Ford Racing 2011 Mustang GT sets production car world record

Behind the wheel of a 2011 Ford Mustang GT modified with only (dealership available) Ford Racing parts, NASCAR driver David Ragan has set the production car world record at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials.

Ragan, who makes a living driving the UPS-sponsored #6 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ripped around the half-mile Bristol oval in just 19.481 seconds at a speed of 98.497mph.

Just how fast is that? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series raced at Bristol this past weekend and the rear of the qualifying field made it around the track in around 15.5 seconds with speeds around 120mph. That means that the 2011 Ford Mustang GT used for the world record run was able to make a trip around the famous half-mile track less than 4 seconds slower than a fully-prepped NASCAR race car. Keep in mind that the 2011 Ford Mustang GT driven by David Ragan was fully street legal with all of the amenities that you would find in any other production 2011 Mustang GT.

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