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Ford’s Focus Electric named pace car for NASCAR

The automaker’s first all-electric offering will lead the field at Sprint Cup race in Richmond, VA.


DEARBORN, Mich.: Ford Motor Company will become the first manufacturer in NASCAR history to supply an all-electric car as the pace car.

The new Focus Electric will lead the field at the April 28 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond.

The car will be unveiled to the public at the Virginia state capitol on April 25.

Ford also was the first to use a hybrid vehicle as pace car when the Fusion Hybrid led the field at Homestead in 2008. Ford in January unveiled its Fusion as its 2013 car to be used in NASCAR competition.

©The Canadian Press