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2001 Busch: The season of change

Updated: February 16, 2001, 3:39 AM ET
By Phil Furr | Special to ESPN.com

Pop the question, "Have you driven a Ford lately?" at a convention of Busch Series champions, and you're likely to be met with more blank stares than Bill Clinton at a Congressional caucus on "Early 21st Century pardon philosophy."

For nearly two decades, the mention of Ford and champion in the same sentence has been taboo in the Grand National garage.

Spanning the spectrum of American racing, a horse always wins the Kentucky Derby, and a Ford never wins the Busch Series ...

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