Could the Mustang be coming to the NASCAR Cup Series?

If Edsel Ford II had his wish, Ford Performance would be campaigning the iconic Mustang in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

Could the Mustang be coming to the NASCAR Cup Series?
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Coming on the heels of Chevrolet announcing it will field its Camaro brand in NASCAR’s top tour, race fans have been vocal about Ford’s muscle car joining the ranks as well.

The great-grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford said that, while he’s not the decision maker for the racing arm of the manufacturer, personally he feels that having a Mustang race alongside the Camaro “would be wonderful.”

“I don’t know what we’re going to do yet, but I think it’s the right play,” Ford told motorsport.com at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday. “I think Mustang ought to be our race car — much like Camaro is General Motors race car. So, it seems to me that would be appropriate.”

Ford, who sits on the board of directors for Ford Motor Company, was in Charlotte for Wood Brother Racing's sponsorship announcement with Motorcraft. For the 18th season, Motorcraft will adorn the hood of the No. 21 Ford in 2018.

Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964. The car competed in drag racing, road racing and drifting before Ford’s most successful race car joined the NASCAR ranks in the Xfinity Series in 2010. While it had been rumored that Mustang would also be Ford’s race car of choice in the Cup series in 2013, the plans never came to fruition.

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