CONCORD, N.C. (Apr 9, 2014) – This weekend, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) will pay homage to the car that started the pony car craze: the Ford Mustang. RFR’s Chris Buescher will be behind the wheel of a special 50th Anniversary Mustang paint scheme during the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in Darlington (S.C.), to honor the car that inspired Detroit’s muscle car wars.
“It really is an honor to be a part of the celebration for 50 years of the Ford Mustang by having this terrific looking race car for Darlington,” said Buescher. “The Mustang is such an iconic car with a great history, and somehow Ford continues to make each new model of the car even better. I can’t wait to drive the new 2015 model when it comes out in a few months, and hopefully we can make the celebration even cooler by putting our No. 60 Ford Mustang in victory lane this weekend.”
The first Ford Mustang was unveiled on April 17th, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. Immediately, it went to work for Ford Racing, carrying generations of racecar drivers to victory lane. The Mustang’s styling and engineering also inspired millions of people to buy their pony. Now, 50 years later, Ford is celebrating the Mustang’s golden jubilee by unleashing a new generation of the legendary car.
"Mustang was born to race, so it makes perfect sense to have a 50 Years of Mustang paint scheme, from Jack Roush's stable, on Chris' Mustang to help honor the anniversary of the car," said Jamie Allison, Director, Ford Racing. "We're excited that NASCAR fans will get a chance to see this special car race at Darlington, and we hope it brings back great memories of their first experience with a Mustang."
The Mustang is Ford’s official car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and this Friday Buescher will be behind the wheel of the specially designed 50th Anniversary Mustang when he attempts to tame “The Lady in Black.” You can catch a sneak peek of what the car will look like, and see how the team at RFR got the car ready for the track,
The special paint scheme is only one part of the excitement surrounding RFR and the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. In the coming weeks, watch for a special social media campaign highlighting our fans’ greatest #RFRMustangMoments that will end with one fan winning a hood just like the one on the car Buescher races at Darlington.
You can learn more about the 50th anniversary of the Mustang at: http://ford.to/1gmR6pA
And learn more about the Mustang Club of America’s plans to celebrate the anniversary at: http://www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com/
About Roush Fenway Racing:
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