|Nascar Sprint Cup Mustang Prototypes To Be Unveiled Soon?
You may recall last November we reported that Ford Motor Company was in negotiations to get the Ford Mustang sanctioned for racing in Nascar's premiere racing series the Sprint Cup. Since then there has been little word on whether we'd ever see the Mustang compete in the series. However, now it looks to be a done deal with prototypes being unveiled sooner than expected.
According to a report by Nascar.com this morning, Nascar team owner Jack Roush is quoted as saying that his race shop will be getting bodywork in the next few weeks that will allow them to begin assembling a Nascar Sprint Cup Mustang prototype.
"The artwork and detail of the shape within the parameter of NASCAR's hard points is being worked on at this point," Roush said. "I know that the first cars that are being built are being built as marketing and image cars. Those cars will be done off the clay model configurations that are at the point of being finished. My understanding is we will have the bodywork ready to start assembling the car in the next couple of weeks."
In 2009 Ford unveiled a Mustang built for racing in the Nascar Nationwide Series. Although fans were highly enthusiastic to finally see the Mustang in Nascar the cars looked little like the real deal. Last year Ford Motorsports Director, Jamie Allison, stated that Ford would only be interested in racing the Mustang in the Sprint Cup Series if a deal could be worked out that would allow the race car to resemble the actual road car. How closely the two will really resemble each other is yet to be seen, stay tuned.
Image source: Tyler Barrick - Autostock
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