Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series car unveiled, debut at 2019 Daytona 500
Ford revealed today its all-new Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car, the first-ever Mustang that would competed in NASCAR’s premier division.
Since its birth in 1964, Mustang became the best-selling muscle car and one of the world’s most popullar sports car, raced in many different competitions but never in NASCAR Cup Series. Mustang entered NASCAR’s second tier series (Nationwide) in 2010 and it’s still in use in the Xfinity Series.
“Ever since we announced in April that Mustang would be going to the Cup level in 2019, we’ve heard nothing but positive feedback. Our Ford Performance team has worked hard with the Ford Design team to create a Mustang that will be competitive on the track while remaining true to its proud heritage. We can’t wait to see it winning races in the NASCAR Cup Series next year,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
All 13 Ford drivers currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were present at ceremony today at the company’s World Headquarters, along with team owners and NASCAR executives. The first race for the new NASCAR Cup Series Mustang will be the Daytona 500 in February 2019.
“We look forward to seeing the Ford Mustang, a cultural icon, on the track in the most competitive series in all of motorsports. Our sport eagerly anticipates the performance, style and fanfare the Mustang will bring to the track each weekend beginning at the 2019 Daytona 500,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.