NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON!
2018 | A Season to Remember
MOORESVILLE, NC – December 12, 2018 – The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will go down in history as one of our most memorable seasons while partnering with Ford to capture the drivers’, owners’, and manufacturers’ championship titles and winning the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year award.
At the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, Joey Logano became the 33rd driver to be crowned the champion in NASCAR’s top division. Continue reading NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON! 2018 | A Season to Remember
No. 4 LOCKED INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4!
FORT WORTH, TX – November 5, 2018 – Kevin Harvick won at Texas Motor Speedway and is locked into the Championship 4 for the fourth time in the last five years. Two Ford Performance drivers have secured positions to run for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami in two weeks. This marked Harvick’s eighth win in the 2018 season and 45th of his Cup Series career. Continue reading No. 4 LOCKED INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4!
LOGANO MOVES ONTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4!
MARTINSVILLE, VA – October 29, 2018 – Joey Logano clinched the first spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4, by winning the First Data 500 in Martinsville, Virginia on Sunday. The win marked Logano’s first win at Martinsville and 20th career Cup victory.
“Congratulations to Joey, Roger, and Team Penske” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Joey and the crew battled hard all day and with a great team effort by the No.22 crew, put Joey in an excellent position to win. We are glad to be in a position to race for the Championship for Ford.” Continue reading LOGANO MOVES ONTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4!
CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING SEASON FOR FORD
BRASELTON, GA – October 15, 2018 – Ford wins the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Manufacturers’ Championship title. It has been a tremendous year for Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team and Roush Yates Engines.
The combined efforts of the No. 66 team of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais, along with the No. 67 team of Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon won five out of 11 GTLM races and four poles during the 2018 season on the way to clinching Ford’s first Manufacturer’s title at Petit Le Mans this weekend. Continue reading CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING SEASON FOR FORD
FAST FORDS AT TALLADEGA AS ALMIROLA WINS
TALLADEGA, AL – October 15, 2018 – Aric Almirola won for the second time in his career and first time in the No.10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion to automatically advance to the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Almirola’s win continued Ford’s winning streak at Talladega, recording their seventh in a row at the SuperSpeedway. It was also SHR’s milestone 50th points-paying MENCS win and its first victory at Talladega.
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FORD PERFORMANCE & KESELOWSKI WIN THE BRICKYARD 400!
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – September 11, 2018 – Brad Keselowski won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400, Monday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Keselowski made it an Indianapolis sweep for Roger Penske, winning the Indianapolis 500 earlier in the year with Will Power. This marked the first MENCS Brickyard win for Ford Performance since 1999 with Dale Jarrett and Robert Yates Racing. Continue reading FORD PERFORMANCE & KESELOWSKI WIN THE BRICKYARD 400!
FORD AND BRAD KESELOWSKI SWEEP DARLINGTON RACEWAY
DARLINGTON, SC – September 4, 2018 – Brad Keselowski, driving the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this season, at the iconic Darlington Raceway on Sunday night in the Southern 500. In addition, on Saturday afternoon, Keselowski recorded his first career win at South Carolina’s historic speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Race Sport Clips Haircuts 200. Continue reading FORD AND BRAD KESELOWSKI SWEEP DARLINGTON RACEWAY
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Ford GT Goes Back-to-Back at Rolex 24 | Ford Performance Continue reading MOMENTUM!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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