's Prime content

The ‘elaborate process’ of getting Ford’s Cup Mustang approved

Drawings, submissions, scale models, CAD files, windtunnel tests – when it comes to changing car models in NASCAR, the process doesn’t happen in a hurry.

It is a procedure that takes approximately 18 months, from initially notifying NASCAR of an upcoming change to the new car finally competing on the race track. The documentation alone for the body approval process in the NASCAR rulebook consists of 25 pages and nearly as many steps.

Ford officials are the latest to begin working their way through the process as they seek to gain approval for the Mustang in 2019.

Join PRIME and take advantage of member benefits:

  • Custom news feed based on your favorite series
  • Ad-free environment
  • Higher resolution photos
  • Access to the Giorgio Piola archive
  • Best of F1 Racing
  • Best of GP Gazette

Unlock the benefits of PRIME

and enjoy the full range of features offered by your favorite motorsport news site.

Subscribe to PRIME
Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Cup
Article type Analysis
Topic's Prime content