The two new pace cars were unveiled at a public ceremony held today at the Virginia State Capitol. The cars will officially debut this weekend at the Capital City 400, and will perform all pace car duties during the event.
Ford is calling the race a historic event, since these are the first all-electric vehicles to pace a NASCAR Sprint Cup event.
“The arrival of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric pace car is a strong example of how the innovation cycle around green transportation is accelerating,” said Mark Lynch, NASCAR’s Managing Director of Green Innovation. “The Ford Focus Electric was held to the same highly demanding standard of any pace car, and more than met the performance requirements,” said Lynch.
Check out the gallery to see the new Pace Car in full NASCAR attire.