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NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee Robert Yates

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Born: April 19, 1943
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Poles: 48
Car Owner Wins: 57
Total Engine Builder and Car Owner Wins: 134
Daytona 500 Wins: 3 (1992, 1996, & 2000)
Championships: 2 (1983 & 1999)

Robert Yates has proven that hard work, true grit, and the quest for excellence will lead to success in NASCAR. Put an engine in front of Yates and he could create horsepower.

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His career started at Holman Moody Racing and Yates quickly became an engine building genius. Assembling winning engines for NASCAR’s greatest drivers, including Hall of Fame drivers Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, and Darrell Waltrip.

In 1988 with the emerging of young driver Davey Allison, Yates sold everything he owned to purchase Ranier-Lundy Racing. As a car owner, Yates won his first race in 1989 at Talladega with Davey Allison in the driver’s seat. Together they would go on to win 15 of Yates’ 57 career wins as an owner in NASCAR’s elite division.

Eventually, Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett joined Robert Yates Racing as they expanded into a two car team. The team of Jarrett and Yates would bring 29 NASCAR Cup races including two Daytona 500 wins and two Brickyard 400 wins.

In 1999, Robert Yates Racing captured the crown jewel of NASCAR by winning the Championship.

From his humble beginnings, Robert Yates reached the upper echelon of NASCAR racing as an innovator, engine building and as a car owner embedding his name into the history books.

Please take a moment and vote Robert Yates into the NASCAR Hall of Fame: http://nas.cr/1q8SsM4.

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LOGANO WINS TALLADEGA & ADVANCES TO THE ROUND OF 8!

Posted on: October 25th, 2016
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TALLADEGA, Ala., October 24, 2016 – Joey Logano takes back-to-back October wins at Talladega Superspeedway and advances to the third round of the Chase. Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance provided the Ford FR9 V8 winning engine that powered the No. 22 to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Hellmann’s 500.
Logano, driver of the Team Penske No. 22 made an impressive statement by winning his second fall Chase race at the legendary Talladega Superspeedway.

“I think it was really Ford won today,” said Roger Penske, Owner of Team Penske.  “The way the cars ran there was no question that Roush Yates gave us some strong motors.  I think we had great cars.”

The No. 22 showed persistence and patience was the winning formula during the Hellmann’s 500. Logano and his Ford Fusion battled back after an early pit stop issue on lap 67 with brilliant driving and side drafting to get back on the lead lap and in contention for the lead.

The Fords of Logano from Team Penske and Brian Scott, No. 44 of Richard Petty Motorsports, lined up side-by-side to take the green flag during the overtime session. Logano leveraged the Roush Yates Engines’ horsepower from the Ford FR9 V8 race engine and maintained the lead off the long tri-oval and down the front stretch to find himself in victory circle.
Scott would bring home his first second place finish in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race for Richard Petty Motorsports while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 17 of Roush Fenway Racing finished 5th and Aric Almirola, No. 43 finished 8th.

Five different Fords led a total of 157 out of the 192 laps. Brad Keselowski No. 2 and Logano ran very strong, leading 135 laps while Roush Fenway Racing teammates, Greg Biffle No. 16 and Stenhouse Jr. combined for 19 laps and Ryan Blaney No. 21 of the Wood Brothers Racing would round out the group.

“Congratulations to Joey, Team Penske and Ford Performance,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Winning at Talladega is so special and to finish 1–2 is just incredible. “The entire team has been working hard and the Ford FR9 race engine is very well suited for this type of track and racing. We are so proud to be moving on in the Chase.”

Next week the Chase moves onto Martinsville and Logano will be one of eight in the third round for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup 
Chase Race Schedule:
Oct. 30: Martinsville
Nov. 6: Texas
Nov. 13 Phoenix
Nov. 20: Homestead
13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 281 WINS – 249 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.

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 ‘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 – 114 Races

LOGANO WINS $1 MILLION AS TEAM PENSKE FINISHES 1-2!

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23, 2016 – Joey Logano captures his first All-Star Race win at NASCAR’s hometown track, Charlotte Motor Speedway and takes home the $1 million dollar check. Brad Keselowski in his Team Penske Ford finished second for an unprecedented 1-2 finish since the inception of the All-Star Race.  As the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for NASCAR, Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance designed, tested and built the winning engine that powered the No. 22 to victory lane in the drama packed night.

 

Logano, driver of the Team Penske No. 22 made an impressive statement in his sixth appearance under the lights in Charlotte, taking the lead from Kyle Larson in the last two laps of the final 13 lap shootout. The No. 22 was able to endure the mayhem that ensued from the new 50-50-13 format and green track conditions. Completing the last mandatory pit stop for four tires, the No. 22 came out fast in the Ford Fusion powered by the Roush Yates Engines FR9 Ford V8 race engine. Using his new tires and horsepower to make a dramatic inside pass on No. 42, Larson to take the lead. The night will forever be known as “Midnight Mayhem” as Logano took the checkered flag just after midnight in his special edition 50th anniversary Penske mosaic paint scheme. As an encore, the No. 2 of Brad Keselowski came in second to record in history the first Team Penske one-two finish in an All-Star Race. This also marks Ford’s 30th anniversary win since their first with Bill Elliott in 1986.

 

“I thought our car was fast the whole time, we just didn’t really show the speed in our car until the end.  It was definitely a long-run car as well,” Logano stated. “We needed speed and perfect pits. Thanks to Ford and Roush Yates Engines, we burnt her down at the end of this thing.”

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The Roush Fenway teammates of Trevor Bayne, No.6 and Greg Biffle, No.16 also captured wins on Saturday. Starting the day by each taking home a win in the first and second qualifying segments of the Showdown to advance them into the main event. Bayne showed that he had Roush Yates Engines’ power under his hood by pulling off one of the most fantastic passes of the weekend, taking it three-wide right up the middle to secure his position in the All-Star Race. Both wrapped up the day with strong top 10 finishes.
“This was a great weekend for Ford Performance, Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Joey and Brad both drove a great race and to see them come in first and second was exciting and provides great momentum going into the 600 next weekend.”

Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance engineering teams have partnered together over the past 12 years to build superior NASCAR engines. Their dedication and drive to lead the motorsports industry in technological advances has evolved into the world class Ford FR9 V8 engine package. The result of which has earned Roush Yates Engines’ its 260th combined motorsports win.


2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup 

Upcoming Race Schedule:

May 29: Charlotte

June 5: Pocono

June 12: Michigan

June 26: Sonoma

July 2: Daytona

July 9: Kentucky

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 facility. 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 ‘Super Car’.  

 

With the unparalleled culture of winning and rich in 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 – 114 Races 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 21: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, crosses the finish-line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

FORD PERFORMANCE REVEALS ALL-NEW, GLOBAL, MUSTANG GT4 TURNKEY RACE CAR AT 2016 SEMA SHOW

Posted on: November 1st, 2016
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  • All-new turnkey racecar developed to compete on global stage, in GT4 series throughout the world.
  • The new racecar from Ford is based on the championship-winning Ford Shelby GT350R-C and is built to compete in IMSA (Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – GS), Pirelli World Challenge (GTS/G4) and GT4 European Series, among others.
  • Features host of race-proven elements from drivetrain to suspension.

LAS VEGAS, Nev find here., Nov. 1, 2016 – Ford Performance today revealed an all-new, track-ready turnkey Mustang racecar that’s ready to compete around the globe – the Ford Mustang GT4.

Unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Mustang GT4 has been designed and engineered jointly by Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports to compete in sports car championship racing series globally, including the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Pirelli World Challenge GTS/GT4, and GT4 European Series. It’s inspired by the Ford Shelby GT350R-C that won the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship just last month.

“As the Mustang nameplate continually expands its presence in markets throughout the world, so does our relevant motorsport presence,” explained David Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. “The Mustang GT4 is equipped to compete and win on tracks around the globe, and we expect it to be as popular with racers as its production sibling is with consumers.”

The Mustang GT4 is equipped with the next generation, naturally aspirated 5.2L V8 racing engine specifically tuned for GT4 competition. The race engine was engineered, validated and built by Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines.

A lightweight, compact six-speed Holinger paddle shift transmission delivers proven race durability with direct-pneumatic activation for fast, positive and consistent gear shifts. The GT4 powertrain also carries a dry sump oiling system, ZF-developed twin-plate racing clutch and flywheel.

Chassis features on the Mustang GT4 include:

  • Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers from Multimatic for advanced predictability, accuracy, repeatability and ultimate vehicle control
  • Rear lower control arms (designed specifically for coil-over springs) and front/rear stabilizer bars from Multimatic
  • Lightweight 18” x 11” forged alloy wheels from Forgeline
  • Rotors and six-piston calipers from Brembo

Aerodynamic enhancements on the Mustang GT4 include a rear wing, the design of which was derived from lessons learned by the Ford GT racing program, front splitter, hood venting, diveplanes and rear diffuser.

On the interior, the Mustang GT4 carries a full FIA-compliant roll cage and race-oriented dash logger from MoTeC.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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BUILDING OF THE TWIN TURBO FORD ECOBOOST V6 RACE ENGINE FOR THE HISTORIC RETURN TO LE MANS!

Posted on: June 18th, 2016
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MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 18, 2016 – It will be 50 years ago, on June 19th, 2016 that Ford Motor Company achieved one of the most prestigious victories in endurance road racing history, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Ford was the first US manufacturer to take home this coveted trophy. They proceeded to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in four consecutive years; 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.

Going back to Le Mans 50 years later has been a journey inspired by a rich family history. To go back to honor this heritage, Ford needed to assemble the right partners that shared their same passion and love for racing.

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Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines was very honored when the call came from Ford that they wanted Roush Yates Engines to become part of their team on this historic journey. “To represent the Ford family at such a historic event is a special moment for us,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “That also comes with high expectations and we want to fulfill those expectations for the Ford family.”

The project started taking shape after several late night meetings in Mooresville, N.C. at the Roush Yates Engines facility. The team was assembled. They were given the objective to take the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 street production engine and shape it into a high performance endurance race engine that would power the Ford GT in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.  As Jon Giles, Business Manager stated “For a group of engineers and engine builders this was a dream come true.”

They knew normal text book solutions would not be good enough to win on the world stage at Le Mans. They challenged everyone associated with the program (internally and externally) to push the envelope for new and innovative ways to refine and optimize the performance and fuel economy of the race engine.

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Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance started on the quest to design, test and build the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine. Starting from the street production platform and enhancing it to compete against the likes of Ferrari and sustain the grueling 24 hour endurance race reaching speeds of over 180 mph (compared to 125.38 mph in 1966) was something the combined team had to solve. “The team was able to blend the fuel economy and performance technologies of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine and couple it with the Ford GT’s aerodynamics to make the optimal road racing performance package,” stated Wade Riesterer, Technical Manager of Road Racing.

Roush Yates Engines was able to leverage their deep bench strength of the entire organization, sharing ideas and collaborating with various groups of the organization, such as the NASCAR Ford FR9 Engineering team. Learning from their experiences and test strategies.

Although, the entire Roush Yates Engines’ team was involved in this project a core team, with over a 100 years of combined experience were focused on this project from CAD engineers to the Cylinder Head team, Engine Assembly, Engine Teardown, Diagnostics/Simulation team and Calibration Engineers.

Each engine is hand built from the ground up, taking a total of 105 hours from start of production through final build and dyno testing. Starting with the heads from the Ford Cleveland Engine Plant and blocks from their Lima Engine Plant. The Cylinder Head team works meticulously to hand blend the ports, while the Engine Block team utilizes the Rottler F69A to hone the blocks to the nth degree of accuracy. Precision and accuracy are key for these two main engine components.

The engine itself is composed of 1,600 parts. This masterpiece begins with over 80% of the OEM components from the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 production platform.  In order to make the engine race ready additional parts are sourced or manufactured in-house at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions facility. This allows for close oversight on these highly complex parts by the Quality Assurance team and allowing for Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery.

The main engine builder, Jimmy Snyder started building engines when he was 16 years old in the local service station in upstate, NJ.  Today he is hand assembling the four twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engines that will power the Ford GTs. “This is a once in a life-time opportunity and could not be done, if not for the entire team,” said Jimmy.

 

Enjoy the video: Building for Le Mans 

Durability and reliability in a 24 hour endurance race are vital. The team addressed these challenges with a rigorous mileage and dynamometer test strategy. There were a total of 22,000 vehicle test miles logged across the globe, including two durability tests strategically ran in two different countries and another 38,000 miles of durability and calibration mapping completed in the 17G Dyno cell in Ford Dearborn, Mich. facility.

One may ask what it means to Roush Yates Engines to be part of such an historic event. Dean Johnson, Cylinder Head Manager recalls being at the Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich., standing in front of the 1966, No. 2 car and telling his son “this is my future” and two years later being able to share with his son one of his proudest moments, the unveiling of the Ford GT supercar.

The entire Roush Yates Engines team is very proud and honored to be Ford’s partner in this historic return to Le Mans.
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ROUSH YATES ENGINES ACHIEVES 250th POLE!

Posted on: November 5th, 2016
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MOORESVILLE, NC, November 5, 2016 – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell drivers of the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team put the Ford GT on the pole at the 6 Hours of Shanghai, in the FIA World Endurance Championship series.
This pole position marked the 250th pole in NASCAR and Road Racing for Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance since 2004. The No. 67 recorded a qualifying lap time of 2:01.391 and the No. 66 of Stefan Mucke and Olivier Pla were a mere .137s behind to make it an all Ford front row.
This milestone is a shared achievement of 47 dynamic drivers and the greatest race teams in the industry, which includes a legendary motorsports lineup. It consists of NASCAR HALL of Famers, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions, Daytona 500 winners, Indianapolis winners, NASCAR Xfinity Champions, NASCAR Camping World Truck drivers, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship drivers, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Champions, 24 Hours of Le Mans winners and FIA World Endurance Championship drivers.

Over the past 13 years, Roush Yates Engines has partnered with Ford Performance to design, develop and build world-class winning race engines. The partnership started with the Roush Yates Engines’ C3 race engine in 2004 and has evolved into the 2016 NASCAR Ford FR9 EFI and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost race engines.

In 2004 and 2005 the Roush Yates Engines’ C3 V8 and D3 V8 race engines were the power under the hood for both Greg Biffle of Roush Racing and Dale Jarrett of Robert Yates Racing when they won their respective Daytona 500 poles.

Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines recalls one of his favorite moments as the newly formed company took to the track for the first time in 2004 – “The proudest moment for me was, when we qualified for the Daytona 500, Jack Roush’s car with Greg Biffle on the pole and my Dad’s car with Elliott Salder was the outside pole.”

NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin of Roush Racing took the 2006 pole at Texas Motor Speedway in the Busch Grand National Series.
Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 Roush Fenway Racing car captured his third career pole and first on a road course in 2007 at Infineon Raceway.
Carl Edwards, accumulated over 50 pole wins while driving the Ford brand and in 2008 brought home another Sprint Cup Series pole at Bristol Motor Speedway for Ford and Roush Fenway Racing.

In 2009, Matt Kenseth of Roush Fenway Racing leveraged the horsepower of the Roush Yates Engines built Ford FR9 V8 race engine to secure the Texas Motor Speedway pole in the Nationwide Series.

Kasey Kahne and Richard Petty Motorsports would bring home the pole in Ford’s own backyard in Brooklyn, Michigan at the beloved Michigan International Speedway in 2010.
The 2011 and 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. driver for Roush Fenway Racing captured one of his Nationwide poles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Aric Almirola with Richard Petty Motorsports and the newly designed Ford FR9 EFI V8 race engine, won the 2012 Sprint Cup pole at NASCAR’s home track, Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ford swept the front row at Chicagoland in 2013. Joey Logano, the No. 22 driver for Team Penske and Ford Performance kicked off the Chase by taking the pole at Chicagoland and teammate Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 completed the sweep of the front row.
2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck pole was captured by No. 21 Ryan Blaney driver for Brad Keselowski Racing at Michigan International Speedway.
In 2015, Brad Keselowski clinched the pole at a fan favorite track, Darlington Raceway. Darlington has become known as NASCAR’s Throwback event of the year.
This past June Roush Yates Engines won one of their most coveted road racing poles with Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship Series, at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. The drivers of the No. 68 FCGR Ford GT race car; Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais took the pole position. They would go onto make history by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th Anniversary of Ford Motor Company’s first Le Mans win in 1966.
“Congratulations to all the previous and future pole winners,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This is a humbling moment for the Roush Yates Engines’ team. We have created a company that continues to deliver world-class winning race engines each and every week. We share this achievement and commitment with Ford Performance and all the teams that race the Blue Oval.”
13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 281 WINS – 250 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.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 ‘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 – 114 Races

FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAKING FORD WINS POLE AND LM GTE PRO CLASS AT LE MANS!

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LE MANS, France, JUNE 19, 2016 –History has been made! The No. 68 (Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), and Sébastien Bourdais (FRA)) wins the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fifty years after Ford’s legendary 1966 victory, the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine and Ford Chip Ganassi No. 68 car performed flawlessly during the 24 hour endurance race. Roush Yates Engines working in partnership with Ford Performance powered the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team to a legendary victory (la victoire) at the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

“This is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I am so proud of the Ford Performance, Roush Yates Engines and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing for building a winning team that led the Ford GT (No. 68) to the victory.  We are so honored to be a part of this historic win for Ford Motor Company and the Ford family”.

An all Ford front row led the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance (LM GTE Pro) class off the grid. With a record field of 60 competitors, the No. 68 Ford GT, driven by Hand, Müller & Bourdais started from the pole position for the LM GTE Pro class. During qualifying it was evident that there would be a classic duel between the Fords and Ferraris. In Session 1 Qualifying, the No. 68 posted the fastest lap time of 3:51.185, edging out the Ferrari in the last few minutes. All four Ford Chip Ganassi cars qualified in the top five; No. 68 P1/P33, No. 69 P2/P34, No. 67 P4/P36, and No. 66 P5/P37 in class and overall respectively.  At the completion of qualifying the ACO handed down additional Balance of Performance (BoP) requirements to the teams, leaving them less than 24 hours to react before race time.

 

 

Starting the race under yellow flag conditions for the first time in its 84 year history because of rain, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teams had their hands full with constantly changing weather and track conditions. The Ford GTs managed their brakes, fuel and tires well around the 8.47miles/13.629kms circuit, racking up a total of 340 laps and a total of 2,879.8 miles. Staying clean through traffic and consistently executing the 38 curves through-out the circuit, including the famous ‘Porsche Curves’ was key to making it through the nighttime segment of the race.

The constant changing weather conditions of the 24 hour endurance race required modified strategies from lap to lap, both for driver and engine. Trackside, the Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers closely monitored four twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engines, fine tuning boost and traction control to match both driver style and weather conditions.

Endurance racing pushes the limits of car, driver and team. The Ford GT cars showed great pace and reliability, running a top of the leader board for a majority of the race. The drivers showed that endurance racing is as much about mind as equipment. Driving varying segments throughout the course of the race, making sure they continued to execute, hitting their marks and staying focused.

At the 4:30:14 mark, Joey Hand chased down the No. 82 Ferrari car for the pass and leveraged the horsepower of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 to pull away for the final time, putting a two second lead in front of No. 82. Fox Sports1 commentators noting “This is a battle for the ages.”

Müller was piloting the No. 68, as it crossed the start-finish line to take the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans’ checkered flag for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 69 joined the No. 68 on the podium with a third place finish. All four Ford Chip Ganassi cars finished in top ten; No. 68 P1/P18, No. 69 P3/P20, No. 66 P4/P21, and No. 67 P9/P40 in class and overall respectively, is an epic achievement on such a prestigious circuit. With his 175th victory as a team owner, Chip Ganassi becomes the only owner in history to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Le Mans 24 Hours.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be able to make this happen,” said Sébastien Bourdais. “There was so much effort, so much emotion, and to be the one that wins the trophy to give to the Ford family and everyone involved is very special.  Everything aligned for us today – the history, the Ferrari/Ford battle, 50 years on and the Ford family being here. To come out on top of all that is an amazing feeling.”

“The team (Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines) was able to blend the fuel economy and performance technologies of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 engine and couple it with the vehicle aerodynamics package to make the optimal endurance road race engine,” stated Wade Riesterer, Technical Manager of Roush Yates Engines Road Racing. “It all came together today!”

Each engine was developed, hand built and individually badged in Mooresville, NC.
The entire Roush Yates Engines team and partners are very proud and honored to be Ford’s partner on this historic day.

 

FORD GT TAKES 1-2 FINISH IN SHANGHAI!

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SHANGHAI, China, November 7, 2016 – The Ford GT powered by the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine took a 1-2 podium finish. Andy Priaulx / Harry Tincknell drivers of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No. 67 took the checkered flag in the 6 Hours of Shanghai in back-to-back FIA World Endurance Championship races.
The No. 67 dominated the 3.387 mile Shanghai International Circuit in Jiading, Shanghai. On the fifth lap of the race, Priaulx recorded the fastest lap of the race (and new lap record) of 2:02.217 in the LMGTE Pro Class.
“We’ve had a good day today,” said Priaulx when interviewed after his last stint of the race. “A six hour race is very hard on the car, we’ve pushed 100%. The team was brilliant today on pit stops and it is down to Harry to bring the car home this weekend.”
The No. 67 was able to maintain good pace throughout the race while the crew executed their pit stops and driver changes flawlessly to stretch the lead as the No. 67 took the checkered flag.
After sustaining some rear end damage at the beginning of the race, teammates Olivier Pla / Stefan Mücke in the No. 66 were pushed back to P3, but were able to overtake the No. 51 Ferrari to retake second and eventually make it a 1-2 finish.
Priaulx / Tincknell started the weekend off by securing the LMGTE Pro class pole in the No. 67 and achieving Roush Yates Engines 250th overall motorsports pole with Ford Performance. The No. 66 sister car made it an all Ford GT front row on the grid Saturday.
Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance designed, tested and redefined the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine. The Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers (Adam McMaster and Phil Vars) worked closely with the teams to manage the rapidly changing track conditions over the 575.79 mile (170 laps) endurance race.
“Congratulations Andy, Harry and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “To win our second race and pole in a row in the World Endurance Championship series is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire team. We have great momentum going into the final race of the season and will be pushing for the win.”
The win in Shanghai moved both FCGR teams up the leader board. No. 67 moved into second (129 points) and the No. 66 third (121 points). With only two points separating the No. 67 and No. 95 Aston Martin (131 points), the LMGTE Pro championship will be decided at the 6 hours of Bahrain.

The teams are poised and will take the momentum from the last two wins into the last race of the FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain.

Weekend Recap:  4 RACES – 1 WIN – 2 POLES

2016 FIA
World Endurance Championship
November 19: Bahrain International Circuit – Bahrain

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 282 WINS – 251 POLES!

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 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.

5 Series – 9 Countries – 114 Races

CHRIS BUESCHER WINS 1ST NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE!

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016
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LONG POND, PENN., August 2, 2016 – Rookie, Chris Buescher won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since starting full-time with Front Row Motorsports in 2016.
This was also Front Row Motorsports and team owner Bob Jenkins’ 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win with Roush Yates Engines.  “What an incredible win for Chris Buescher and Front Row Motorsports,“ Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines, “Chris will never forget this moment.”
A heavy fog, with 28 laps left to go moved over Pocono Raceway impairing NASCAR officials and team spotter’s visibility of the “Tricky Triangle.”  Shortly afterwards a red flag was waved and NASCAR made the decision to shorten the Pennsylvania 400 and race leader Buescher celebrated with his hardworking team in victory lane.
The Ford Fusions with Roush Yates Engines’ powered a 1-2 finish with No. 34 Chris Buescher of Front Row Motorsports and No. 2 Brad Keselowski of Team Penske.  Ford Performance teams led a race total 72 laps out of 138 between; Buescher (12), Keselowski (8), Biffle (14) and Logano (38).
Since 2004
10 Championships • 273 Wins • 236 Poles

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 purpose built 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.

LOGANO WINS PHOENIX | HOMESTEAD BOUND!

Posted on: November 14th, 2016
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AVONDALE, Ariz. November 14, 2016 – Joey Logano captured the win at Phoenix International Raceway in dramatic fashion to secure his spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship finale. The No. 22 of Team Penske advances to the Final 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.
The power beneath the hood of the No. 22 Ford Fusion, a Ford FR9 V8 race engine, was built exclusively by Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance. The Ford FR9 provided the horsepower Logano needed to take the lead in double-overtime and reach victory lane in the Can-Am 500.
“There was so much on the line and everyone brings their A-game when it comes to winning championships, and this team did it,” said Logano in victory lane. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team. Roush Yates Engines bringing the heat again…I’m speechless right now.”
Logano, won his first race in Phoenix and marked Ford’s 15th win at the track since 1988 with Alan Kulwicki and now will take Roger Penske to the championship round in his 50th Anniversary year.
 “I’d have to say that today the team really was disciplined cheap ed pills.  It executed the pit stops. I think you saw that almost at every stop we picked up two or three spots, and Joey’s restarts were classic Logano,” commented Roger Penske, Team Penske team owner. “I mean, no one was able to be as cool as he was and take the position. For me here on our 50th year to have this success, it’s pretty special.”

Logano started the race third in Chase points (+1) above the cut line. After early race contact, Logano battled hard and ran in the top five for most of the race. He fought hard during the pressure packed 312 mile race, leading a total of 58 laps. Ford Performance teammates No. 21 Ryan Blaney finished P8 and Brad Keselowski finished P14.

“Congratulations to Joey, Roger and the entire 22 team,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “What an epic race. We (Roush Yates Engines) are so proud to be part of this amazing team with Ford Performance and Team Penske. We need to savor this amazing win and get ready to race next weekend for the title.”

With a championship title on the line, the team is peaking at the right time and will build on this momentum to push to the finale. It all comes down to the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead-Miami for the championship this coming weekend.

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup 
CHASE Schedule:
November 20: Homestead-Miami 2:30 PM ET

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 283 WINS – 251 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.

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 ‘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 – 114 Races