2019 Mustang NASCAR Racer Works Out Alongside Drift Car In Charlotte

In order to give fans a first look at the 2019 Mustang stock car, the automaker decided to place it alongside a Mustang drift car and unleash the pair onto the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Behind the wheel of the stock car was none other than Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ, Joey Logano, whereas the drift ‘Stang was piloted by 38-year old Vaughn Gittin Jr, a self-taught professional drifter.

The two appear to have had a blast, casually racing on the infield portion of the track’s road course for our viewing pleasure.

In order to build the Cup-level Mustang, NASCAR and Ford Performance had to work together with design teams and NASCAR teams who operate Fords on the track. The goal was to create a car that could be competitive and remain true to its heritage at the same time.

Visually, Ford decided to make the stock car look like a Shelby GT350, which makes sense as this is a driver-focused version of the Mustang.

Throughout the pony car’s rich racing history, it managed to claim first place at the 1964 Tour de France Automobile. It then went on to compete in SCCA, Trans-Am, IMSA, NHRA, Formula Drift and NASCAR Xfinity series.

On February 17, 2019, the new racer will make its debut at NASCAR’s top class in the Daytona 500.

 

  • Jason Miller

    They need to start running larger wheels on those cars. It makes them look SOOOOO much better…

    • James Denz

      Looks are nowhere near as important as NASCAR track performance. They need all that rubber.

  • Pedro Pereira

    Why does it have the old front fascia if it’s a new car?

    • James Denz

      Because it’s not a stock front end and none of the NASCAR cars have stock front ends. They’re fiberglass facsimiles of the stock road cars.

  • FactChecker90803

    OMG a NASCAR that can actually turn left and is nimble, what is next??.

    • James Denz

      Probably similar to all the other NASCAR cars. They’re not stock in any way.

      • FactChecker90803

        I know that, they are a tube space chassis, but just making the typical Euro Race Fan snob comment, in regards to my perceptoon that NASCARS are unyielding hulks of metal.

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