MUSTANGS IN NASCAR
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Published on Mon, Jul 12, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Carl Edwards' No. 60 Copart Mustang The Ford Mustang has been racing ever since it first came off the assembly line in 1964, but for all of its success on the track, the pony never competed in NASCAR--until now. The next-generation NASCAR Nationwide Mustang debuted at Daytona International Speedway in the first of four races this season as part of a limited series rollout. According to Ford, the Mustang will compete full time in 35 national events next year, and Ford drivers including former Nationwide champ and current Sprint Cup star Carl Edwards are excited to drive Ford's iconic muscle car before millions of fans every weekend. “I love my Mustang, said Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Copart Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. “I love driving it and it’s got a lot of people excited. There are people that don’t follow NASCAR that are pumped about watching these Mustangs run out here on the race track, so, for me, it’s really cool as a Mustang owner. It looks great. The only track we’ve really run it at so far is here at Daytona. It’s got a ton of front downforce, so the racing you’re going to see will be insane.”
Paul Menard's No. 20 Nationwide Mustang Expect to see a NASCAR edition of the Mustang at your local Ford dealer sometime in the near future.