"CONCORD, N.C. - Dating back to 1964, the Ford Mustang has been a big part of Jack Roush's venture into racing and now he's a big part of Ford's next chapter with the American pony car with the 2010 Mustang NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
"Roush's love for the Mustang started in 1964 when he purchased one after graduating from Berea College in Kentucky. Shortly after, Roush went to work for the Ford Motor Company in the Dearborn assembly plant where he worked on quality problems with components that vendors were sending in.
" 'As I was graduating and I went down to the local Ford dealer, who had sold his allocation, and he communicated with a dealer in Cincinnati and a month after I went to work for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit I came back to Cincinnati and picked up my 64 and a half Mustang,' Roush said."
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