Finally, the Ford Mustang will be represented at NASCAR. But why has it taken so long?
Widely regarded as the most popular spectator sport in America (on some lists at least) NASCAR is unmistakably cool. Sure, F1 is cool too but lacks the same intense American drama that comes with the not-so-boring ring racing that reminds us all of South African stock car racing and brandy-laden nights.
So it's surprising then that the largest brand in America and one of the largest in the world has used a Ford Fusion as their NASCAR offering for the past few years. It's just silly if you ask us.
The Fusion is about as NASCAR as Shaun the Sheep is a competent lawyer, which says it all.
So, finally, Ford have done something great and have decided from 2019 that Ford NASCAR will be represented by a Mustang, which just makes a whole lot more sense. Especially when it looks this cool and is, perhaps, the most well known car in the world with the most absorbing of American legacies.
I mean, who doesn't love a Ford Mustang? No one, surely. But, if you do happen to know a person that doesn't, ask yourself this - should you know them at all?
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice-president for product development and Purchasing, said that the “Mustang has raced since it was first sold in 1964 [and] after more than a half-century it feels great to finally let it run in the top echelon of America’s most popular stock car racing series.”
Well, it's about time!