driver, Denny Hamlin’s Kansas win, Bristol’s grinding job, and preview short track racing at Richmond. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
(About 48 mins)
DEARBORN, Mich., April 16, 2012 – Ford Motor Company is again making NASCAR history this month as the all-new Focus Electric becomes the first all-electric pace car to ever lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400.
The all-new Focus Electric will perform all pace car duties at Richmond International Raceway on April 28.
“Ford research shows the majority of Americans would consider buying an electrified vehicle but do not yet understand the different technologies,” said Mark Fields, president of The Americas. “Highlighting the Focus Electric as a pace car is a fun way to educate consumers about the kinds of benefits our electrified vehicles deliver and show people our commitment to provide Ford customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy in the vehicle that best meets their needs – from EcoBoost®-powered gasoline vehicles and hybrids to plug-in hybrids and full electrics.”
Approximately 35 percent of new car intenders are motorsports fans and 78 percent of them support NASCAR, according to Ford research. Additionally, Ford race fans are 67 percent more likely to consider Ford products than general market consumers.