Category Archives: Roush Yates

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

DAYTONA CLASH | FORD FUSIONS FINISH 1-2-3-4! TEAM PENSKE BACK-2-BACK WINS

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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