It was the worst kept secret in NASCAR, but Roger Penske confirmed on Sunday that Ford Performance will have a new Cup Series body in 2019.
Ford currently has the oldest shell in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Toyota dominated the tour in 2017 with a brand new Toyota Camry and Chevrolet hopes to do the same things this season with its debuting Camaro ZL1.
That leaves Team Penske looking to contend with a body that hasn’t been updated in four years.
“We can’t really use that as an excuse,” Penske said after winning the Clash at Daytona with Brad Keselowski. “There’s no reason to. I think we thought the same thing coming out of St. Petersburg last year in IndyCar that we might not have the power Honda had and we won 10 races. I keep reminding the team that. We’ve got to race all year. We’ll have a new body …
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