According to a Sporting News article posted on Jayski, Ford is leaning heavily towards switching from its Fusion to the Mustang in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013. Last year, Ford introduced the Mustang to competition in the Nationwide Series to much critical acclaim.
Jamie Allison, Ford’s motorsports director said:
We like what’s going on in Nationwide—we really do. The more brand identity we have … and Mustang is the most identifiable brand we have in terms of racing and motorsports. So we’ve made it known that we’d like to see Mustang in NASCAR. We’re going to see and track how the Nationwide Series is going and how the Mustang’s impacting that and how much we can bring more brand identity into these cars, and then we’ll make a decision on what we’re putting in Cup.
Ford had been considering a switch to the Mustang in 2011, but it never happened.