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Old 5/2/10, 04:43 PM
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Ford sets date for new engine switch

Ford sets date for new engine switch: The Fords of Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports will switch to the FR9 engine beginning with the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 3 and race it for the remainder of the season  with the exception of Watkins Glen and Bristol Motor Speedway. The Roush and RPM teams will all race the engine at the Sprint All-Star Race. Ford originally submitted the engine for approval in the summer of 2008 and used it for the first time at the fall Talladega race. However, they rushed it before it was fully developed. The overall cost for the project  the first purpose-built racing engine for NASCAR  ran between $15-20 million.(FoxSports)(5-2-2010)
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have they run it at all so far? I thought Kenseth has run it a few times?
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I think few drivers run it at Talladega last week.
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20 million or 200 million, Ford wasted the money because if Ford starts winning again, NASCAR will change the rules to favor the Chevy or Toyota croud again and we are back to square 1 again! It's the WWF on 4 wheels! Ford will get tag-teamed and forced into the backround once again!
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New Ford engine to run in some cars at Pocono: Robbie Reiser, general manager at Roush Fenway Racing, said that some cars in the organization and at Richard Petty Motorsports will use the new Ford engine next week at Pocono before all the teams for both organizations use it the following week at Michigan. The engine debuted last season but has been used sparingly this season with plans for all the Ford teams to be running the engine this summer. Only the Wood Brothers, who are running a limited schedule, have used the new engine throughout this season. Scheduled to run the new Ford engine at Pocono next weekend are #43-AJ Allmendinger, #17-Matt Kenseth, #16-Greg Biffle and #99-Carl Edwards. Roush and RPM will use the new engine in all the remaining races, Reiser said, except next month at New Hampshire and Infineon Raceway and at Watkins Glen and Bristol in August.(Roanoke Times)(5-31-2010)
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they need to do something as RFR is getting their asses kicked and it is making for a boring season even though my driver Matt is 3rd in the points.
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Good news! Ford is kicking some serious butt all over the place except for NASCAR..
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Kahne pleased with FR9 engine after second at MIS


http://www.nascar.com/2010/news/head...gan/index.html
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Well.... They are getting better for sure!
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I wonder what kind of temps they were running? Every time I flipped over to the race, the Fords were spraying steam out the overflow like Old Faithful.
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Another Ford win In NHRA, they are seriously fast this year!!!
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Originally Posted by Red Star View Post
Kahne pleased with FR9 engine after second at MIS


http://www.nascar.com/2010/news/head...gan/index.html
Yep, so pleases that he's bolting to a non-Ford team next year.
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