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Riding three-race winning streak, Ford closing in on Chevy for most Sprint Cup wins in 2014; Toyota lags way behind

Jul 9, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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Things we learned Wednesday while looking up something else:

Fans of the blue oval – otherwise known as Ford Motor Company – have at long last reason to celebrate.

How many of you realize that Ford drivers have now won the last three Sprint Cup races?

That’s right, Carl Edwards won at Sonoma, Brad Keselowski won at Kentucky and Aric Almirola won Sunday’s rain-shortened race at Daytona.

This marks Ford’s longest winning streak since the 2005 season, when Greg Biffle won the spring races at Dover and Michigan, sandwiched around Carl Edwards’ win at Pocono.

Even better news for Ford fans: The mighty blue oval has won seven of the first 18 races this season (Chevrolet has nine wins and Toyota just two), the most in one season since 2011.

And there’s still a half season of 18 more races left to go.

Can Ford make it four in a row this Sunday at New Hampshire?

One other thing: Ford drivers have won the pole for the last two races. Keselowski sat on the pole at Kentucky while David Gilliland earned the top spot due to rain at Daytona.

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