Mustang is America's best-selling sports auto over the last 50 years, based on Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total USA new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports auto segments supplied by IHS Markit.
Ford has unveiled the Mustang NASCAR Cup auto that will carry the brand's flag in the series next year, where it will compete against the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Toyota Camry.
Ford EVP Jim Farley took time during the celebration of the 10 millionth Mustang to discuss the evolution of the Mustang, including the upcoming hybrid model.More news: Puerto Rico Says Hurricane Maria Death Toll Is Likely More Than 1,400
While Toyota will be racing the all-new Supra at NASCAR beginning starting in 2019, Ford will also be bringing a new challenger to the field - the 2019 Mustang.
The Ford Mustang first joined the NASCAR ranks in 2011 via an entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. "After more than a half-century, it feels great to finally let Mustang run in the top echelon of America's most popular stock vehicle racing series". It will be making its race debut at the Daytona 500 which will be held on February 17, 2019. Ford Performance and Ford Design teams had to work together to design a vehicle that would look like a Mustang and still meet all of the NASCAR requirements.
Ford gathered 60 Mustang owners of every model together at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in MI to spell out 10,000,000 with their vehicles, complete with a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flyover.More news: All 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are coming to IMAX
Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to build a stock auto that remains true to the road car's design but also competitive on the track. The manufacture won the 4,000 mile Tour de France Automobile. Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart drove a Mustang onto a stage for the reveal with all 13 Ford Cup drivers were in attendance. He has fielded Fords for his entire career, which includes 3,565 races, 137 wins and two championships at the Cup level. Even though they are called stock cars, they are stripped of all extraneous equipment like lights, seats, normal safety gear and electronics. All of those drivers made an appearance for the 2019 NASCAR Mustang release.
Drivers were consulted during the design process, but Harvick said it is limited as Ford tried to make sure the body design looks like the passenger auto in addition to meeting NASCAR's standards.More news: Trump says he condemns 'all types of racism' ahead of Charlottesville anniversary
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