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.”

The legendary horsepower of the Ford FR9 EFI V8 engine by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines, powered the No. 17 to victory lane. This was the 6th consecutive restrictor plate race win for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines.

“Ricky did an incredible piece of driving!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Ricky, Jack and Roush Fenway Racing. To stand in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway is a remarkable feeling. We are blessed and happy to be part of this amazing Ford Performance team.”

Team Ford dominated the 400-mile Coke Zero 400 overtime event, leading 78 out of 163 laps. Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance have demonstrated power, performance, and reliability by sweeping 2017 restrictor-plate races. This horsepower of a partnership has won 15 of the last 27 MENCS events between Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

“We have a lot of pride in our Super Speedway powertrain package,” noted Jamie McNaughton, Technical Director at Roush Yates Engines. “It is a very refined engine and we continually conduct R&D to improve the performance of this package to support the key superspeedway races throughout the season.”

After a night of aggressive racing and reaching speeds of over 195 mph the Ford FR9 engine performed perfectly to power the Ford Fusions to a 1-2 sweep for the second week in a row with Clint Bowyer, finishing second at both events.

“Those Roush Yates engines are phenomenal,” commented Bowyer after the race. “Doug does such a great job, puts a lot of emphasis on this plate stuff, takes a lot of pride in it, and he should. Those things run amazing. They take a beating out there.  I’m just proud to have that Roush Yates power under our hood.”

This win made a clean sweep of the 2017 Daytona events for Ford Performance, with the landmark Daytona 500 win by Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing in February.

Ford Finishing Results:
1st Ricky Stenhouse Jr. | Roush Fenway Racing
2nd Clint Bowyer | Stewart-Haas Racing
6th David Ragan | Front Row Motorsports
In Watkins Glen, NY – The No. 59 Ford Mustang GT, KohR Motorsports’ won their second IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in the Continental 120 at Watkins Glen International and marked Roush Yates Engines’ milestone 300th overall race win since 2004.

“Congratulations to Jack Jr. and Dean, what an incredible finish,” commented Yates. “Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication in delivering world-class race engines and achieving our 300th win. This is a great accomplishment for our entire team.”

“The Mustang was just rock solid today,” Dean Martin, Team Owner and driver commented in victory lane. “The balance was just perfect. The aero balance was great. The suspension was fantastic. I can’t say enough about the car.”

The race finished in dramatic fashion as Martin and Jack Roush Jr. leveraged the horsepower, performance and reliability of the Ford Mustang 5.2L V8 to bring home the second win of the season for KohR Motorsports’ in a last lap dash to the checkered flag.

NASCAR moves onto Kentucky. All three NASCAR series will be back in action.

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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