Ford Confirms Mustang Entry for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series, Teaser Released

Ford'never closed door on Supercars                                              7 Hours ago

Global demand for the new 2018 model has driven Ford Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world, while its social media status as world's most hashtagged auto proves that passion for this motoring icon is stronger than ever with fans of all ages.

Last night we reported on the news that Ford were re-entering Supercars and today that news got officially confirmed.

So apart from the return of official Ford backing to the Australian Supercars Championship under the Ford Performance banner, the Blue Oval performance brand's involvement with the Mustang will remain limited to a number of chassis and engine parts.

The Gen2 rules - where two-door cars are eligible for Supercars - saw Holden homologate its hatchback Commodore ZB for the 2018 season.

The brand will also supply both financial and technical assistance to leading Ford-aligned teams Tickford Racing and DJR Team Penske to develop the racing version of the vehicle.

For Ford Mustang aficionados, April 17 is unique. That model will be retired once the new Mustang is ready.

Ford announced its exit at the end of 2014
Ford announced its exit at the end of 2014

"Ford's dedication to the technical aspects of this process will continue to raise the bar for DJR Team Penske and the other Ford teams". In China the Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe past year with 7,125 registrations.

"The Mustang nameplate is one the of the most legendary in the world and we are proud to have it lining up on our grid in 2019", Sean Seamer, Supercars CEO, said. Ford also noted that the Mustang is 10 percent more popular with women over the last five years, so it's gaining ground all over the place.

While Australian touring cars may seem a world away from our BTCC, perhaps the best news to take from this is a sustained commitment from Ford to motorsport. "The Mustang brand has such an iconic history in motorsports and it will be great to be racing them in multiple Series".

The move comes as part of the company's announcement that it will roll out the Ford Performance brand in Australia, the company once again embracing its heritage as a performance vehicle brand. The existing Fiesta ST, at launch, earned more honours than any small performance vehicle from Ford ever upon its arrival - it was only beaten by the latest Ford Focus RS.

"The fact that we will be able to build and race Mustang in the 2019 Supercars Championship is music to my ears".

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