2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid to lead green flag at NASCAR Sprint Cup

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2010 Ford Fusion Sport will be the official pace cars of the Ford 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale and the final race of the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway on Sunday.

The Ford Fusion hybrid will be the first hybrid vehicle ever to lead the green flag at the NASCAR Sprint Cup event. After that, the 263-hp Fusion Sport will be the pace car for the remainder of the Ford 400.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is capable of traveling 47 mph on electric power alone and allows for more than 700 miles of city driving on a single tank. FoMoCo says that the 2010 Fusion Hybrid will achieve class-leading fuel-economy and will beat the Toyota Camry Hybrid by at least 5 mpg in city driving.

The 2010 Ford Fusion will be unveiled next week at the 2008 LA Auto Show.

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