Almost 126,000 Mustang coupes and convertibles were distributed across 146 countries previous year, according to data from IHS Markit.
The Falcon's been flying the flag for Ford for 26 years but the Mustang is no slouch pony, having collected five straight titles in the preceding Australian Touring Championship in the 1960s.
"As a Ford Performance model that's raced around the world, it's fitting that Australia's most popular sports vehicle should be on our race tracks".
"The world loves Ford Mustang", says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. The merger will offer California Mustang's loyal customers an increased selection of parts with more top brands, a comprehensive full color parts and accessories catalog for Mustang, and an improved online user experience, according to Classic Industries. "It could only be found on TV or the Internet, and now it rolls down streets from Beijing to São Paulo".
'We're combining America's favourite sports vehicle with America's top stock auto racing series, ' said Ford Performance Motorsports global director Mark Rushbrook.
"Mustang always has been about affordable performance, which can be traced to innovations we've made competing in racing, like NASCAR".
The 2018 model Mustang, which was also unveiled on Tuesday, was deemed by Ford the ideal fit for the Gen2 regulations.
The addition of the Mustang to the Cup Series will make the model the fourth Ford to race the ovals since 1972 after the Thunderbird, Taurus, and Fusion.
"This announcement makes me very happy", said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford Motor Company's board of directors. It will then be submitted to NASCAR for final approval.
Ford has used the Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2011.
This won't be the first Ford Mustang to have a Monster sticker on it, that's for sure.
Cars with two doors got the green light to race in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship under new Gen2 rules that helped Holden build a hatchback Commodore ZB.