Ford Performance unveils 2019 Mustang for Monster Energy Series
The world’s best selling sports car is getting a makeup in the oval racing world. A new 2019 NASCAR Ford race car has made it’s debut.
View 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR race car photos below.
“Mustang has raced since it was first sold in 1964,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing, who was on hand to help unveil the car.
“After more than a half-century, it feels great to finally let Mustang run in the top echelon of America’s most popular stock car racing series,” Thai-Tang concluded.
Ford made their motorsport debut in 1964. The manufacture won the 4,000 mile Tour de France Automobile. It was a 10-day rally race. Ford then transformed to SCCA TransAm, IMSA, NHRA, Formula Drift and then the NASCAR 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,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
“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,” Rushbrook concluded.
The NASCAR Ford Mustang closely resembles the street version of the same car. The days of shaving off the edges in the design are gone. The edges are back in NASCAR.
Currently, there are 13 Ford drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All of those drivers made an appearance for the 2019 NASCAR Mustang release. The new race car made it’s debut at Ford’s World Headquarters.
“We look forward to seeing the Ford Mustang, a cultural icon, on the track in the most competitive series in all of motorsports,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.
“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.
The Ford Mustang first joined the NASCAR ranks in 2011 via an entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. They’ve won a championship, every year expect one. Ricky Stenhouse Jr was the series champion is 2011 and 2012. Roger Penske of Team Penske claimed the owner’s title four of the last five seasons.
In addition to the celebration of the new Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series machine, there’s other reasons to party. Ford just pushed the 10 millionth Mustang off the assembly line. That car was produced at the Flat Rock, Michigan assembly on Wednesday August 8, 2018.
The new 2019 NASCAR Mustang will be make it’s first showing in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17, 2019.
Watch the full video of the 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR race car reveal below.