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The Ford Mustang, an iconic model that helped define the American car culture of the 1960s, is coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019.© Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports The Ford Mustang has been used in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2011.
Ford Motor Co. announced the switch Tuesday from the Fusion to the Mustang for its Cup teams beginning in February 2019.
Ford has raced the Mustang in the Xfinity Series, NASCAR’s No. 2 circuit, since 2011.
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Mustangs have won 70 races in the Xfinity Series. Two drivers (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2011 and 2012) and Chris Buescher (2015) have won Xfinity championships in Mustangs.
Brad Keselowski, with 17 wins, leads Mustang drivers in Xfinity victories.
“Bringing the Ford Mustang into the NASCAR Cup Series next season is big news for everyone, just for the fact that it’s the iconic muscle car with such a rich tradition in the history of Ford,” said Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick. “From style to performance, the Mustang has it all. It’s been successful in the Xfinity Series, and now we’re excited to bring it to the Cup Series to compete for a championship in 2019.”
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