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This weekend is the final NASCAR event of the year, The Ford 400 in Homestead, Florida.

There have been several Shelby and Mustang GT pace cars for Cup races this year.

Soooooo, if this is the Ford 400 what do you think is a likely pace car?????
 

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I'm thinking Bullitt, myself. I don't normally watch NASCAR, but since the Saint's will be winning by then (I hope), I think I can manage to watch them go left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then left. Then wreck. Then left. Then left...
 

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DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 12— Two of Ford’s hottest products for 2008 – the Mustang Bullitt and the Ford F-150 Foose Edition - have been selected to pace the three Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 16-18.

The Mustang Bullitt, unveiled for media last week in San Francisco, will pace the Ford 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup finale, and the Ford 300 NASCAR Busch Series finale. The F-150 Foose Edition will pace the season-ending Ford 200 Craftsman Truck event.

“Ford Championship Weekend, with big crowds and a national TV audience, is a tremendous opportunity to showcase Ford’s great products,” said Jamie Allison, manager, Ford Performance Group. “And the Bullitt and F-150 Foose Edition are certainly two of the most anticipated high-performance products from Ford coming for 2008.”

The Mustang Bullitt returns to the streets in 2008, blending the latest in Ford Racing technology with the best Mustang ever. The classic nameplate returns to wow enthusiasts with a blend of high performance, handling and the power that is expected from Mustang.

The latest version of the Bullitt will, of course, be Highland Green, true to the original car in the 1968 “Bullitt” movie. It will feature a unique black mesh grille and special interior touches, and will deliver 315 horsepower out of the 4.6-liter, 3-valve, SOHC V-8.
“Ford Racing supplied the parts packs for this car, complete with a Ford Racing pedigree,” said Allison. “Many of the suspension and powertrain components were inspired by the development of the championship-winning Mustang FR500C race car, so it features our latest technology. This whole effort was a great collaboration between Team Mustang and the engineers at the Ford Racing Performance Group.”

The Ford F-150 Foose Edition is the ultimate street tough F-150, as noted hot rod designer Chip Foose, star of TV’s “Overhaulin’” put his design stamp on America’s favorite pickup truck. Foose’s design lowers the truck in the boulevard-spirit, while maintaining the Ford F-150’s Built Ford Tough heritage.

The 2008 F-F150 Foose Edition is the most powerful half-ton truck on the market, with a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 delivering 450 horsepower and 500 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The Foose Edition F-150 was first discussed at the 2006 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, and one year later it is a reality.

Foose himself will climb behind the wheel of the F-150 Friday evening as the celebrity pace truck driver for the Ford 200 Craftsman Truck finale.

“The F-150 Foose Edition is one more example of Ford’s ‘go-fast’ process to bring unique niche vehicles to the marketplace,” said Allison.

“It’s the same process that brought forth the Shelby GT500 and next year’s Shelby King of the Road.

“We always select some of our every best production vehicles to pace the Ford Championship Weekend,” added Allison. “When you think about the performance that’s needed to pace NASCAR race cars on track, the Bullitt and the F-150 Foose Edition are the type of vehicles you need.”
Each of the pace vehicles have been equipped for their pace car duties with special decal packages and light bars.
 

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Sounds like Ford made the right choices. Now I WILL be watching. It's on ABC, right?
 

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Awesome, definitely going to have to watch that. Cowboy game will be over so I have nothing else to do!
 

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Is this the first time for the Bullitt? (Is our baby still a hot little virgin?)

Or, was the 01 ever used as a NASCAR pace car?
 

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The marketing folks mentioned that they worked hard with NASCAR to keep the extra decals off the car in keeping with the undertstated theme. Obviously the light bar stands out, but the rest of it is in keeping with the look.

Bravo to whoever speculated Ford would do this. You were right on the money.
 

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3:30 eastern time puts it in the middle of the forth quarter. Thank God for a DVR. Geaux Saints!
 

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Tony Alonso said:
The marketing folks mentioned that they worked hard with NASCAR to keep the extra decals off the car in keeping with the undertstated theme. Obviously the light bar stands out, but the rest of it is in keeping with the look.

Bravo to whoever speculated Ford would do this. You were right on the money.

I believe I was the first to speculate...a few weeks ago...woohoo!!!
 
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