Ahead of this week’s two-day test session at Phoenix Raceway, RFK Racing has unveiled the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang Dark Horse that will compete in several NASCAR Cup Series events in 2024.
The reveal on Tuesday is the first for any of the Ford Performance teams, as the manufacturer debuts the brand-new Ford Mustang Dark Horse in the February 4 running of the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
“First off, we’re thankful to Fastenal’s continued years of dedication to our race team and our continued success,” said Buescher, who has four wins in the last two NASCAR Cup Series seasons. “Fans across the country have grown to recognize and appreciate the iconic Fastenal blue scheme, and we’re excited to roll out a new look on that car this week in Phoenix. 2024 is already off and running, and we can’t wait to officially hit the track next February.”
Ford will stick with a familiar yet fresh look in 2024 as the Mustang returns, but with the Mustang Dark Horse, which debuts at NASCAR’s top level. The street model of the Dark Horse was unveiled in late 2022, marking the seventh generation of the Mustang nameplate.
Now, the improved look features a sleek new nose on the front end, coupled with character lines that stretch from the fenders to the door. RFK Racing is the first team in the NASCAR Cup Series to unveil a 2024 scheme on the new Ford body.
Fastenal has been a long-time partner of RFK Racing, as the company approaches its 14th season as a part of the organization, where they’ll serve as a multi-race primary sponsor of Chris Buescher – who enters his ninth season in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Last season, Buescher had a breakout season in the Cup Series in the second year of the newly-rebranded RFK Racing, advancing to the ‘Round of 8’, while also scoring three victories at Richmond Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway.