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Ford, NASCAR Go Back To Roots

Ford is the first automaker to unveil its 2013 model NASCAR race car. The automaker on Tuesday pulled the wraps off the car at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The new takes NASCAR back to its roots in terms of making the cars represent, at least outwardly, the production vehicles whose name they bear. In Ford's case it's the 2013 Ford Fusion that won best in show at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The racing league says the Fusion racer was a joint project between the Ford Design Center and Ford Racing. Ford Racing Director Jamie Allison and lead Ford designer Garen Nicoghosain unveiled the car at Tuesday's event. The new Fusion NASCAR race car is the second for the nameplate. The first Fusion debuted at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2006.

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  1. Stanford Crane from NewGuard Entertainment Corp , January 25, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.
    This was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about NASCAR. The only like the Fusion are the decals they paste on the Car of Today to make it's grill and headlights. Plus, ironically the street version of the Fusion is more advanced than the race car. Figure that one out.