STATEMENT FROM MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT ROGER CURTIS ON FORD EARNING ITS 600TH CAREER NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES VICTORY FOLLOWING TREVOR BAYNE'S DAYTONA 500 VICTORY
"Congratulations to Trevor Bayne and the No. 21 Wood Brothers team for winning the Daytona 500. What a tremendous accomplishment for Ford Motor Company to earn its 600th career victory in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. This milestone was accomplished by the success of so many drivers and teams that have had Ford manufacturing background for decades in this sport. From the achievements of the Wood Brothers to Roush Fenway Racing, Ford has produced some of the greatest victories and champions this sport has even seen, including today's Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne.
"We are no stranger to Ford's success here at Michigan International Speedway. Drivers such as David Pearson, Bill Elliott, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Greg Biffle have all posted multiple victories in a Ford at MIS, giving the manufacturer a track record 31 Sprint Cup wins here. In fact, the Wood Brothers are tied with Jack Roush with the most Sprint Cup victories for an owner at MIS with 11. Their success in the Irish Hills of Michigan -- the very heart of the automotive industry -- has set a mark for success that will not be touched for some time. Congratulations to Ford and all their success."