Braun - Ford interview 2009-08-11

This Week in Ford Racing: August 11, 2009 In April, Ford Motor Company launched the '10 Unleashed program, giving consumers a chance to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the new 2010 Ford Mustang. As part of the campaign, actress and ...

This Week in Ford Racing:
August 11, 2009

In April, Ford Motor Company launched the '10 Unleashed program, giving consumers a chance to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the new 2010 Ford Mustang. As part of the campaign, actress and musician Queen Latifah asked to unleash her lead foot, and drive the new 2010 Mustang as fast as her nerves would allow. Ford Racing and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Colin Braun was along for the ride, offering tips and advice as she raced around the track in the iconic pony car.

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YOU RECENTLY WORKED WITH QUEEN LATIFAH FOR THE '10 UNLEASHED PROGRAM. HOW DID IT GO? "It was fun. She seemed to be pretty good right off the bat. She just wanted to have some fun and drive the Mustang fast. She already knew how to heel-and-toe downshift. I don't think I did a whole lot of teaching, I just kind of got to ride with her and show her a few little things, but she was really good."

HOW WAS IT MEETING HER? "It was great. She is a really cool person and she seems to have a huge passion for racing and performance cars so we had a lot in common to talk about."

SINCE YOU GAVE HER SOME POINTERS ABOUT DRIVING THE MUSTANG, DID SHE TEACH YOU HOW TO RAP OR SING? "No, she didn't teach me how to rap. She wanted me to sing and I said, 'Sorry, I'm not going to do it today. I'm definitely not a singer.'"

-credit: ford racing

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