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Posted by Bill Griffith  July 30, 2009 10:39 AM

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Bedford-based will be showing its colors at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono International Raceway in Pennsylvania. The company has signed on for a single-race sponsorship of the No. 47 Camry driven by Australia's Marcos Ambrose. Ambrose has four top-10 finishes in the series so far this season. is a motor sport simulation company that hopes to use this sponsorship to introduce its software in Australia. It's also looking to remind fans that will offer NASCAR-sanctioned virtual racing next year. Already, the company has scanned NASCAR series tracks and vehicles in preparation for the launch.


Mustang will be coming to NASCAR's Nationwide series next year as part of a limited rollout of some new cars in the series. The participation will add to Ford's presence in Sprint Cup (Fusion) and the truck series (F-150).

It will be nice to differentiate the look of Nationwide from the top-level Sprint Cup cars. Externally, the cars in the two series have been indistinguishable except to the cognoscenti. Rumors are that a Dodge Challenger may be joining the Nationwide series, too.

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2 comments so far...
  1. Where can I pick up my v8 powered RWD Camry with a manual shift? Haven't seen many of those on the road. Maybe it's because it snows here. Maybe they are more popular in the south and out west.

    The "Mustang" also seems to bear quite a similar resemblance to another Ford .. the Probe.


    Posted by J July 30, 09 02:01 PM
  1. Good Call on the Probe comparison...

    As for the Camry - i think the OHV concept is even more mind boggling. Would like to see some DOHC engines at the premier series.

    Posted by Joe July 31, 09 11:34 AM

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