Ford Escape Revs Up For NASCAR Sprint Cup.1
In a few weeks, NASCAR fans will get a glimpse of Ford’s new 2013 Escape as it paces the prestigious Sprint Cup race. Ford Motor Company unleashed the SUV last month, with Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth on the driver’s seat. Kenseth represents Ford on NASCAR on his No. 17 Ford Fusion. This move by Ford wasn’t expected, as the 2013 Escape is an unusual pace car. Even if it bears a sporty look and body, the vehicle is still considered a unique safety car that will be responsible for controlling the speed of racecars during a caution period on the track. The Escape will debut at Kentucky Speedway, where the Cup will be held from June 28 to 30.
People will be able to see the Escape during the NASCAR Camping World Truck’s UNOH 225 and NASCAR Nationwide series’ Feed the Children 300. It will close its pacing stint at the Quaker State 400 on June 30. A Ford Racing executive said that it’s Ford’s pleasure to launch and showcase such an exciting vehicle, whose price will range from $22,000 to around $32,000 when it goes on sale. Its role in NASCAR race is seen as part of Ford’s efforts to market it. With this, NASCAR fans and common vehicle consumers will get to view the Escape in all its glory the moment it enters the track.