NASCAR VIDEO: MAKING OF MUSTANG – THE DEVELOPMENT
· The second in a two-part series that follows the development process of bringing Ford’s iconic pony car, Mustang, to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, beginning with this weekend’s Daytona 500.
· Titled, “The Development”, the second video highlights the men who will be behind the wheel of the 2019 NASCAR Ford Mustang, talking about the collaboration between the Ford teams and Ford designers and engineers who developed the next high-performance race car worthy of the Mustang heritage.
CONTEXT / BACKGROUND
One of the key parts of the development process for the new NASCAR Cup Mustang was the collaboration between Ford race teams and Ford Performance engineers to make sure not only was the new 2019 NASCAR Mustang fast but was true to the look and spirit of the Mustangs found in driveways across the world.
Featuring Ford Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney, with imagery of the design process and drivers discussing their impressions of the new Mustang.
Runs approximately 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
“The Ford engineers, working together with the race teams, have come up with a very special piece that we are going to debut here in Daytona. For one, I can’t wait to race because I know it is going to be fast, but it is going to look good in victory lane as well.” – Joey Logano, 2018 NASCAR champion
“This car has been engineered and designed thoroughly, to levels I don’t think we have ever experienced in my time at Team Penske and with Ford Performance. I think we are looking for really big things out of the car and I think it is going to deliver.” – Brad Keselowski
“Mustangs. Muscle cars. That is what needs to be on our race tracks and finally that is what is on our racetrack in NASCAR.” – Clint Bowyer
About Ford Performance
Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Drift, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA Funny Car and sportsman drag racing. In addition. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing’s activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.