WATCH: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Hailie Deegan, and Other NASCAR Drivers Test the New Ford Model

January 5, 2021 9:00 pm

The Ford Mustang has had a long-standing reputation of being a classic sports car with pure muscle and horsepower. The launch of the Mach-E 1400, recently tested by Joey Logano and some other NASCAR drivers, proved to be quite an experience for them.

The Team Penske driver along with the likes of Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Hailie Deegan, and others got the chance to test the car. Safe to say, every driver felt the sheer power of the inbuilt 7 electric motors and the handling of the vehicle.

Logano also put out a post on his account on Instagram, highlighting him driving the car. His post’s caption read, “The #FordMustang #MachE1400 did not disappoint! Well done @fordperformance!”

All NASCAR drivers had positive first impressions of Ford’s latest vehicle

Blaney voiced his opinion and stated, “I just didn’t know what to expect. I figured it being 1400 horsepower I’m like, ‘Huh I wonder what that feels like.’ And it felt every bit of that.”

Driving at the Virginia International Raceway, all the drivers took turns to experience the Mach-E 1400. Father-daughter duo Brian and Hailie Deegan were also present, and the latter felt the straight-line braking was ‘amazing’.

Expressing her thoughts, Deegan said, “Your stomach almost drops because there’s so much power. The straight-line power is crazy and the straight-line braking is amazing too.”

NASCAR cars generally have horsepower capacities of up to 700 units or so. So naturally, driving a car that expended energy of 1400 horsepower was a bit of a different experience for these drivers.

Joey Logano will look to better his performance in the 2021 Cup Series campaign

Despite making it all the way to the Championship 4 race in Phoenix, Logano fell short at the final hurdle. He had a great chance to lift the title but for Chase Elliott’s heroics late on in the race.

MARTINSVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 28: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Thomas Built Buses Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

But as the 2021 season commences, it is a fresh start for all the drivers on the track. Logano’s goal combined with the resources he has at hand at Team Penske will be simple- to lift the championship trophy at the end of it all.

Bhargav Gopal

Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune. Bhargav is quite a genius in his field, having won the All-India Marketing Case Study Competition 2015. He also loves to combine his love for marketing and sports by taking part in competitions like Knockout: Sports Marketing Case Study by IIM Ahmedabad.

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