Edsel Ford II speaks on Ford Mustang Racecar in Cup Series

Will we see a Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series?

Many years ago, NASCAR had muscle cars in the field.

Then, money took over. The manufactures became the big spenders. Understandably, someone behind office doors thought it was a good idea to put one of the most sold cars on the grid. After all, when your spending this money it might be a good idea to showcase and promote your most sold cars.

Muscle cars are a niche market. But, NASCAR is that exact niche market.

Ford Fusion NASCAR Racecar
Ford Fusion NASCAR Racecar

It’s a gimmick to use a 4 door family car as a NASCAR stock car. The fans see right through it. It became laughable.

In 2017, NASCAR is suddenly edgy again. Now, Chevrolet opened the door wide open. They have ditched their use of the Chevrolet SS.

In 2018, Chevrolet will bring a muscle car back to the Cup Series. The Chevrolet Camaro racecar debuts in February.

2018 Camaro Photos

Related: 2018 Chevy Camaro

Will Ford bring the Mustang to NASCAR Cup Series?

Edsel Ford II is the great grandson of Henry Ford. He sits on the board of the Ford Motor Company. Currently, he works on the finance and innovation committee for the America auto maker.

Related: Ford NASCAR driver development program announced

The use of the Camaro has caught the eye of Ford. But will Ford react and do the same?

Team Penske Ford Fusion
Team Penske Ford Fusion at Bristol Motor Speedway

Edsel Ford II says using a Ford Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, “would be wonderful.”

“I don’t know what we’re going to do yet, but I think it’s the right play,” Ford told motorsport.com at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday. “I think Mustang ought to be our race car – much like Camaro is General Motors race car. So, it seems to me that would be appropriate.”

Related: Stewart-Haas Racing makes switch to Ford

Author: Shane Walters


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