Ford Off to the Races With 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang
Ford has a great heritage in motorsport, and it’s been adding to that legacy left and right this year. From the debut of the Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to the launch of the quickest Mustang Cobra Jet ever to take to the strip, there’s been no shortage of news on the performance front. Never content to let its foot off the gas when it’s got good momentum going, Ford has revealed the next stage of its motorsport legacy: the all-new 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang racecar.
The 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang is set to make its on-track debut at Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15. Like the Mustang GT4 that competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series and the Mustang that has already clinched the Supercars Manufacturer’s Championship with half of the season remaining, the Xfinity Series Mustang is a joint development between members the Ford Design team and the Ford Performance Technical Center.
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The resulting Mustang looks to follow up on the success of the first Xfinity Mustang, which hit the track full time in 2011 and earned three driver’s championships and six owner’s championships in the years since. In 2018, driver Cole Custer piloted the Mustang to an owner’s championship for Tony Stewart and Gene Haas of Stewart-Haas Racing.
“Ford and NASCAR have enjoyed a long and storied partnership, and the iconic Mustang has solidified its place within that legacy with an impressive performance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR managing director of racing operations and international development. “We’re looking forward to seeing what the newest generation of the Mustang will do on the track.”