Ford unveils new NASCAR Mustang

Ford unveils 2019 NASCAR Mustang

The Camaro is in its first season of competition.

It can take as long as two years for a manufacturer to design, build, and finally introduce a new Stock Car in NASCAR competition.

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.

The Mustang will also join Australia's Supercars series in 2019.

While the Mustang has competed in several racing series, including the SCCA, Trans-Am, IMSA, NHRA, Formula Drift and NASCAR Xfinity (since 2011), this will be the first time for Mustang in the Cup Series.

Ford would have you believe that the 'stang's NASCAR Cup series debut is one designed purely to boost the pony car's profile.

"Ever since we announced in April that Mustang would be going to the Cup level in 2019, we've heard nothing but positive feedback", said Ford global director Mark Rushbrook. 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.

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Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to build a stock vehicle that remains true to the road car's design but also competitive on the track.

Following yesterday's celebration for the 10 millionth Mustang, Ford has unveiled the all-new Mustang race vehicle that will compete in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ford now runs the Fusion in the NASCAR Cup series, and it has found its way to victory lane nine times.

"Our sport eagerly anticipates the performance, style and fanfare the Mustang will bring to the track each weekend beginning at the 2019 Daytona 500", O'Donnell concluded. "Ford has over 660 victories, with 9 this year and we look forward to seeing the Mustang add to that", he added.

Ford Performance rolled out its 2019 Mustang in grand fashion Wednesday afternoon.

The vehicle was revealed to the media, NASCAR executives, Ford employees and the 13 current Ford NASCAR Cup drivers and their teams.

The first race for the new NASCAR Mustang will be the Daytona 500 on February 17, 2019.

Watch the full video of the 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR race auto reveal below.

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