Photo courtesy of NASCAR NATION

Photo courtesy of NASCAR NATION

Ford Racing has announced that the 2014 season will be its last as sponsor of John Force—and all other professional drag racing teams. The company says it is ending its involvement with professional drag racing teams on the NHRA circuit and focusing more on the sportsman ranks.

After rumors about the move surfaced, Ford Racing set the record straight with this official statement:

“Ford is not getting out of drag racing.  We are fully committed to continue our support of grassroots sportsman drag racing with our Mustang Cobra Jet, parts support and contingency programs. Enthusiasts and production-based racing is at the heart of what we do. We have, however, made a business decision to conclude our team sponsorships and support in the NHRA Mello Yello Series at the end of the 2014 season. This decision was based on an ongoing assessment of our motorsport programs’ effectiveness and the strategic alignment with our company objectives globally.”

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.