Column By: JESSY MILLER / RPW – DAYTON, OH – Ford has announced that in 2019, there will be a new build for their NASCAR Cup cars.
The company will be going away from the Fusion model, in exchange for the Mustang. Both Toyota and Chevy teams got upgrades over the past few years, which left Ford to do the same.
Here is the teaser video for the new Ford Mustang: Both Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney (Ford drivers) retweeted it.
Several NASCAR drivers took to Twitter after the news was released.
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) April 18, 2018
Great news from @FordPerformance today. I'm really looking forward to getting the @Ford Mustang out on track for the @MonsterEnergy #NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Can't wait to take it to victory lane! pic.twitter.com/6qxABH3Y6f
— Aric Almirola (@Aric_Almirola) April 17, 2018
— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) April 17, 2018
Big News Alert! https://t.co/A6UWCfB8SY
— David Ragan (@DavidRagan) April 17, 2018
Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines, tweeted as well:
.@RoushYates is proud to partner with @FordPerformance to power 70 @Ford Mustang #Xfinity wins & Championships since 2011. Our team looks forward to winning with this iconic car in @NASCAR ’s top series. 💪#PonyUp #MENCS @sweepstakes1901 https://t.co/Dp8Jv3y1UN
— Doug Yates (@Yates_Doug) April 17, 2018
The All-Star race is coming up next month and voting is now open. You can vote drivers into the race here.
There are drivers who are automatically entered into the race. Past winners of the All-Star event, last season’s champion as well as winners of a points race this season and last season. There’s also a chance for drivers to compete to get into the All-Star called the Open.
If a driver fails to enter automatically or win one of the two Open races, there is still a shot for them if they win the fan vote.
Who do you want to see on track?