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Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee event since. A Ford driver hasn't hoisted a Cup championship trophy since 2004, either.

There have been some highlights during this past decade of mediocrity, but coming up empty every year in the chase for NASCAR's biggest prize got very tiring to the Ford group.

"Four years ago we got very serious about, 'We don't just want to be here, we want to be here to win,'" said Mark Rushbrook, global director at Ford Motor Co. "To do that, we knew we had to fix everything."

Standings: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: May. 21
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Busch5031
2Joey Logano4912
3Kevin Harvick4843
4Brad Keselowski3964
5Kurt Busch3935
6Clint Bowyer3866
7Denny Hamlin3807
8Martin Truex Jr3768
9Ryan Blaney3659
10Aric Almirola34210
11Kyle Larson33611
12Jimmie Johnson28612

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