Yesterday, I blogged about covering the Ford Mustang 1000 lap challenge taking place at the famous Bristol Motor speedway. Part of the experience included meeting Mike Hembree @mikehembree of SpeedTV.com and driving a 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 from Charlotte, NC to Bristol, TN. We left from Charlotte Douglas Airport and among laying eyes on the 2011 Mustang my first impression was wow! The Mustang was painted in the a new “racing red” color with black stripes. The interior was black/grey leather featuring the Microsoft Sync system and navigation.
I was wording if Mike wanted to drive the entire trip and let me have some of the fun and drive to Bristol. But after one quick stop in Charlotte and Mike informing me about some articles he had to post, he handed over the keys and we were off to Bristol. The Mustang handled great on the HYW and we made a few stops for lunch and snacks but not to refuel.
After we arrived at Bristol Motor Speedway we met some of the @FordRacing team who’s going to be driving the Mustang for the 1000 lap challenge. We also had a chance to drive one of the Mustang’s on the track to test out just how many MPH a Mustang can get on the track.
Here’s are a few photos of the Mustang we drove from Charlotte to Bristol.
Up next photos and videos of the official Mustang V6 1000 Lap Challenge car.
Also you have until 10:00 am to guess how many laps the car will make for your chance to win a 2011 Mustang V-6. To enter visit https://www.mustang1000lapchallenge.com. Good luck!