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Hunt Brothers® Pizza Expands Partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing

Posted on: January 5th, 2017
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Jan. 5, 2017) – Hunt Brothers Pizza, the No. 1 made-to-order pizza brand in convenience stores across the United States, is expanding its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to include a four-race sponsorship of Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

 

Hunt Brothers Pizza has been involved with SHR since 2014, serving as an associate sponsor of Harvick and the No. 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team while also being the official pizza of SHR.

 

As SHR expands its operation into the XFINITY Series for the first time in 2017, Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary sponsor of Harvick’s No. 41 Ford Mustang April 8 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, May 27 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, July 7 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta and Sept. 2 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Hunt Brothers Pizza will also serve as an associate sponsor of SHR’s No. 00 Ford Mustang driven by XFINITY Series rookie-of-the-year contender Cole Custer.

 

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“NASCAR has been a strong platform for Hunt Brothers Pizza thanks to the roles Kevin Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing have played in representing our brand,” said Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing, Hunt Brothers Pizza. “NASCAR fans love to travel and visit convenience stores. We want to continue to show our appreciation to our store partners and their consumers. Having our own Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang on the racetrack with a partner like Kevin is a great way to showcase how we constantly strive for excellence.”

 

Prior to winning the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series championship, Harvick won two XFINITY Series titles in 2001 and 2006. The 41-year-old from Bakersfield, California, has 46 XFINITY Series wins to augment his 35 NASCAR Cup Series victories.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed competing in the XFINITY Series,” Harvick said. “With Stewart-Haas Racing starting a new program, I’m excited to be a part of the building process because it will make us stronger going forward as a company. I’m proud to continue working with Hunt Brothers Pizza and seeing their colors on my Ford Mustang.”

 

Hunt Brothers Pizza became involved in NASCAR as a team partner in 2008 when the company sponsored Haas CNC Racing, the precursor of SHR. Hunt Brothers Pizza aligned with Harvick in 2011, and 2017 marks its seventh year with the veteran driver.

 

For more information about Hunt Brothers Pizza or to locate a store near you, visitwww.HuntBrothersPizza.com. Follow Hunt Brothers Pizza on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news and current promotions.

PHOTO ALBUM: IMSA DAYTONA ROAR

Posted on: January 6th, 2017
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January 5th -8th, 2017: Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines took part in the ROAR before the ROLEX 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. The teams and drivers are ready for the ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA (January 28th, 2017).  This will be the first IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race of the 2017 season. Roush Yates Engines will be powering four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing cars with the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6. Ford also debuts the Mustang GT4 for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

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IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, debut the Mustang GT4

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; The Roar before the Rolex 24; Daytona International Speedway; Ford Performance; 5-8 January, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States; 15 Multimatic Motorsports Mustang GT4; Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell; © 2017 Wes Duenkel

ROUSH YATES ENGINES RECOGNIZED BY THE PRESTIGIOUS AVA DIGITAL AWARDS

Posted on: January 11th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, N.C., January 11, 2017 – The prestigious AVA Digital Awards recognized Roush Yates Engines for their outstanding accomplishments in the area of video and web-based production.
Roush Yates Engines was presented with a pair of awards highlighting their excellence in marketing and creativity. The team was awarded Platinum in the category of Web-Based Production related to the newly created Roush Yates Engines website, which is focused on building brand, product and partner awareness.
In addition, the organization was awarded a Gold award for outstanding achievement in the category of  Video Production, Creativity & Editing for the production of the Building for Le Mans | Roush Yates Engines video. This video celebrated Ford Motor Company’s 50th Anniversary return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The video inspired the Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines team on their way to building the 2016 Le Mans winning twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine.

Roush Yates Engines released “Building for Le Mans” in June 2016 prior to the
Ford Performance Ford GT historic return to Le Mans.

 

“We are so honored to have been selected as a recipient of these two prestigious awards,” said Todd English, Vice President Marketing & New Business Development. “Our marketing team works very hard to develop and create unique and inspiring ways to tell the Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines’ story. This achievement is not only ours, but also shared with our world-class partners that help us win on the track.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). This international organization rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession and is set as the benchmark in the industry. AVA Digital Awards is a world-wide competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.

About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing race engines.

Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR Ford FR9 V8 engine and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT supercar.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.

2017 ROUSH YATES ENGINES’ SEASON PREVIEW

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, N.C., January 23, 2017 – The 2017 race season is about to begin and the excitement is building. This is the 14th year that Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance have partnered to design, develop and build world-class race engines for Ford Motor Company’s NASCAR and Road Racing programs.

In 2017, the sound of Roush Yates Engines’ horsepower will be heard around the world, across three continents and nine countries; including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Japan, China, Bahrain and at home in the USA.

“We are focused on the 2017 season,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The entire team has been working very hard over the off season and we are extremely excited to get back to racing. As my father {Robert Yates} would say, ‘we are not here to practice, we are here to WIN!’ “

Roush Yates Engines welcomes Stewart-Haas Racing to the Ford Performance NASCAR family. This February, at the Daytona 500 Stewart-Haas Racing will join the premier race teams of Roush Fenway Racing, Team Penske, Wood Brother Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Front Row Motorsports and Go Green Racing in carrying the Ford blue oval on the car and FR9 EFI race engine from Roush Yates Engines under the hood.

The four road racing teams of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing are also looking to build on their 2016 season success {8 pole positions and 6 wins} including the memorable 24 Hours of Le Mans victory. Two Ford GTs will run in the IMSA and FIA series respectfully.

The IMSA road race season will kick off on January 27th at Daytona International Speedway. All four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing cars {No. 66, No. 67, No. 68 and No. 69} will unite to run in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 28th.

New Season | Rolex 24
About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing race engines.Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR Ford FR9 V8 engine and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT supercar.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.

 13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 283 WINS – 251 POLES!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! FORD GT WINS 55th ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA

Posted on: January 30th, 2017
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL, January 30th, 2017 – The Ford GT wins the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines powered the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team to victory lane with the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6, winning the first 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series race.
“Congratulations to Ford Performance and Chip,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “WOW, the team did an outstanding job. Winning the Rolex is the result of the combined efforts of Ford Performance, Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines. The twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost performed flawless during the race and we just could not be happier for the team and starting the year off with a win against the best in the world.“
Doug Yates with Roush Yates Engines Calibration Engineer of the #66 Ford GT, Charles Vogel.
The Ford GTs started the week with No.66 Joey Hand* (USA) Dirk Müller (DEU) and Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) capturing the pole position on Thursday with a class record setting 1:43.473 lap time. No. 67 Richard Westbrook and No. 69 Olivier Pla rounded out the top spots capturing P2 and P3.
Ford reunited the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship teams with one mission in mind– to win Rolex 24 At Daytona. Mission Accomplished!
12 DRIVERS – 4 TEAMS – 1 FORD
The No. 66 of Hand, Müller and Bourdais drove a perfect race. This team of three has now won two of the world’s biggest endurance races in the Ford GT, the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 At Daytona, GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.
This win marks Ford’s 19th Rolex class win and Chip Ganassi achieved an unprecedented seventh team win at Rolex 24, known historically as the first leg in the triple crown of endurance races to be followed up by the Twelve hours of Sebring and the Petit Le Mans.
“This is a great win for our GT program,” said Raj Nair, Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company. “It’s a credit to everyone involved, from our Ford team to Ganassi, Roush Yates, Multimatic and Michelin. Conditions were very difficult throughout much of the race, but that winning car had no issues at all against some of the best competition in the sport. There’s a lot to be proud of with this win and we hope it’s the start of a great season for our teams cialis best price.”
Hand in the No. 66 led the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class off the grid alongside the No. 67 Westbrook. Hand completed three stints and set a strong pace before turning the car over to Müller. Bourdais kept the Ford GT clean during the rainy evening stints. Müller would finish out the 2,321 mile, 652 lap endurance race in dramatic fashion by overtaking the lead with just over 30 minutes to go by making a stellar move on the Ferrari No. 62 Calado and then held off the No. 911 Porsche during the last 15 minutes of the race to take the checkered flag.
“24 hour endurance races are always a true test of not only driver and machine, but the entire team” said Wade Riesterer, Technical Manager Road Racing. “In this case, monitoring the constantly changing track conditions and making the right strategy decisions were key. We came here on a mission and the entire Ford Performance, CGR (Chip Ganassi Racing) and Multimatic Motorsports teams all worked together to get the win. Congrats everyone, outstanding!”
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing sister cars finished No. 69 (Andy Priaulx/Harry Tincknell/Tony Kanaan) in P5, No. 68 (Stefan Mücke/Olivier Pla/Billy Johnson) P7 and No. 67 (Ryan Briscoe/Richard Westbrook/Scott Dixon) P10.

The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season has just begun. View the full schedule below or online at www.roushyates.com.

About Roush Yates Engines  

Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center and ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing purpose built race engines.

Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 and Ford Mustang 5.2L V8 road race engines, along with the NASCAR Ford FR9 V8 race engine.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 284 WINS – 253 POLES!