DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2011 Ford Mustang GT that will pace the 52nd annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 14 sold for $300,000 at the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, capturing the fifth-highest price for a collector car at the auction.

All proceeds from the sale of the car over its MSRP, which is one of only 50 special editions that will be built and sold to the public, will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The one-of-a-kind model features a special Daytona 500 paint scheme, Ford Racing suspension, strut tower brace and mufflers, unique painted wheels, and special interior treatment, including specially branded lit sill plates. 

NASCAR star Carl Edwards and Executive Vice President of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields were on stage with the car offering the winning bidder a trip NASCAR’s most prestigious race – 52nd annual Daytona 500 – as well as a tour of the pits and a hot lap around the Speedway’s 31-degree high banks.

The 2010 Daytona 500 will mark the first time that the muscle car will pace ‘The Great American Race’ and will also be the first Ford to do so in 40 years.

Tickets for the 52nd Daytona 500 and all of Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes Speedweeks events are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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