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Mustang Password More Popular than Superman and Batman
We recently learned that mustang is one of the most common website passwords. According to a recent study by SplashData, a company specializing in password management, mustang was the 16th most common password found on the Internet in 2014—the only car moniker that found its way into the top 25. Not only that, but mustang topped superheroes batman and superman as people’s secret code for accessing their personal networks and accounts.
“We’re flattered that people want to use mustang as their password, but alone, it just isn’t strong enough to be secure,” said Keith Moss, Ford Director of Cyber Security. “We encourage people to use mustang, but we recommend they strengthen their password by mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to make it unique.”
Krista Elyse to Run NMRA FS
JPC Racing is looking to get back into the NMRA Factory Stock class and has named Krista Elyse as the driver of its Fox-body LX Mustang. Elyse also assisted with the ground up build, with the help of Eric Holliday. “We’ll be breaking the classic blue coupe out of storage this year, and it’ll be our new factory stock beast,” she stated.
Elyse has been competing in the NMRA True Street class with her Grabber Blue Three-Valve GT, which was featured in our Jan. ’15 issue (“Project Blue”). JPC Racing was excited to present the opportunity to in the well-known blue notch from Justin Burcham’s own Factory Stock racing days.
The Mustang will also be sponsored by HP Tuners. JPC’s lead calibrator Kevin MacDonald will be using HP’s VCM suite to dial the car in. Also, the Fox will be sporting a complete UPR front and rear suspension setup. “We thought we’d mix things up a bit,” said Elyse.
Fords Sweeps Daytona as Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500
Speedweeks in Daytona proved glorious for Ford Performance and Blue Oval enthusiasts. NASCAR star Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 in his Shell/Pennzoil-backed, Roger Penske–owned No. 22. Ryan Reed drove his Roush Fenway Mustang to victory in the NASCAR Xfinity series race. Tyler Reddick scored a win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in his F-150 owned by NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski. A week earlier, Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine powered the winning Chip Ganassi Daytona Prototype in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance classic.
Ganassi drivers Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, and Tony Kanaan earned Ford’s EcoBoost engine program its first win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. With the win, Ford EcoBoost technology has captured the two most important endurance races in North America: the Rolex 24 and the 12 Hours of Sebring (2014).
“It was a great day for Ford and a great day for Ganassi,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s group vice president of global product development and Ford’s chief technical officer. “We had a great car and great drivers. And, of course, we had really great power, reliability, and fuel economy out of the EcoBoost. It’s just a great testament to the entire team. I couldn’t be prouder of them.” Nair accepted the Manufacturers Trophy on behalf of Ford. Ford EcoBoost technology is available in every new Ford car, utility, and light-duty pickup in North America beginning this year.