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.”

Logano led a race high of 106 laps and persevered five restarts in the last segment of the race, ending with a five lap sprint to victory. After choosing the outside lane for the final restart, Logano was able to capitalize on his track position, a well handling car and the horsepower of the Ford FR9 Carb engine to pass No. 42 Kyle Larson and go to victory lane.

“It was a fun race, for sure,” stated Logano. “First off, what a great group of guys and girls that have been put together for this No. 12 car.”

Logano’s last win in the No. 12 was October 2016 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This made Logano’s 28thcareer Xfinity win and second Xfinity win of the year for Ford Performance.

The Ford Mustangs ran strong with all six finishing in the top 20.
1st – No. 22 Joey Logano | Team Penske
6th – No. 6   Darrell Wallace Jr. | Roush Fenway Racing
9th – No. 16 Ryan Reed | Roush Fenway Racing
10th – No. 22 Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
11th – No. 00 Cole Custer | Stewart-Haas Racing
17th – No. 98 Aric Almirola | Biagi DenBeste Racing
Brad Keselowski and his Ford Fusion edged out the field by .003 seconds to win the Coors Light Pole Qualifying event, running 193.680 mph followed by No. 21 Ryan Blaney from Wood Brothers Racing qualifying P3 and Team Penske’s No. 22 Joey Logano qualifying P6.

Team Penske drivers of Keselowski and Logano led 94 of 267 laps during Monster Energy’s NASCAR Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Top 20 Ford Finishing Order:
4th – Joey Logano | Team Penske
5th – Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
7th – Ryan Blaney | Wood Brothers Racing
10th – Clint Bowyer | Stewart-Haas Racing
13th – Trevor Bayne | Roush Fenway Racing
14th – Aric Almirola | Richard Petty Motorsports

Ford Performance intends to keep the pedal to the metal as they roll into the second stop of the West Coast Swing; Phoenix. Tune in to see all the NASCAR excitement, Saturday, March 18th at 4:00 PM ET | FOX and Sunday March 19th | 3:30 PM ET | FOX. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.


About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with 3 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 NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 engine and twin-turbo EcoBoost Ford V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT super car.

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.

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