Category Archives: Roush Yates

FORD SWEEPS BRISTOL WINNING FUSION’S 100th CUP RACE

FORD SWEEPS BRISTOL
WINNING FUSION’S 100th CUP RACE

BRISTOL, TN – August 20, 2018 – Kurt Busch, driving the No.41 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) Ford Fusion, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this season, in a Saturday night thriller in Bristol, Tennessee. Busch recorded his 30th career Cup win and the Ford Fusion’s milestone 100th race win.

“Congratulations to Ford on the Fusion’s 100th Cup win, and to Kurt, Gene and Tony on an impressive race,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Kurt and the Stewart-Haas team earned every bit of that win tonight. Congratulations to Ryan and Joey on their Stage wins. That really helped set the tone for the night. It’s been a total team effort all year with Ford Performance and it showed tonight as the Ford teams were battling for the lead.” Continue reading FORD SWEEPS BRISTOL WINNING FUSION’S 100th CUP RACE

HARVICK WINS AND FORD SWEEPS SEASON AT MICHIGAN

HARVICK WINS AND FORD SWEEPS SEASON AT MICHIGAN

BROOKLYN, MI – August 13, 2018 – Kevin Harvick, in the Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) No.4 Ford Fusion reached Victory Lane for the seventh time this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Harvick swept the Consumer Energy 400 on Sunday with the flawless execution of the No. 4 team, to mark Ford’s 38th win at Michigan and 668 all-time Cup win.

“Congratulations to Kevin, Tony, Gene and the Stewart-Haas organization on the seventh points win of the season,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Kevin and the team ran an unbelievable race. It’s been a great week here in Michigan with the reveal of the 2019 NASCAR Ford Mustang and now to win the 400 and retain the Heritage trophy for Ford Motor Co., it’s just a special deal. Our team, back at Roush Yates Engines, is very proud to be part of this partnership and continue to push toward the Playoffs.” Continue reading HARVICK WINS AND FORD SWEEPS SEASON AT MICHIGAN

LOGANO SWEEPS XFINITY RACE AT WATKINS GLEN!

LOGANO SWEEPS XFINITY RACE AT WATKINS GLEN!

WATKINS GLEN, NY – August 6, 2018 – Team Penske with the No. 22 Ford Mustang reached Victory Lane for the fifth time this year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Joey Logano won the pole on Saturday morning and led the field to the checkered flag at Watkins Glen in the Zippo 200.

“Congratulations to Joey for his 30th career Xfinity win and to Roger and Team Penske for their fifth Xfinity win this season,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Joey and Brad put the Ford Mustangs on the front row to start the race and the guys just put on a great race with the rest of the field this weekend for some exciting NASCAR road course racing.” Continue reading LOGANO SWEEPS XFINITY RACE AT WATKINS GLEN!

FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING WINS THIRD STRAIGHT RACE WITH FORD GT!

FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING WINS THIRD STRAIGHT RACE WITH FORD GT!

LIME ROCK, CT – July 23, 2018 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing won their third straight IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship (WTSC) race of the season. It was the No. 66, piloted by Joey Hand (and Dirk Müller) that took the checkered flag in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park race on Saturday.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Chip and the teams,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I’m so proud of the team, winning their fourth race of the season. It’s a great confidence builder for us, as we head to Road America, a track well suited for the Ford GT and EcoBoost engine. We need to keep our heads down and continue to stay focused on doing even the small things well and keep digging.” Continue reading FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING WINS THIRD STRAIGHT RACE WITH FORD GT!

HARVICK WINS 6th RACE OF THE SEASON!

HARVICK WINS 6th RACE OF THE SEASON!

LOUDON, NH – July 23, 2018 – Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion won his sixth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season by winning the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“Congratulations to Kevin, Tony, Gene and everyone at Stewart-Haas,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was an incredible run by Kevin in those final laps, catching and passing Kyle. I’m so proud our team has the opportunity to provide the power for these Ford Fusions. Racing is our company’s passion and it doesn’t get much better than a win like today. I tell our employees, we get tested every weekend and this Sunday we passed the test.” Continue reading HARVICK WINS 6th RACE OF THE SEASON!

FORD GT & GT4 TOP THE PODIUMS AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK!

FORD GT & GT4 TOP THE PODIUMS AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK!

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – July 9, 2018 – As road racing crossed the border into Canada, it was the Fords that took the top podium positions for the second consecutive week in both the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship (WTSC) and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) series.

The No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (FCGR) team of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe won the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix on Sunday, while the No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 found Victory Lane in the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading FORD GT & GT4 TOP THE PODIUMS AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK!

MOMENTUM!

MOMENTUM!

MOORESVILLE, NC – July 5, 2018 – The 2018 race season has been loaded with Roush Yates Engines’ horsepower. With more than half the season in the rear-view mirror and the chase for multiple championships ahead; 21 wins and 19 poles have been recorded, while 4,772 laps have been led by 33 different drivers, representing 16 different Ford Performance teams. This dynamic partnership between Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines has been firing on all cylinders.

The Ford GTs, powered by the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engines, kicked off the 2018 season in January at the IMSA season-opener, Rolex 24 At Daytona. It was a case of deja vu for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing with a first-place finish for the second consecutive year in the 24-hour endurance race.
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FORD TEAMS SWEPT WATKINS GLEN!

FORD TEAMS SWEPT WATKINS GLEN!

WATKINS GLEN, NY – July 2, 2018 – It was an all Ford weekend in Watkins Glen, New York. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (FCGR) team of Dirk Müller and Joey Hand won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series, Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, while the Ford Mustang GT4 found Victory Lane in the Continental Tire 240.

“Joey drove absolutely stellar at the end,” said Dirk Müller. “O’Gara (Mike O’Gara, Team Manager) made the perfect call. We leap-frogged everybody. There was a lot of pressure. It sounds easy, but it wasn’t. I gave it my all.” Continue reading FORD TEAMS SWEPT WATKINS GLEN!

1-2-3 FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING IN MICHIGAN!

1-2-3 FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING IN MICHIGAN!

BROOKLYN, MI – June 11, 2018 – Clint Bowyer along with Stewart-Haas Racing teammates made it a 1-2-3 finish at Michigan International Speedway, sweeping the FireKeepers Casino 400. The No. 14 of Bowyer, with Kevin Harvick and pole winner Kurt Busch, made history with the first 1-2-3 finish for Stewart-Haas Racing in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race while marking Bowyer’s 10th career Cup win and SHR’s 46 points Cup win. Continue reading 1-2-3 FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING IN MICHIGAN!

FORD MUSTANGS FINISH 1-2 AT CHARLOTTE!

FORD MUSTANGS FINISH 1-2 AT CHARLOTTE!

CONCORD, NC – May 29, 2018 – Brad Keselowski and Cole Custer made it a 1-2 finish for Ford Performance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race Saturday night in Charlotte, NC. The win marked Keselowski’s second NXS win of the season and fourth NXS win for Team Penske this year.

“Congratulations to Brad on his 30th Xfinity win and the entire Team Penske organization,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Brad drove a great race. Our team at Roush Yates Engines takes great pride in developing and building the Ford FR9 Carb engines for all the Ford teams and to see the 1-2 finish was really special.”

Keselowski and Custer finished the race just like they started, side-by-side. Keselowski and the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Mustang won the pole Saturday morning while Custer from Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) qualified his No. 00 Haas Automation Mustang second. Continue reading FORD MUSTANGS FINISH 1-2 AT CHARLOTTE!

ALL-STAR RACE WINNER KEVIN HARVICK!

ALL-STAR RACE WINNER KEVIN HARVICK!

CONCORD, NC – May 21, 2018 – Kevin Harvick makes it three wins in three weeks, as he won the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race in Charlotte, NC. This win marked Harvick’s sixth overall win of the season, while Stewart-Haas Racing celebrated their 50th NASCAR overall victory.

“These guys built a really, really fast Jimmy John’s Ford,” Harvick said in Victory Lane. “I just have to say thank you to the aero department, the fab shop, all the guys in the engineering CFD side of things and a special thanks to the Roush Yates Engine department. They put a lot of effort, they love restrictor plate racing and we won!” Continue reading ALL-STAR RACE WINNER KEVIN HARVICK!

KEVIN HARVICK’S 5th MENCS WIN IN 2018!

KEVIN HARVICK’S 5th MENCS WIN IN 2018!

KANSAS CITY, KS – May 14, 2018 – The “Closer”, Kevin Harvick closed out the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KS Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway in Victory Lane for his fifth win of the 2018 season. Harvick’s talented driving skills and the durability of the Ford FR9 EFI engine powered the No. 4 to Stewart-Haas Racings’ sixth win of the season. Continue reading KEVIN HARVICK’S 5th MENCS WIN IN 2018!

FORD WINS MULTIPLE ROAD RACING PODIUMS FORD GT & FORD MUSTANG GT4 WIN

FORD WINS MULTIPLE ROAD RACING PODIUMS
FORD GT & FORD MUSTANG GT4 WIN

MOORESVILLE, NC – May 7, 2018 – The Ford road racing programs brought home multiple wins this past weekend from around the world. The No. 66 Ford GT won the FIA World Endurance Series Super Season opener in Belgium, while in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series, the Ford Mustang GT4s recorded a 1-2 podium finish in the Mid-Ohio 120.

“I’m very proud of what our team accomplished this weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “To win both season openers in our Ford GT program and back-to-back races with the Ford Mustang (GT4) program is a testament of the hard work by our teams. The twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 and Ford Mustang 5.2L V8 engines are true examples of how technology transfers between the race programs and Ford’s OE street cars. We will keep optimizing these engine packages to ensure we are ready for our competition.” Continue reading FORD WINS MULTIPLE ROAD RACING PODIUMS FORD GT & FORD MUSTANG GT4 WIN

HARVICK WINS FOURTH MENCS RACE! STEWART-HAAS RACING GOES 1-2-5 IN DOVER

HARVICK WINS FOURTH MENCS RACE!
STEWART-HAAS RACING GOES 1-2-5 IN DOVER

DOVER, DE – May 7, 2018 – Kevin Harvick took the No.4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion to Victory Lane for the fourth time this season. The horsepower of the Ford FR9 EFI engines powered five Fords in the top-10 on Sunday in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism.

“The first thing I’ve got to do is just thank everybody on my team — everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Yates Engines, everybody from Ford for just continuing to put the effort that they put into these cars. Three cars (Stewart-Haas Racing) in the top five says a lot about where we are as a company. It was great to see those fans stick around for the finish, but it’s fun racing your teammate.” Continue reading HARVICK WINS FOURTH MENCS RACE! STEWART-HAAS RACING GOES 1-2-5 IN DOVER

BLANEY WINS AT TEXAS! THIRD CONSECUTIVE XFINITY WIN FOR TEAM PENSKE

BLANEY WINS AT TEXAS!
THIRD CONSECUTIVE XFINITY WIN FOR TEAM PENSKE

FORTH WORTH, TX, April 9, 2018 – Ryan Blaney took the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang to Victory Lane on Saturday, winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Blaney won for the first time at Texas, making it three in a row for “The Captain” (Roger Penske) and Team Penske, following teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano’s victories at ISM Raceway (Phoenix) and Auto Club Speedway (Fontana). Continue reading BLANEY WINS AT TEXAS! THIRD CONSECUTIVE XFINITY WIN FOR TEAM PENSKE

CLINT BOWYER WINS AT MARTINSVILLE!

CLINT BOWYER WINS AT MARTINSVILLE!

MARTINSVILLE, VA, March 27, 2018 – Clint Bowyer won his first race at Martinsville Speedway, leading a race high 215 laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500. The No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion powered by the Ford FR9 engine, recorded his first win for Stewart-Haas Racing and a new Grandfather clock. Ford Performance now has 28 career MENCS wins at the famed “Paperclip”. Continue reading CLINT BOWYER WINS AT MARTINSVILLE!

FORD MUSTANG GT4 WINS CONSECUTIVE SEBRING RACES

FORD MUSTANG GT4 WINS CONSECUTIVE SEBRING RACES

SEBRING, FL, March 19, 2018 – The No. 60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 won their second consecutive Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport race title at Sebring International Raceway on Friday in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120.

Drivers Nate Stacy and Kyle Marcelli picked up the teams fourth win and their first as co-drivers in the No. 60. Following in teammates, Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford’s footsteps who won the esteemed race in 2017. This marked Ford’s 45th victory in the Grand Sport (GS) class.

“Congratulations to KohR Motorsports,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “To win at Sebring is special and to win two years in a row is a tribute to the team’s hard work and dedication.”

The modified two-hour sprint race allowed for an aggressive strategy call from the pit box, going to a one stop race plan with the 5.2L Mustang V8 engine to complete the 175.78-mile race. As the race unfolded, it would be the one stop call that would allow the No. 60 to inherit the lead and then it came down to managing the Continental tires for the last 20 laps.

“It feels great,” Stacy said. “The team worked flawlessly. We had a really good strategy, I’m really glad it worked out. It was kind of a gutsy move, but it worked out in the end. With these Continental Tires, it was just crazy good at the beginning. I had a bit of a push toward the end there, but it got hot and sticky. It was great all around.”

Six Ford Mustang GT4s started in a field of 37 cars, including KohR Motorsports sister car No. 59 with drivers Jack Roush Jr. and Joey Atterbury. They finished the race P6 followed by AWA Ford Mustang No. 80 in P14.

This weekend’s results provides great momentum for the Ford Mustang program as they head to Mid-Ohio for the first time on May 5th. Reference www.roushyates.com for the full schedule.

LOGANO & TEAM PENSKE WIN AT FONTANA

LOGANO & TEAM PENSKE WIN AT FONTANA

FONTANA, CA, March 19, 2018 – Joey Logano raced to the front of the field, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Roseanne 300, leading 139 of the 150 lap race. Powered by the Ford FR9 Carb V8 engine, Logano drove the Ford Mustang across the finish line to record his 29th career NXS win and Roger Penske’s first win in the Xfinity series at Fontana.

“Congratulations to Joey and Roger,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The team was well prepared and the car was fast from the first practice. Joey showcased the talent of Team Penske and drove up 15 positions within two laps to put himself in position to win.”
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KEVIN HARVICK & FORD PERFORMANCE WIN BACK-2-BACK-2-BACK

KEVIN HARVICK & FORD PERFORMANCE
WIN BACK-2-BACK-2-BACK

AVONDALE, AZ, March 12, 2018 – Kevin Harvick made Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history by winning three Cup races in a row. A feat only accomplished 23 times in the NASCAR Series. No. 4 Harvick, in his Ford Fusion powered by the Ford FR9 engine, recorded his 40th career MENCS win and fifth win with Ford Performance.

“Congratulations to Kevin, Tony, Gene and Ford Performance on the win,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This win showcases all the dedication and effort that was put into the off-season building winning race cars and engines. We take great pride in partnering with Ford on the design and development of the Ford FR9 engines and this weekend we were blessed with two big wins. It’s an honor to work with the employees of Ford Motor Company, all of our Ford Performance Race Teams and our dedicated staff at Roush Yates Engines.” Continue reading KEVIN HARVICK & FORD PERFORMANCE WIN BACK-2-BACK-2-BACK

HARVICK DOUBLE DOWNS AT VEGAS 100th CAREER NASCAR WIN

HARVICK DOUBLE DOWNS AT VEGAS
100th CAREER NASCAR WIN

LAS VEGAS, NV, March 5, 2018 – Stewart-Haas Racing and Kevin Harvick double down to win their second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in a row, winning the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Recording his fourth MENCS race win with Ford Performance and fifth time winning back-to-back races in his career.

“Congratulations to Kevin on his 100th career NASCAR win,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Kevin, drove a great race and the Ford Fusions ran strong all day. Ford Performance teams have started strong this year and we are proud to power the Ford Fusions with the Ford FR9 engines.” Continue reading HARVICK DOUBLE DOWNS AT VEGAS 100th CAREER NASCAR WIN