Just like its 1964 predecessor, the all-new Mustang features the same rear-wheel drive chassis, long hood and short rear decklid proportions that made the all-American pony so legendary. The car appointed to lead the NASCAR field to the green flag is powered by a 5-liter V8 that churns out "at least 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft."
“Ford is very proud to have the 2015 Mustang GT pace the Quicken Loans 400 this Sunday,” declared Chantel Lenard, Ford U.S. director of marketing. “To have Mustang – a brand born of racing – in this special anniversary year, leading some of the world’s best drivers to the green flag, is special. We know our fans will enjoy seeing it out on the track.”
As of the Pocono 400 race, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings are led by Jeff Gordon with 498 points, Matt Kenseth (482 p), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (476 p), Jimmie Johnson (475 p) and Brad Keselowski (448 p). Turner Network Television (TNT) will provide TV coverage of the Quicken Loans 400, which airs Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.