Roush Fenway Racing has unveiled its 2010 Nationwide Series Ford Mustang COT. The COT will debut in the Nationwide Series next season, and will compete in four races. A full rollout of the COT is expected in 2011.
Brian Wolfe, of Ford North America Motorsports, said:
This truly marks the start of the next era of Mustang racing. We fully expect this Mustang…to start to enjoy the kind of success so many other Mustang racing programs have enjoyed throughout the last four decades. Mustang is a proud and historic brand for Ford. This is a car born to race, and NASCAR is the next logical step for its racing pedigree.
RFR also announced that Camping World Truck Series driver Colin Braun will compete full-time in the Nationwide Series next year. Con-Way Freight has signed on as primary sponsor for the team for 18 Nationwide races next season.
I’m so happy that Con-way Freight decided to move up with me to the Nationwide Series for 2010. They have been a great sponsor for the past two years in the Truck series, so it means a lot to me that they will continue to support me in the future. I’m also looking forward to driving a Mustang next year. I’ve always thought they are such incredible cars, but have never owned one. Maybe when I win my first race the guys at Ford will want to give me one of my own.
Team owner Jack Roush said:
I have been a Mustang owner and enthusiast for many years myself, so this is an exciting day to see this car racing in NASCAR. … With the continued support of Ford and Con-way Freight we plan to give Colin the opportunity for his second rookie of the year title in NASCAR, and ultimately a Nationwide Series championship.