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1-2 FORD FINISH / LOGANO TAKES RICHMOND!

Posted on: May 1st, 2017
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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.”

A late transmission change required Logano to start in the back of the pack in 37th position. Before the start of the race he was asked what will be the key to winning the race, his response was “Patience.” Logano showed his patience and skill in leveraging the power of the Ford FR9 EFI race engine and worked through traffic in order for him to race for the win alongside teammate Brad Keselowski (Stage 2 winner.)

Logano led Team Penske to their third team win of the season and showing the Ford power, teammate Keselowski made it a 1–2 finish (fourth all time for Team Penske), 0.775 seconds behind Logano. Both Penske drivers and Ford teammate Kurt Busch, from Stewart-Haas Racing have now secured a position in the playoffs.

“I’m proud of the effort of the team. We executed under pressure today and brought a car home that was a fifth-to-10th-place car to Victory Lane,” commented Logano in victory circle.
A Total of six Ford Fusions finished in the Top-10; No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. from Roush Fenway Racing in P4, teammates No. 4 Kevin Harvick and No. 41 Kurt Busch finished P5 and P8 respectfully and Aric Almirola from Richard Petty Racing finished P9.

The Ford Fusions battled for the lead all day, leading a total 146 out of the 400 lap race; 25 laps by Logano, 110 laps by Keselowski and Harvick with 11 laps.

MENCS Driver Standings (After Richmond):
P4 Logano
P5 Keselowski
P6 Harvick
P9 Bowyer
P12 Blaney
P14 Bayne
P15 Stenhouse Jr.
Ford has won four out of the first nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2017.The Ford teams will ride this momentum into one of race fans favorite tracks – Talladega Superspeedway. Tune-in for the next high speed battle on Sunday, May 7th | 2:00 PM ET | FOX. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 293 WINS – 262 POLES!
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.

5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races

MITEE-BITE PRODUCTS / ROUSH YATES ENGINES PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION

Posted on: May 2nd, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC, May 2, 2017 – Roush Yates Engines is pleased to announce a multi-year extension with Mitee-Bite Products, a premier supplier of high-density low profile clamping solutions, which prides itself on finding solutions to work holding applications.

The official partnership started in 2015, but the relationship and trust of their quality products has been in place since the founding of Roush Yates Engines in 2003. “The entire family at Mitee-Bite has been a great partner to us in providing world-class clamping tools, fixtures and solutions to solve our clamping challenges. They understand how critical it is to have machined parts made within precise tolerances. Their ability to produce and fixture quick prototypes as well as higher production runs is essential to our success,” said Todd English, Roush Yates Engines, Vice President Business Development.

“Mitee-Bite makes a generous amount of clamping solutions for all types of shops. Their experienced team will help design and manufacture any regular, irregular or challenging part in the work holding arena,” commented Tom Bashford, Roush Yates Engines, R&D Rapid Prototype Manager & Machinist.
“Mitee-Bite’s Loc-Down® System works great for holding fixtures to sub plates. The Pitbull® clamps are great for many applications and I rely on Id Xpansion™ clamps for securely holding parts with bores on them,” noted Ricky Strader, Roush Yates Engines, Manufacturing Engineer.
Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a division of Roush Yates Engines in Mooresville, NC relies heavily on Mitee-Bites’ quality clamping devices. Over 50 CNC machines utilize Mitee-Bite products to assist in machining hundreds of engine components for the Ford FR9 EFI V8 NASCAR engine, the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine and the Roush Yates RY45 engine.
“…Mitee-Bite is the first place I look…”
Rodney Tucker, Roush Yates Engines, Senior Manufacturing Engineer stated “One key attribute of the Mitee-Bite product line, is their very easy to design a process around. Their simple yet effective design holds securely and is repeatable every time. Mitee-Bite is the first place I look when I’m trying to decide how to hold a part or raw stock. I love the Pitbull clamps, I use them in a lot of machining and inspection processes because they just work!”
Mitee-Bite clamps are trusted by Roush Yates Engines’ machinist and engineers. We machine hundreds of components using the Mitee-Bite clamps that need to meet the strictest tolerances and highest quality standards.
About Mitee-Bite U.S.A.
Mitee-Bite Products LLC, located in Center Ossipee, NH is the innovator of compact, low-profile edge clamps geared towards improving productivity and providing solutions for difficult work holding applications. Continually developing new products to provide customers with a wide assortment of high-density low profile clamping solutions and assistance with clamping recommendations.

Mitee-Bite Products takes great pride in producing products that allow customers to improve their processes by simple means. Through constant design and development, Mitee-Bite Products keep the spindle running, reducing idle spindle time, overall material cost and set-up time.

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.

Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance 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 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 – 293 WINS – 262 POLES!

FORD SWEEPS TALLADEGA!

Posted on: May 8th, 2017
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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.”

The weekend started off fast with qualifying, showcasing the ‘Ford Power’ with Stenhouse Jr. winning the first pole of the season for Roush Fenway Racing, recording a lap speed of 191.547 and fifth season pole for Ford Performance. A total of three Ford Fusions qualified in the Top-5; No. 2 Brad Keselowski in P3 and No. 6 Trevor Bayne in P5.

After winning the pole Stenhouse said, “It’ll be nice to lead the field to green here. The Fifth Third guys worked really, really hard on these cars. Like I said earlier, Jimmy Fennig has done a great job on these speedway cars. This is cool. Doug Yates builds awesome horsepower. With his dad, Robert, not doing as well as we would like, it would be cool to dedicate this one to him and all the hard work that the engine shop does. Man, it’s a cool way to start the weekend.”

Stenhouse Jr. led the pack of 40 cars across the start/finish line to start the race for the first time this season and leveraged the horsepower of the Ford FR9 EFI engine to lead the first laps of the race.

The Ford Fusions ran up front for the majority of the day, as Keselowski took the first stage win, with six different Fords leading throughout the race.
The No. 17 survived the notorious Talladega ‘Big One’ making it through a 18 car wreck. Stenhouse Jr. went onto to position himself perfectly, in second position, running bumper to bumper with Jimmy Johnson, as the final caution came out.

It all came down to a high pressure overtime shootout drag race. Starting on the inside of Kyle Busch, Stenhouse Jr. got a great restart with a push from Johnson and on a last lap pass took the lead and checkered flag, winning by .095 seconds over Jamie McMurray.

When asked about his first win in victory lane Stenhouse Jr. said, “It’s been a long time coming. We’ve run really well here at Talladega. This is the closest race track to home. I got a lot of cheers riding around here today and the fans were awesome. We had a lot packed in here at Talladega and it felt old-school. Man, to finally get that win for Jack and everyone on our team is really special.”
The win in Talladega marked Roush Fenway Racing’s 136th win and fifth win at the Superspeedway. This weekend also marked Roush Yates Engines 295th overall win since 2004.

No manufacturer has dominated the restrictor-plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega in recent years more than Ford, which has won 14 of the last 26 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at these two facilities. In fact, Ford has won at least two of the four races in each of the past three seasons and with Stenhouse’s win it makes it four in a row for Ford Performance at Talladega (Logano 2015 Fall, Keselowski 2016 Spring and Logano 2016 Fall).

Ford Finishing Results:
1st – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. | Roush Fenway Racing
4th – Aric Almirola | Richard Petty Motorsports
6th – Kurt Busch | Stewart Haas Racing
7th – Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
10th – David Ragan | Frontrow Motorsports

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Sparks Energy 300 Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 98 Fresh From Florida Ford Mustang stayed focused as he worked his way up to the front from 23rd position, to win the first stage of the race. Almirola would get shuffled back during the middle of the race, but would follow the No. 22 Joey Logano of Team Penske back to the front and take the lead with nine laps to go.
Logano would keep the pressure on, but Almirola would prevail to win his first race of the season for himself and Biagi DenBeste Racing. Ford Performance teammate Logano would finish second.
“It means so much,” commented Aric Almirola from victory lane on Saturday. “First, I want to thank God. And then I want to thank Fresh from Florida and everybody at this Biagi DenBeste race team. They let me run this thing seven or eight times a year and I have so much fun, especially at the speedway races. Doug Yates brings some awesome horsepower and our Ford Mustang was super-fast. I knew it right from the beginning of practice. We ran about 10 laps in practice and I said, ‘Put it on jack stands.  We’re ready to go. This thing is fast!”
The Ford Fusions have won five out of the first 10 races of the MENCS season. They will make their way to Kansas Speedway next. Tune-in to see what unfolds on Saturday, May 13th | 7:30 PM ET | FS1. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

 

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 295 WINS – 263 POLES!

 

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.

 

5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races 

NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT RKL eSOLUTIONS & ROUSH YATES ENGINES

Posted on: May 9th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC, May 9, 2017 Roush Yates Engines and RKL eSolutions are pleased to announce a new multi-year technology partnership. RKL eSolutions provides business software and IT/Networking Solutions from coast to coast with several offices throughout the United States. RKL eSolutions implemented the fast, simple and flexible Sage X3 ERP system at Roush Yates Engines.

“The expert team of RKL, in conjunction with Sage X3 were instrumental in advancing our visibility to manage our entire business. The integrated functionality of X3 enhanced the accountability of inventory and critical components,” said Mary Ann Mauldwin, Chief Operating Officer, Roush Yates Engines. “Their team was able to customize a solution that worked well for our specific needs related to inventory management, purchasing and finance, while providing traceability of assembly and teardown operations.”

“We had been looking for an ERP Software that could assist our dynamic business model for many years, the flexibility of Sage X3 and the ability for RKL eSolutions to understand our business was a winning combination,” said Todd English, Roush Yates Engines, Vice President Business Development. “The Power of Sage X3 assists our constant dedication and desire to win at the highest level of motorsports. We look forward to working with Sage X3 and RKL eSolutions for many years to come!”

Their team is dedicated to building solutions that streamline the IT process and enhances our company’s productivity. As we engineer, design, and build over 1,000 high performance race engines, fast and accurate data is imperative to manage our daily workload from engine production to CNC manufacturing.

 

Joe Noll, President of RKL eSolutions stated, “RKL eSolutions is excited to partner with Roush Yates Engines. Sage X3 provides the platform for Roush Yates Engines to manage its business operations, from accounting through production, efficiently and cost effectively. With input from Roush Yates Engines, we look forward to enhancing the software solutions and services we offer to all of our manufacturing customers and prospects.”

About RKL eSolutions
Founded in 2002 in Lancaster, PA, RKL eSolutions simplifies the Information Technology process by representing a range of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and accounting software from Sage, with the most widely-used network and IT products from Cisco, VMWare and Microsoft. When necessary, software development experts develop customized solutions that pick up where “out-of-the-box” technology leaves off, making a turnkey solution for your company.

From sales to accounting, in the warehouse or on the shop floor, and from the server room to the cloud, RKL eSolutions offers the resources and expertise to support all of your technology needs – software, IT, and custom development all under one roof.

For more information about RKL eSolutions visit https://www.rklesolutions.com or contact them at (717) 735-9109.

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 – 295 WINS – 263 POLES! 

ROBERT YATES CLASS OF 2018 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE!

Posted on: May 24th, 2017
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CHARLOTTE, NC, May 24, 2017 – CONGRATULATIONS, Robert Yates class of 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. What a special and well deserved moment for Robert and the entire Yates’ family. This prestigious award was announced tonight at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Building engines and cars has been in Robert’s blood since the beginning. His legacy reads like the American Dream, starting out at Holman Moody Racing, working his way to become one of the most legendary and respected engine builders and NASCAR team owners that the sport has ever known.
Robert has proven that hard work, dedication and passion was the perfect formula for success and a legendary career.

  • Achieving 77 wins as NASCAR’s premier engine builder
  • 57 overall wins, 48 Poles as NASCAR Team Owner
    • Three Daytona 500
    • Two Brickyard 400
    • One Championship
“Our family is so honored and humbled this evening to be acknowledged by the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We would like to thank Ford Motor Company, NASCAR, Team Members and everyone that has been part of my Dad’s career as well as the many fans for their continued support!”

The Roush Yates Engines’ family celebrates with Robert and the Yates’ family on this milestone achievement.  Congratulations Robert and all the inductees!

The Return to Le Mans

Posted on: May 26th, 2017
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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.“We have approached this program like we do every program, in close partnership with Ford Performance,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The entire Roush Yates Engines team is very honored to be Ford’s partner in this legendary road racing program.”

Preparation for the 2017 return to Le Mans hit its stride in late-2016. Knowing that the 2017 race engines would need to be ready for shipment in less than seven months, the pressure was on.

The Team, led by Ford Performance, Roush Yates Engines, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Multimatic Motorsports had to make quick work of evaluating needs and logistics during this time period.

These seven months were critical to the 2017 preparation. There was a constant flow of information between the four partners to ensure that everyone had the latest information to act on. It was crucial that the team members stayed on the same page, which was sometimes challenging with partners and suppliers from around the world collaborating on the project.

“The Roush Yates’ engineering team has worked very closely with the Ford Performance engineering team this past year,” stated Wade Riesterer, Technical Manager of Road Racing of Roush Yates Engines. “Having the 2016 Le Mans race data from four cars has allowed us to improve our correlation between simulation and the track in order to add another level of refinement to our simulation models.”
“As a leading edge engine development company, with 3 state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; Roush Yates Engines (NASCAR division), Roush Yates Performance Engines Group (road racing division) and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (CNC machining division) enables us to streamline the flow of design, development and production of various critical components, all in house,” according to Dan Keenan, Design & Analysis Manager for Roush Yates Engines.
   
At the beginning of the build process each engine is assigned a unique engine number, which is assigned to a specific build cart prior to assembly. Each build cart contains all the individual parts and sub-assemblies necessary to build an engine. The Bill of Materials contains over 1,600 components to produce one twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine.
Several of these parts are provided directly from Ford manufacturing facilities; blocks originate from Ford’s Lima Engine Plant (Lima, OH), where a majority of the machining is completed. The GT heads are manufactured in Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant (Cleveland, OH). These components are delivered to the Roush Yates Engines location for final machining, assembly and race prep.
The cylinder heads are lightly modified with CNC machining on the combustion chambers and ports. High-temperature seats and exhaust guides are also installed. These are very precise and delicate operations that are performed by the Cylinder Head Department.
In combination with the Ford OEM parts, specialized fixtures and components; such as the EcoBoost front cover are created, machined and processed in the Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions state-of-the-art CNC machining facility in Mooresville, NC. A variety of custom cutting and clamping tools are utilized at this facility to ensure premium quality parts.
The components are then meticulously assembled and quality checked to verify that they meet all drawing tolerance requirements. Because of the packaging restrictions within the engine compartment of the Ford GT race car and the complexity of the adjoining components, it is critical that the engine meets the tightest of tolerances. As part of quality control, all critical functional components used in the build of an engine have 100% traceability throughout the manufacturing and build process.

In addition, the FIA rule book requires a significant number of the engine components to be homologated. The homologation process includes submitting material specifications, weights and dimensions of these components, along with photo documentation to the FIA.

Durability and reliability are vital in a 24-hour endurance race, that is why every engine that is completed at Roush Yates Engines goes to the Dyno facility for final inspection and validation. Each engine is run through a protocol of tests before it is approved and signed off for shipping.
A key piece of this high-tech power plant is the Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers. They work dynamically with the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK and US teams to review millions of lines of telemetry from track and test events in order to refine and adjust engine mapping and traction control calibrations in parallel with driver feedback. All this is done in order to dial in the ultimate performance package for each individual car and driver(s).
Endurance road racing is unique in the fact that for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, each car will have three different drivers during the course of a race, each running various stints (race segments) of the race. This adds an additional layer of complexity to the calibration formula.
 

May 2017 |
Final checks completed. Engines packed and ready to ship to Le Mans, France. This is the equivalent to 5,400lbs. of freight, that will travel over 4,080 miles to get to their final destination, Le Mans, France.

 

The engines are packed into individual custom containers and staged for the overseas trip.

 

The “Final Countdown’ has begun. The next time the engines will be seen they will be powering the Ford GT race cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

The engines will arrive, along with the Roush Yates Engines Calibration Engineers, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Multimatic Motorsports team for the Le Mans Scrutineering and Test event.

              ONE MISSION / ONE FORD

 

                                                     
 

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 – 295 WINS – 265 POLES! 

BLANEY TAKES HOME 1st CHARLOTTE WIN!

Posted on: May 30th, 2017
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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.”

From the start of the race Blaney leveraged the horsepower of the Ford FR9 engine to move up through the field, from the rear to fourth place during the first segment of the race, where Ford teammate No. 4 Kevin Harvick from Stewart Haas Racing took the first stage win. The No.12 continued to battle hard to take the second stage win.

The Ford Mustangs led a combined 168 laps in the Hisense 300 and it all came down to a battle among Ford teammates No. 4 Harvick, No. 22 Brad Keselowski and No. 12 Blaney. With three laps remaining in the 200 lap race, race leader, Harvick chose the outside lane, which put Keselowski behind him and the hard charging Blaney beside him on the inside. Blaney was able to stay close to Harvick at the restart and ultimately pass the No. 4 with two laps to go and took the checkered flag .244 seconds ahead of the Harvick, for his fifth career Xfinity win.

“We were getting really good restarts all day once we finally got the pace picked up like it should be, and we were able to shove Kevin in front there and get to second, and just gave us a shot and an opportunity to get by him at the end there on the last restart. Props to everybody at the Penske group,” mentioned Blaney in a post-race interview. “To win at a track where my father did is pretty cool.”

It was a strong finish for Ford Performance with four Ford Mustangs finishing in the Top-10.

Finishing Order:
1st – Ryan Blaney | Team Penske
2nd – Kevin Harvick | Stewart-Haas Racing
6th – Brad Keselowski | Team Penske
7th – Cole Custer | Stewart-Haas Racing
Charlotte Motor Speedway was also the sight of Kevin Harvick’s 20th career NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series pole on Thursday night, making a total of seven cup poles for Ford Performance this season.
NASCAR moves to Dover International Speedway this week:

  • Monster Energy Cup Series on Sunday, June 4th 1:00pm, FS1
  • Xfinity Series on Saturday, June 3rd 1:00pm, FS1
  • Camping World Truck Series on Friday, June 2nd 5:30pm, FS1

Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 296 WINS – 265 POLES!

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.

5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races