If you are the proud owner of a 2013 Ford Fusion and watched the Daytona 500 this past Sunday, you may have had to double-check just to make sure your ride was still parked in the driveway.
Because Ford designed its sixth-generation NASCAR entry to very closely resemble the actual 2013 Ford Fusion that you and I drive around on the public streets.
A few years ago, in an effort to improve safety and aerodynamics, NASCAR authorities encouraged more futuristic designs to appear on the track, leading the racecars to significantly deviate from the image of the production models they were to represent.
Fans no longer identified with the sport and attendance and viewership decreased greatly.
In an attempt to rekindle the support of NASCAR racing, manufacturers were given permission to customize 13 individual exterior surfaces to reflect those models sitting in showrooms across the country.
After two years of development, Ford revealed the 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show.
And, thanks to teams including, Front Row Motorsports, Germain Racing, Penske Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, and Penske Racing, the 2013 NASCAR Ford Fusion made its official racetrack debut at the Daytona International Speedway this past weekend.
Okay, so maybe your 2013 Ford Fusion isn’t powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine that delivers 850-horesepower.
But, it’s close enough – right?
Stop by local Staunton Virginia dealership, Paul Obaugh Ford, to preview or test drive the stock version of the 2013 Ford Fusion.