Category Archives: Roush Yates

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.
Continue reading HARVICK WINS TEXAS! ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

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

MID-SEASON MOMENTUM 2017 Race Season

MID-SEASON MOMENTUM
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

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

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

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

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!

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!

Roush Yates Racing–The Return to Le Mans

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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.
Continue reading FORD MUSTANG GT4 POWERS TO SEBRING POLE & CHECKERED FLAG

LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 13, 2017 – Team Penske and the No. 12 of Joey Logano won their first NASCAR Xfinity race of the year Saturday night in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas. This was the third consecutive win for the No. 12 driven by Logano in the Ford Mustang powered by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines’ FR9 Carb engine.

“Joey drove a great race.” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Team Penske, Joey and Ford Performance. Our teams worked hard and it all came together during the Xfinity race.” Continue reading LOGANO WINS XFINITY RACE IN VEGAS!

KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA 2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines

KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA
2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines

HAMPTON, Ga., March 6, 2017 – Brad Keselowski of Team Penske won his first Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The strong horsepower of the Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines FR9 EFI engine dominated in Atlanta to win Ford’s 30th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The Ford Fusions were fast during practice and showed their steam with Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing winning the Aspen Dental Pole Qualifying Friday night followed by No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. from Roush Fenway Racing qualifying P4 and Team Penske’s No. 2 Keselowski finishing P5. Continue reading KESELOWSKI TAKES FIRST IN ATLANTA 2 FOR 2 / Ford Performance & Roush Yates Engines