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Stock Car Scoop: Will Ford Dominance Continue at Michigan?

The NASCAR Cup Series visits the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway this weekend for a date in the Irish Hills, where it’s a point of pride for any manufacturer to score a victory close to the Motor City.

Fords have won the last seven races at the track, most recently defending winner Ryan Blaney, but the advent of the Next Gen car has thrown a wrench into any perennial contender’s chances at MIS and Auto Club Speedway is really the only apt comparison this entire season.

Adam Cheek and Dalton Hopkins break down if the Blue Ovals’ streak continues, whether Austin Hill‘s Cup debut this weekend will show him to be a worthy successor to Tyler Reddick at Richard Childress Racing, and more.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after writing for IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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CHIEF

Poor Fords, hendricknascar has aero/horsepower packaged your performance so you can only play in the back of their sandbox !

Jeremy

And as soon as Ford finds the slightest advantage, GM/Hendricks whine and cry to NA$CAR until they take it away!

Ford would be better off to drop NA$CAR and become a 3rd engine supplier to Indycar.

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