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It was the smash hit sports roadster in the nation a year ago with 7,125 auto enrollments. The homologation of the Mustang for Supercars, sees Ford Performance partner with DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing.

The addition of the Mustang to the Cup Series will make the model the fourth Ford to race the ovals since 1972 after the Thunderbird, Taurus, and Fusion.

So, Happy Birthday to the mighty Ford Mustang - America's longest-running nameplate and the world's most popular sporty 2-door auto. "It's a big nameplate for us, especially with how that auto is performing around the world with global sales".

It's been a big year for Mustangs as Ford announced the return of the classic Bullitt and Mustang Shelby GT500 editions, and that the iconic model would be used by its NASCAR teams for the first time starting in 2019.

There are no such issues with the ST, which has been sourced from Europe previously and will find a home here under the newly launched Ford Performance brand, along with the Focus ST and RS, Mustang and Ranger Raptor.

As per NASCAR rules, Ford would have had to have submitted initial plans to run the Mustang in 2019 in the middle of last season.


Although the most recent model years have introduced a new line-up of EcoBoost turbocharged engines, smaller in capacity and more economical, some parts of the pony auto charm are still old-school. Considering the Mustang is an actual sports auto (unlike the aging Fusion sedan), this move makes sense-unless people actually buy Fusions after they see them being raced in NASCAR, which I doubt is the case.

"Mustang is a vehicle that is woven into the fabric of our country, and it's only right that we put it on the track in NASCAR's most visible series". It has taken Team Penske to four owners championships carried Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

We have previously talked about how the Ford Mustang won the 2017 sales race in the U.S. among sporty 2-door models, but today, the Motor Company announced that the Mustang was the bestselling sporty 2-door in the world for the third-straight year.

"Mustang is Ford's halo brand and with its 54th birthday it keeps recording more milestones, but I think having a Mustang Supercar is going to be a very significant one for the brand in this country". A public unveiling of the finished product will soon follow.

Until then, we're only left with the darkened teaser image released by Ford Performance to accompany the announcement.

The technical details of the race-ready Mustang have not yet been released. It'll make its official points-race debut at the Daytona 500 on February 17, 2019.

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