Category Archives: Roush Yates

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.”
Continue reading LOGANO & TEAM PENSKE WIN AT FONTANA

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.
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!