Ford Performance Technical Center maximizes NASCAR performance

It’s no secret that engineering has taken on a much more important role in motorsports in the last decade.   

To that end, all of the three manufacturers competing in NASCAR have put increased emphasis on high-tech equipment and engineering solutions.   

In Concord, N.C., not far from Roush Fenway Racing, the NASCAR R&D Center and Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ford Motor Co. opened its Ford Performance Technical Center in May 2014.   

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The 33,000-square-foot facility was designed to house all of the program’s technical resources.    

Ford’s NASCAR and IMSA teams utilize the on-site full-motion platform simulator and other tools to maximize performance on the track.    

In addition to helping improve all aspects of the racing program, the center also provides space where product engineers can analyze data and incorporate racing technology into Ford performance vehicles.

This accompanying short video shows some of the work that goes on at the Ford Performance Technical Center.