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2010 Ford Mustang NASCAR Nationwide Series race car

Today, Ford Racing has unveiled the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series race car. Determined to win this year, Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports, announced that any Ford driver who wins Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway will receive their own 2011 5.0-liter Mustang GT production vehicle that develops 412hp.

"Normally, when we go to a NASCAR race, the drivers are the recognized stars as far as fans are concerned. That’s not the case this week." said Allison. "Mustang and its debut in NASCAR is undoubtedly a huge story for fans and enthusiasts, and we want to make its debut a little more special for our drivers competing in the race. With a win, they have a chance to put their name down next to some of the Mustang racing legends."

This is the Mustang 5.0 GT’s second appearance in NASCAR since its race car debut at the Daytona 500 back in February.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Mustang debut in NASCAR has been anxiously anticipated ever since Ford announced the iconic pony car would be competing on the track last summer. Now, to help celebrate that debut, Ford Racing is giving its drivers even more incentive to be the first Mustang winner, and take their place in Mustang racing history.

Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports, announced today that any Ford driver who wins Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway will receive their own 2011 5.0-liter Mustang GT production vehicle.

"Normally, when we go to a NASCAR race, the drivers are the recognized stars as far as fans are concerned. That’s not the case this week." said Allison. "Mustang and its debut in NASCAR is undoubtedly a huge story for fans and enthusiasts, and we want to make its debut a little more special for our drivers competing in the race. With a win, they have a chance to put their name down next to some of the Mustang racing legends."

This will mark the second straight NASCAR appearance as the Daytona pace car for the 5.0 Mustang GT, which led the field to the green flag for the first time in its history at February’s Daytona 500.

"This week is all about celebrating Mustang in NASCAR," said Allison. "Fans will get to see the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter pacing both races, and they’ll also see the start of a new era in Mustang Racing on track.

"Nothing would make me happier than to present one of our drivers the keys to their own 5.0 Mustang GT in Victory Lane on Friday night."



6 comments:

They have to formulate setbacks and goals so that this incident won’t be happening again.

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This car is a joke! Let me go to a Ford dealership and buy a stock version of this car that hasn’t been lowered, stretched, and widened. Now Dodge is threatening to bring the Challenger.

I’ve been a Nascar fan since the early 70’s. This was when cars were built as stock cars that you could drive off the showroom floor.

What’s next? A Camaro with a smushed roof and a body that looks like pulled taffy? Nascar has to wake up and get back to the basics of racing.

It happened to see a few laps of a recent Sprint Cup race, and those cars look more like NHRA Funny Cars than "stock cars". Ridiculous.

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