After seven years in the second tier NASCAR Xfinity Series, the Ford Mustang steps up to the stock car major league for the first time in 2019.
A Mustang body has been used in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2011, and has won a championship there for all but one year.
In 2011 and 2012 Ricky Stenhouse Jr won back-to-back driver’s championships, while Roger Penske has picked up the owners’ title in four of the last five seasons.
Unveiled as part of the company’s celebrations over its 10 millionth production Mustang, the new race car actually looks almost like the real thing, something the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion NASCAR racers couldn’t claim.
The Mustang’s first NASCAR Cup race will be the Daytona 500 on February 17, 2019.