“What a great win to start off a partnership. It is so great with Stewart-Haas and to have Kurt win it, our last Ford champion and in his first race back with Ford is fantastic,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president of global product development and chief technical officer, Ford Motor Co. “Everybody worked together so well. SHR, Penske, RPM, and Wood Brothers with the Doug Yates power. We were so fast. We knew we had a good chance and Kurt hung in there after getting caught up in that crash. He didn’t give up.”
A freight train of Ford Fusions were behind Kevin Harvick the No. 4 of SHR when he took the second segment and 10 bonus points, followed by No. 22 Joey Logano in P2 of Team Penske, No. 41 Kurt Busch P3, No. 2 Brad Keselowski P4 of Team Penske and No. 10 Danica Patrick P5 of SHR.