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Ford Mustang Goes NASCAR

NASCAR's Nationwide series will be getting a new look starting in 2010, as family cars move over for muscle.

The Roush Fenway racing Ford Mustang is the first of the new breed of racer that will debut in four races next year, before running full-time in 2011. Based on the 'Car of Tomorrow' used in NASCAR's top-level Sprint Cup series, the Mustang will eventually replace the Ford Fusions used today.

In an effort to further differentiate the two racing series, NASCAR is pushing for automakers to swap the four-door sedan profiles currently used in Nationwide, for sportier two-door coupes. Along with Ford, Dodge is expected to unveil a Challenger-based car in the near future. Chevrolet and Toyota will be sticking with the Impala and Camry, respectively...for now.

The Roush Fenway Con-way Freight Mustang will be driven by 21 year-old Colin Braun, who is moving up to Nationwide from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

#16 Con-way Freight Mustang

A new era of Mustang Racing rolled out today with Roush Fenway Racing and Con-Way Freight as national sponsors. (10/13/09)
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#16 Con-way Freight Mustang

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Colin Braun and his #16 Con-way Freight Mustang

Ford Mustang Goes NASCAR

NASCAR's Nationwide series will be getting a new look starting in 2010, as family cars move over for muscle.

The Roush Fenway racing Ford Mustang is the first of the new breed of racer that will debut in four races next year, before running full-time in 2011. Based on the 'Car of Tomorrow' used in NASCAR's top-level Sprint Cup series, the Mustang will eventually replace the Ford Fusions used today.

In an effort to further differentiate the two racing series, NASCAR is pushing for automakers to swap the four-door sedan profiles currently used in Nationwide, for sportier two-door coupes. Along with Ford, Dodge is expected to unveil a Challenger-based car in the near future. Chevrolet and Toyota will be sticking with the Impala and Camry, respectively...for now.

The Roush Fenway Con-way Freight Mustang will be driven by 21 year-old Colin Braun, who is moving up to Nationwide from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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