Ford Performance continues to inch forward every week as teams continue dialing in the new Dark Horse Mustang. This past offseason Ford introduced a new body style in the NASCAR Cup Series with the hopes of improving the overall performance and aerodynamics.

For example, drivers like Brad Keselowski have gotten closer to snapping his three-year losing drought and what would be his first win with RFK Racing. Keselowski had back-to-back top-five finishes at Phoenix and Bristol. The team showed strength by placing eighth at Richmond and back-to-back runner-up finishes at Texas and Talladega.

Keselowski believes that the next three races, including Kansas, will be a strong showing for the manufacturer.

“Big three-four weeks for Ford. Here at Kansas, Darlington, and Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte) coming up,” said Keselowski to

Despite the good runs for the Michigan native, he feels that he and the No. 6 team still have their work cut out to lock themselves into the playoffs.

“We have good runs, but we don’t have any wins. We got our work cut-out for us,” Keselowski later stated.

Other Ford drivers Josh Berry and Austin Cindric felt the same regarding Ford’s improvements.

“Honestly, I feel okay where we’re at. At least for the No. 4 team, right? I feel like we’re getting better each and every week. I feel like we continue to improve throughout the first quarter of the season, Berry told “Obviously, we’d like to be a little bit better here and there but honestly, I’m still a rookie and still learning.”

Keeping at it with his Stewart-Haas Racing team, and manufacture Ford, is something that Berry remains focused on as the season progresses.

Austin Cindric and the No. 2 Team Penske team continue to work hard towards earning a trip to victory lane. Cindric, winner of the Daytona 500 in 2022, led 32 circuits finishing fourth at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The North Carolina native also led laps at Daytona and Talladega earlier this year.

“It’s sometimes difficult to judge manufactures as a whole vs my own personal performance and team performance. The numbers certainly don’t lie. I think a lot of times things take awhile to get used to with a lot of change and everyone is working hard to get to victory lane.”

Cindric, with Noah Gragson, Michael McDowell, and Chase Briscoe each start the AdventHealth 400 from inside the top 10.

The event at the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN Radio at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Brett Winningham
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