HomeAutoHunterAutoHunter Spotlight: 2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

AutoHunter Spotlight: 2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

Kevin Harvick's backup car

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car
2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

This Cup Series Mustang was built as a backup for NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick but was not raced. The exterior is outfitted in Mobile 1 race livery with extensive sponsorship decals, S550 Mustang-style lighting, and plexiglass windows.

2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car
2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

It rides on black wheels with Goodyear Eagle race tires featuring yellow sidewall lettering.

2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car
2021 Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Series race car

“The cockpit is fitted with a tubular roll cage, an adjustable racing bucket seat, and a Sabelt harness,” the listing states. “Equipment includes dash-mounted controls for the starter, ignition, and other vehicle systems, along with a fire suppression system, a detachable steering wheel, window nets, and an 18-gallon aluminum fuel cell.”

This Cup Series car has 741 horsepower small-block Chevrolet V8 engine with MSD ignition components. The engine is paired with a Rankin four-speed manual transmission with straight-cut gears, and a Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.22:1 gearing. The suspension has Penske shock absorbers. 

Small-block Chevrolet V8 engine
Small-block Chevrolet V8 engine

As a dedicated race vehicle, this Mustang is not street-legal and does not come with a title. This Cup Series race car is offered strictly as a race vehicle without street-legal equipment. The mileage on the chassis is unknown.

This NASCAR Cup Series race car’s auction ends on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 12:40 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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