Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, expressed delight in having Kevin Harvick in their Ford family.
Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 Ford driver has the most Cup wins in the 2020 season. After the two wins at Michigan, Harvick passed Denny Hamlin to claim his sixth victory. Rushbrook said:
“It’s good to have him on our side, for sure. We were very excited to bring Stewart-Haas Racing to Ford three and a half years ago. We were excited from the first day we talked to them. We know the level of competition inside that organization; they’re all racers. They want to go win every single race.
“As a company, as a team, to have them with us as part of our Ford family has been really big. They’ve got a lot of great drivers, especially Kevin Harvick as a former champion is bringing home a lot of race wins. We’re looking to see him do well in the playoffs this year.”
Ford has the most wins among manufacturers with 13 wins out of 22 races. Rushbrook is looking forward to more wins in the coming races.
“We’ve been really happy,” said Rushbrook. “I think 13 wins now so far through this season out of 22 races. It means so much to have such strong performance with five different drivers with wins. Each of the teams has strong finishes at almost every race we go to across all different tracks. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a short course or superspeedway or mile‑and‑a‑half or two miles, we’ve had really strong cars and performance.
“We’re excited about the rest of the season and some of the variety in the schedule with the different tracks that we have coming up. We’re really looking forward to the playoffs and the sequence of races that we hope to see some more good strong competition and wins playing out there.”
Veteran Kevin Harvick and newbie Cole Custer have been victorious for Stewart-Haas this campaign. In the mean time, Aric Almirola is having a profession year in every measurable classification and looks guaranteed of having a season finisher spot. Clint Bowyer and his group are having somewhat of a conflicting season, however he is over the season finisher cutline with four competitions to go.