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Ford has unveiled the 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup race car, which will be the first Mustang ever to compete in the NASCAR Cup racing series.

2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup race car

The 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup race car will make its racing debut in February at the Daytona 500 in February.

“Mustang has raced since it was first sold in 1964,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing, who was on hand to help unveil the car. “After more than a half-century, it feels great to finally let Mustang run in the top echelon of America’s most popular stock car racing series.”

2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup race car

Although next year will be the first time that the Musatng has competed NASCAR’s Cup racing series, the Mustang has been competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2011 and has won a championship in all but one season.

“Ever since we announced in April that Mustang would be going to the Cup level in 2019, we’ve heard nothing but positive feedback,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Our Ford Performance team has worked hard with the Ford Design team to create a Mustang that will be competitive on the track while remaining true to its proud heritage. We can’t wait to see it winning races in the NASCAR Cup Series next year.”

The 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup race car will make its debut on Feb. 17, 2019.

Source: Ford