DAYTONA CLASH | FORD FUSIONS FINISH 1-2-3-4!
TEAM PENSKE BACK-2-BACK WINS
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, February 12, 2018 – Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Ford Fusion won his first Speedweeks’ race at Daytona International Speedway, winning the Advance Auto Parts Clash for Team Penske in his sixth Clash start. Ford Performance made history becoming the first manufacturer to finish 1,2,3 and 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Clash event.
“Congratulations to Brad, Roger and Team Penske,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This was a great way to start off the season opener at Daytona. The teams have worked hard in the off season to get ready for the 2018 season and it was great to see the Fords finish so strong.” Continue reading DAYTONA CLASH | FORD FUSIONS FINISH 1-2-3-4! TEAM PENSKE BACK-2-BACK WINS
FORD GT WINS BACK-TO-BACK ROLEX 24 RACES
POWERED BY FORD ECOBOOST V6
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, January 29, 2018 – It was a 1-2 finish for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing at the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Teammates Ryan Briscoe*, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon drove the No. 67 across the finish line, recording back-to-back wins for the Ford GT and delivering the 200th win to team owner Chip Ganassi. The No. 66 sister-car with drivers Joey Hand*, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais (2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona winners) secured a second place podium finish in this year’s season opener.
“Both teams ran an exceptional race,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Chip and Ford Performance, they put together a great team and race strategy for the weekend. It’s an honor to partner and work with Ford Performance on the Ford EcoBoost V6 program and power Chip’s 200th win. To win an endurance race of this length two years in a row takes an extraordinary team effort and I’m so proud of the entire Ford team.” Continue reading FORD GT WINS BACK-TO-BACK ROLEX 24 RACES POWERED BY FORD ECOBOOST V6
CUSTER & BRISCOE WIN AT HOMESTEAD!
HOMESTEAD-MIAMI, FL, November 20, 2017 – Cole Custer and Sam Hornish Jr. made it a Ford 1-2 finish in the Ford EcoBoost 300 Saturday afternoon, while Chase Briscoe won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race in the Ford EcoBoost 200 to close out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday night.
“Congratulations to Cole and Chase on their first career wins in their series this weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We’re very proud to have powered the Ford Mustangs and Ford F-150 trucks this season as part of the Ford Performance team. Racing has a bright future ahead with drivers like Cole and Chase and we’re excited for the 2018 season.” Continue reading CUSTER & BRISCOE WIN AT HOMESTEAD!
FORD GT TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG IN SHANGHAI!
SHANGHAI, China, November 6, 2017 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing made a statement in Shanghai, winning the 6 Hours of Shanghai for the second year in a row. The No. 67, driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell brought home the second win for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Series. Continue reading FORD GT TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG IN SHANGHAI!
HARVICK WINS TEXAS!
ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
FORTH WORTH, TX, November 6, 2017 – Advancing to the Championship Round of 4, Kevin Harvick won his first race at Texas Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Stewart-Haas Racing teammates, No. 41 Kurt Busch won the MENCS pole and No. 4 Harvick secured the checkered flag in the AAA Texas 500.
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KESELOWSKI WINS AT TALLADEGA
TO ADVANCE IN THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS!
TALLADEGA, Ala., October 16, 2017 – In his 300th career start, Brad Keselowski won his fifth Talladega race and automatically advances to the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion recorded the fourth restrictor-plate race win of the season, marking the first time in NASCAR history for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines to sweep four restrictor-plate races in one season. Continue reading KESELOWSKI WINS AT TALLADEGA TO ADVANCE IN THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS!
KESELOWSKI CHASES DOWN 2nd NXS WIN OF THE SEASON!
RICHMOND, Vir., September 9, 2017 – Winning his 36th NASCAR Xfinity Series race of his career, Brad Keselowski took the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang to victory lane in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.
Keselowski, had the perfect set up for the long run and the power of the Ford FR9 engine to battle Kyle Busch for the win. The No. 2 was able to conserve his tires and navigate through lapped traffic to make a final pass and take the lead with 15 laps left in the 250 lap race. Keselowski never looked back, building a 3.008 second lead before taking the checkered flag.
“Congratulations Brad and Roger,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Brad did a great job managing his tires throughout the course of the race and was there at the end to battle for the win. Their strategy came together at the end of the race and we are proud to bring home another win for Ford Performance and Team Penske.”
On his way to his second NASCAR Xfinity win of the season and fifth for Team Penske, Keselowski collected a second stage win and lead a total of 25.5 miles on the .75-mile track.
“I am not a very patient guy, commented Keselowski”. “Being behind the wheel is no fun knowing that you have to be smooth and steady every lap to have a shot at winning it. The team gave me a great car and we’re real good about being patient and here we are in victory lane. That is really cool.”
Full-time Xfinity drivers Ryan Reed and Cole Custer finished P12 and P14 respectively, while securing additional points for the NXS Playoffs.
The Xfinity Playoff field will be set after next weekend’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, September 16th. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.
SAM HORNISH JR. WINS AT MID-OHIO
LEXINGTON, Ohio, August 14, 2017 – Sam Hornish Jr., at his hometown track, won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season and fourth Xfinity race for Team Penske at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“We had an excellent Ford Mustang,” commented Hornish. “The guys worked hard and gave me a great car, from the time we unloaded this thing was a rocket ship. We really knew we had a car that could win this race, it was just up to me.” Continue reading SAM HORNISH JR. WINS AT MID-OHIO
2017 Race Season
MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 6th, 2017 – The 2017 race season has started out strong for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. In their 14th year as partners, collaborating on the development of championship caliber race engines, this dynamic partnership has won 18 races and 17 poles across the NASCAR and road racing programs since the start of 2017. This impressive beginning to the year has been due to the success of 12 different drivers and eight different Ford Performance organizations, across all six series.
The racing season kicked off red hot in Daytona Beach, Florida, where five out of the six series started their seasons. Ford Performance proved they were on a MISSION to win from the season-opener, capturing three out of the five wins at Daytona International Speedway. Continue reading MID-SEASON MOMENTUM 2017 Race Season
STENHOUSE JR. & BOWYER | GO 1-2 IN DAYTONA
BACK-2-BACK DAYTONA WINS FOR FORD PERFORMANCE
DAYTONA, Fla., July 2, 2017 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona and second race of the season.
“We have been working hard at Roush Fenway and this pushes us further along,” noted Stenhouse Jr. “This Ford Performance team has been amazing. Ford has been dominant. Roush Yates Engines and Doug Yates.” Continue reading STENHOUSE JR. & BOWYER | GO 1-2 IN DAYTONA BACK-2-BACK DAYTONA WINS FOR FORD PERFORMANCE
ONE, TWO, THREE FORD SWEEP!
FORD SWEEPS AT SONOMA
SONOMA, Calif. June 26, 2017 – Kevin Harvick led the way for the Ford Performance trio, including fellow Stewart-Haas Racing teammate No. 14 Clint Bowyer and the No. 2 Brad Keselowski of Team Penske, to record a one, two, three Ford Fusion finish at Sonoma Raceway. This was the seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines.
“Congratulations to Kevin and Stewart-Haas Racing, Tony and Gene,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This was a great day of racing and strategy calls by the crew chiefs. It was exciting to see the Ford FR9 EFI engine come in 1-2-3. To have seven wins and five drivers in the play-offs at this point in the season is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the One Ford philosophy.” Continue reading ONE, TWO, THREE FORD SWEEP! FORD SWEEPS AT SONOMA
TO FINISH FIRST, YOU MUST FIRST FINISH!
ROUND 2 | 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
MOORESVILLE, NC, June 13, 2017 – The legendary Ford GT will return to the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, France this week to defend its 2016 GTE Pro Class victory, which was won by the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais who due to an injury, will be replaced this year by INDYCAR champion Tony Kanaan.
“There is a great amount of satisfaction that comes with an achievement like winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A special bond is present among the vast team that helped make it happen. You can look at each other and say on this day we were the best in the world. It’s especially nice when you know you are competing against a field of the world’s best,” noted Derrick Peacock, Technical Development Lead for Roush Yates Engines. Continue reading TO FINISH FIRST, YOU MUST FIRST FINISH! ROUND 2 | 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
BLANEY TAKES HOME FIRST NASCAR CUP SERIES WIN!
99th Wood Brothers’ Win
LONG POND, Penn., June 12, 2017 – Ryan Blaney won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway and first for the legendary Wood Brothers Racing since 2011. Ford Performance swept the weekend at Pocono with the power of Ford FR9 race engines and marked Roush Yates Engines 298th overall MENCS, IMSA and FIA win.
“Congratulations to Ryan and the Wood Brothers Racing on their first win together,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Ryan drove the car like a veteran, taking on the best in the sport and battled for his first win. A solid day for the Ford Performance teams with four Fords finishing in the top five.” Continue reading BLANEY TAKES HOME FIRST NASCAR CUP SERIES WIN! 99th Wood Brothers’ Win
BLANEY TAKES HOME 1st CHARLOTTE WIN!
CHARLOTTE, NC, May 30, 2017 – Ryan Blaney won his first 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the second for the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang this year. In partnership with Ford Performance, Roush Yates Engines provided the Ford FR9 horsepower that powered the No. 12 to victory lane in the Hisense 300.
“Congratulations Ryan on a fantastic race,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was incredible to see the Fords battling for the win at the end and to achieve our fourth Xfinity win this year with Ford Performance is a great feeling.” Continue reading BLANEY TAKES HOME 1st CHARLOTTE WIN!
THE RETURN TO LE MANS!
June 19th, 2016 | History was made!
In its debut season, the Ford GT achieved the ultimate success and made road racing history by delivering on its mission of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifty years after the first GT won Le Mans in 1966. Not only did the Ford GT win, but it also achieved a third place podium finish, almost sweeping the podium in the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance (LMGTE) class. The Ford GT ‘supercar’ immediately rose to the pinnacle of road racing history.
July 2016 |
Preparations begin for the 2017 return to Le Mans. Knowing the competition would be focused on the podium and the Ford GT, the goal was clear and the countdown began to prepare the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 engines that would power the Ford GT fleet to defend the 24 Hours of Le Mans title, just as Ford did in 1966 and 1967. Continue reading Roush Yates Racing–The Return to Le Mans
FORD SWEEPS TALLADEGA!
TALLADEGA, Ala. May 8, 2017 – Polesitter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. In partnership with Ford Performance, Roush Yates Engines provided the Ford FR9 EFI horsepower that propelled the No. 17 to victory lane in the GEICO 500.
“What an incredible weekend of racing, the Ford GT cars ran in Belgium and Texas, while our NASCAR teams swept Talladega,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations Ricky and Jack on this milestone win and to Aric, Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste on winning the Xfinity race. To win both restrictor plate races this year, Daytona and Talladega with Ford Performance is an incredible achievement for our team. And I have to thank the fans. It was great to see the grandstands full of NASCAR fans.” Continue reading FORD SWEEPS TALLADEGA!
1-2 FORD FINISH / LOGANO TAKES RICHMOND!
RICHMOND, Vir., May 1, 2017 – In Joey Logano’s 300th start, he captured his first 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Richmond International Raceway. As the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for NASCAR, Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance powered the No. 22 to victory lane in the Toyota Owner’s 400.
“Congratulations to Joey, Roger and Team Penske on the win and the 1–2 finish,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Thanks to all the employees at our shops for their attention to detail and effort that was needed to win this weekend. To finish with four cars in the Top-5 and have six Fords in the Top-10 is a testament to all the hard work, dedication, and leadership of Ford Performance teams. It all goes back to One Ford.” Continue reading 1-2 Ford Finish–Logano Takes Richmond
FORD GT, NO. 67 TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG & POLE AT SILVERSTONE!
Silverstone, UK, April 17, 2017 – In the 2017 debut FIA event, the No. 67 Ford GT brought home the first win of the World Endurance Championship season. Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines powered the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – UK team to victory circle in the 6 Hours of Silverstone, with the twin turbo Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine. Continue reading FORD GT, NO. 67 TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG & POLE AT SILVERSTONE!
KESELOWSKI CONQUERS THE PAPERCLIP!
Martinsville, Vir., April 3, 2017 – Brad Keselowski took home the coveted grandfather clock from Martinsville Speedway, better known as the “Paperclip” to NASCAR fans. The smallest track in NASCAR delivered a big win for Ford Performance, Team Penske and Roush Yates Engines. As the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for NASCAR, Roush Yates Engines powered the No. 2 to victory lane in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 on Sunday.
Ford Performance has made 27 visits to victory lane in Martinsville, dating back to their first in 1961 with Fred Lorenzen. This was the first for Roush Yates Engines and the Ford FR9 EFI race engine with Ford Performance. The win also came on Roger Penske’s 1,000th NASCAR start and marked the 56th victory of all-time for Team Penske with Ford and the 13th for Keselowski. Continue reading KESELOWSKI CONQUERS THE PAPERCLIP!
FORD MUSTANG GT4 POWERS TO SEBRING POLE
& CHECKERED FLAG
Sebring, Fla. March 20, 2017 – The No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 won its first checkered flag for KohR Motorsport in only its second race in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series at Sebring International Raceway.
The KohR Motorsports car started from the pole position, after Jade Buford recorded a lap time of 2:11.610 to take the pole on Friday. The No. 59 sister-car of Jack Roush Jr.* and Dean Martin earned a third place qualifying position.
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