Ford Performance unveil the stunning new Mustang that is set to take part in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Series. Revealing to the American media at Ford HQ in Dearborn, Michigan, the latest piece of racing technology from the Blue Oval certainly does an impressive job of catching the eye, even more so thanks to the efforts of former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart playing to the packed crowd as part of the spectacular introduction to the world of the newest NASCAR competitor for 2019. Under development for some time now and set to replace the trusty Fusion that has competed in NASCAR successfully for several years, the reveal yesterday marked something of a milestone in the history of this iconic car, with Ford having just celebrated completing the 10 millionth production Mustang on Wednesday of this week, a remarkable feat for one of the most enduring models in the history of the brand. With Ford having something of a revival of fortunes in the premier American racing series this year thanks to the efforts of Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick, the manufacturer hope the new car can propel them back into regular contention for championship honours right from the off, a feat often proving difficult in the first year of a new model in NASCAR racing: “You put in the due diligence, put in the effort, in the hope it will perform better, obviously,” he said. “It’s like everything in life. You put your blood, sweat and tears into it. But you really don’t know until you go out and line her up and see what she does. With the technology and everything we have in today’s day and age, we think it’ll be bigger and better than we’ve ever had" said Ford driver Clint Bowyer, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing this season. “Ever since we announced in April that Mustang would be going to the Cup level in 2019, we’ve heard nothing but positive feedback,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance motorsports. “Our Ford Performance team has worked hard with the Ford Design team to create a Mustang that will be competitive on the track while remaining true to its proud heritage. "We can’t wait to see it winning races in the NASCAR Cup Series next year.” The new Mustang will debut at the opening round of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Series at the Daytona 500 on February 17th. For more news, discussions and general musings from the big wide world of motorsport, head over to the Motorsports sub forum and get in on the action today! Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Do you like the look of the new 'stang? Can Ford return to the front on a regular basis with the latest car? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!