Ford Makes NASCAR History as All-New Focus Electric Becomes First All-Electric Pace Car for the Richmond 400

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Ford’s innovative marketing campaign for the 2012 Focus Electric continues as NASCAR selected the car to be the first-ever all-electric pace car, leading the field for the Sprint Cup Richmond 400 on April 28
Ford was also first to use a hybrid to start a NASCAR event when the Fusion Hybrid served as pace car for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2008
Ford research shows that approximately 35 percent of new car intenders are motorsports fans and 78 percent of them support NASCAR. Additionally, Ford race fans are 67 percent more likely to consider Ford products than general market consumers
Ford also was the first to show off a 2013 model race car when it unveiled its new 2013 Fusion stock car in January

Ford Motor Company (F) is again making NASCAR history this month as the all-new Focus Electric becomes the first all-electric pace car to ever lead the field for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond 400.

The all-new Focus Electric will perform all pace care duties at Richmond International Raceway on April 28.

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  • kiddopup

    I am done nascar has lost it’s mind screw them they are joining the enviro wackos and they willnot get another dime from me I will be sure to inform my friends sn familyNASCAR THE SELLOUT

    • Jim62

      So the Communist got to NASCAR.. What a SHAME..Wait till you see what else they have planed for you..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Dunn/100000108092512 Pamela Dunn

    Hope they got a bunch of spare batteries to plug into it. Talk about complete stupidity and political payoffs this is it.

  • Jim62

    So the Communist got to NASCAR.. What a SHAME..Wait till you see what else they have planed for you..

  • AJP

    Hope you People don’t get suck in by that COMMUNIST MUSLIN AND Silver Tounge trying to get NASCAR  Votes if NASCAR goes along with the Crap there trying to pull I hope those track’s stay empty seem’s to me the South should rise again fly the REBEL FLAG

  • Kentaylor116

    Boy I hope it doesn’t have do any restarts-they will have to recharge it

  • http://www.facebook.com/blane.barnes Blane Barnes

    What’s next? All electric car NASCAR!!! I don’t think so. NASCAR will go broke when the NASCAR public walks away from their stupidity.

  • Paul Brown

    The all electric car only has a range of about 40 miles before recharging again, what do they do recharge ever other time around the track? I knew nothing good could come from the meeting with Tony Stewart and the muslim pig thief. I can’t believe NASCAR could fall for this morons BullShit.

  • Mrbillga

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SHI!!ING ME!!!!!   NASCAR IS PROMOTING AN ELECTRIC PACE CAR?????    WHAT THE HE?? IS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO?????     OH, I FORGOT…. MICHELLE SEABISCUIT OBAMA AND JILL I’M MARRIED TO THE DUMB SH!!T BIDEN LOVE NUTSCAR, AND WE SAID….. PEASANTS…. START YOUR ECOLOGICAL LOVING ENGINES A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO….. AND THE NASCAR LOVING IDIOTS ALL BOOOED US, BUT THAT IS OKAY CAUSE WE KNOW YOU LOVE US.  

    NASCAR ATTENDANCE NEEDS TO DROP 80%…. AT THE TRACKS AND IN VIEWERSHIP!!!!!       NASCAR HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT GAVE IT THE CAPITAL TO SURVIVE AND GROW TO WHAT IT IS TODAY.         BOYCOTT THEIR SPONSORS AND DO NOT SUPPORT NASCAR IN ANY WAY!!!!!    LET THEM GO TO HELL WITH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY AND HIS REGIME.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R627V5XCPT4U7CZRGLYLK5P5NA James Fontana

    I hope there are not a lot of cautions or they keep the thing plugged in. Who had the brilliant idea of using this car? How long before that bufoon France wants to race electric cars? If they have to have a “green car” why not use a car powered by natural gas or a diesel truck powered on bio diesel (made from cooking oil) Battery powered cars are better off in the remote controlled toy market not on the road.  

  • pappap42

    Slow but sure NASCAR is slowly losing me. I am tired of Sunday afternoon racing being on Friday or Sat nights or even late Sunday. Sunday afternoon was sit aside for racing when nothing else was on. Also lets get back to stock cars. I want to know what kind of car it is from more then 100 feet away. And the cars should be the same one you can buy for yourself. Just like it used to be.

  • Hotrod1606

    if everyone had one an all pluged in th electric grid will fall out. are elec. grids are weak now!!!

  • Karen

    i really would like these tickets because it would be the best thing my mom ever done she watches the races every time its on