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FORD GT CLAIMS SECOND CONSECUTIVE PODIUM!

Posted on: July 11th, 2016
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BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, July 11, 2016 – The No. 67 of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe took the Ford GT to the podium for the second week in a row, winning the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. This dynamic duo achieved their third IMSA win and fourth overall Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team win of the season. Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance built the power for the Ford GT that took first place in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Ontario, Canada.“This was an unbelievable weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Winning our fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup points race and third IMSA race with the Ford GT in the same weekend is a testament to the hard work and teamwork of the Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines’ teams.”

After the Watkins Glen race, an additional balance and performance (BoP) ruling was handed out, leaving the engineering teams of Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines’ little time to develop a revised race strategy. The No. 66 of Dirk Müller/Joey Hand and No. 67 of Richard Westbrook/Ryan Briscoe were positioned on the starting grid in P2 and P3 respectively, with only .04 seconds separating P1 and P2.

As the race started it was evident that the classic battle between Ford and Corvette would be playing out, as they challenged each other going into the first of 10 corners around the 2.45 mile circuit. The team of Briscoe/Westbrook proved the keys to race would be position and patience. The Ford GT had good pace as they tapped into the power of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine to run a top the leader board for the second half of the race.

The No. 67 would decide to run a different fuel strategy than their No. 66 sister car and only took fuel on the last pit stop. Briscoe drove brilliantly to build up an 11 second lead to give the pit crew enough time to give him fuel only and get him back out on the track to retain the lead with only seconds to spare. The fierce battle would continue to the end of the race. The No. 67 would prevail with a last minute wreck to end the race under caution. The No. 66 would finish in fifth position.“It was a great call (to only take fuel on the last pit stop),” No. 67 Richard Westbrook said. “Ryan had to do a hell of a job to hang on in the end and he did great. We’re just delighted that we have this momentum.”

The win also moved the No. 67 up the leader board to within five points, 192-187, of the GTLM championship leader. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team continuous to build momentum winning three out of the six IMSA races.

The Multimatic Motorsports, Ford Shelby GT350R-C also had a great weekend winning in their own backyard. The No. 15 has won back-to-back poles and races in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class. The No. 15 Ford Shelby Mustang with drivers Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson secured the pole on Friday night, making it career #13 for Maxwell. Johnson took the No. 15 across the start/finish line to take the third win of the season for the team and marking his 15thcareer win. The win secured their first place position in overall driver points. Also looking strong during the race the No. 76 would finish P3.
2016 IMSA
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship &
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
July 22-23: Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, CT
August 4-7: Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
August 26-28: Virginia International Raceway – Danville, VA
Sept.14-18: Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX
Sept. 28-Oct.1: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA
5 Series – 9 Countries – 114 Races 
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.

 Weekend Recap: 5 RACES – 3 WINS – 1 POLE

THE CHASE IS ON!

Posted on: September 13th, 2016
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The field of 58 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers has been narrowed to 16. Introducing the Class of 2016 Chase competitors.
NASCAR Chasse 2016 - Roush Yates Engines
Roush Yates Engines is proud to be the exclusive NASCAR engine builder of the Ford FR9 V8 race engines that will provide the power under the hood for three of this year’s drivers in the 2016 Chase.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400
Brad Keselowski, driver No. 2 for Team Penske was the first Ford Performance driver to claim his spot in the Chase grid after accumulating a season high of 4 wins. Keselowski secured the first win for Team Penske in the desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and then followed it up with wins in Talladega, Daytona 400 and Kentucky.
2016 Brad Keselowski Wins Kobalt 400
Joey Logano, driver of Team Penske’s No. 22 car punched his ticket to The Chase by winning in team owner Roger Penske and Ford Performance’s backyard at the Michigan 400.
2016 Joey Logano Wins Michigan
The Michigan 400 win also marked a milestone for Roush Yates Engines, achieving the 100th NASCAR Cup Series points win with Ford Performance.
Doug Yates Michigan Interview
Sprint Cup Rookie driver No. 34, Chris Buescher won his first Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway for Front Row MotorSports and secured his spot in the Chase at Richmond this past weekend.
2016 Chris Buescher Wins Pocono
“As the NASCAR season heats up for The Chase the Roush Yates Engines’ team is focused and prepared to provide world class race winning engines to all the Ford Performance teams,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We have some great momentum going into the Chase and honored to be Ford Performance’s chosen partner for NASCAR.”

? 3 FORD DRIVERS – 10 RACES – 4 ROUNDS ?
1 CHAMPION!

To get everyone prepared, there will be 16 drivers competing in four Chase rounds, over the next 10 weeks for the ultimate NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. A win by a championship-eligible driver in any Chase race automatically clinches the winning driver a spot in the next round. The final four drivers will enter the Championship Round, with the highest finisher among them capturing the prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.

The championship will be determined on November 20th, in The Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Please see the Chase Grid below for the official line up.

2016 Completed Chase Grid - Round of 16

2016 Completed Chase Grid – Round of 16

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Chase Schedule:
September 18: Chicagoland
September 25: Loudon
October 2: Dover
October 8: Charlotte
October 16 Kansas

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 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 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.
2016 NASCAR Chase Roush Yates Engines
Roush Yates Engines NASCAR Chase Tune In

NASCAR Unveils New Brand Identity, Premier Series Name and Mark

Posted on: December 20th, 2016
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Premier Series to Be Named Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Beginning in 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2016) –- NASCAR today unveiled a new official brand identity which will replace the bar mark used by the sanctioning body since 1976. The announcement was made in conjunction with the news that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ will be the new name of the sport’s premier series beginning January 1, 2017.

 

The new brand mark and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series mark, which prominently features the iconic Monster Energy logo, together represent a new era in NASCAR and were first shared today across NASCAR social and digital media channels.

monsterlogo

The NASCAR brand identity has been in development since early 2016 as part of a broader effort to refresh the NASCAR brand. It was designed to pay tribute to the storied history of NASCAR, incorporating elements of all four previous marks since the company’s inaugural season of 1948.

 

“Our new NASCAR mark is modern, timeless, and embraces the heritage of our sport,” said Jill Gregory, NASCAR senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “It was important for us to recognize our history and implement a piece of each previous mark in the new design. Our goal was to evolve the sport’s visual identity to make it concise, relevant and functional, while respecting and maintaining the unique qualities of the original mark.”

 

The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race will be the 59th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 26 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Tickets are available at NASCAR.com/tickets.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

BACK-TO-BACK WINS / FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING!

Posted on: July 5th, 2016
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WATKINS GLEN, NY, July 5, 2016 – The Ford GT goes P1-2 at Watkins Glen and takes the third leg of the IMSA Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  The duo of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe put the No. 67 on top of the podium.  Roush Yates Engines working in partnership with Ford Performance powered the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team to their third win of the season at Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International circuit.“This has been a remarkable weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I am so proud of the Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance teams. To take home the NASCAR wins at Daytona International Speedway and now the second IMSA race win on the heels of winning Le Mans is a very humbling moment for our team. I cannot say enough about the Roush Yates Engines’ team, their hard work and dedication producing these race winning engines.”

The twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine performed flawlessly during the six hour endurance race, otherwise known as a six hour sprint. The No. 67 car driven by Westbrook captured the pole with laying down a blistering track record of 1:41.301 on Friday, while teammate Ryan Briscoe welcomed the newest member of his family into the world. The sister car of Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, drivers of the No. 66 were positioned fourth on the starting grid.

As the race started it was evident that it would be another epic battle between Ford, BMW and Corvette. It was evident that the Ford GTs had good pace as they tapped into the power and reliability of the twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engine to take over the lead at the 1.39 hour mark, the No. 67 and No. 66 took P1 and P2 respectively. The Fox1 commentators noting that the “Fords ran incredibly strong all weekend with claiming the pole position with Westbrook.”

Setting up for the last pit stop of the race, the No. 67 took a bit of a gamble that would end up paying dividends, as they stayed out while the rest of the field cycled through green light pit stops. As Westbrook brought the No. 67 into the pits for their final stop with 47 minutes to go, the team executed a flawless four tire and fuel pit stop, getting No. 67 out just before the No. 25 BWM rounded the corner. Making it No. 67/P1 and No. 66/P3.

As the cars closed in on 190 laps (or 646 miles) the No. 66 of Joey Hand methodically chased down the BWM, laying down a new track record of 1:41.141 to take over P2 with just over three minutes left in the race. Hand’s skillful maneuver would take the No. 67 and No. 66 to the podium once again.  The win also moved the No. 67 up the leader board to within eight points, 159-151, of the GTLM championship leader.
The six hour race was a test for both mechanicals and drivers, requiring changing strategies as the race unfolded. Trackside, the Roush Yates Engines’ Calibration Engineers collaborated closely with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Ford Performance to develop and execute the race winning strategy.

“Clearly we have a little roll going here,” stated Joey Hand said. “(Briscoe and Westbrook) won at Laguna Seca, we both had fast cars there, then we went to the Le Mans 24 Hours and had a great run there and ended up first and third between these two cars. This Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team, we’re hitting our stride. We got along really well from the beginning, but I think with the whole team, everyone is just flowing really good. There’s just a lot of good mojo.”Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines team has great momentum going into this weekend’s race, as Ford Performance announced they were extending the Ford GT race program for another three years (into 2019). The team has found their stride, winning two in a row IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class races and winning Le Mans gives them great motivation for the sixth race of the season in Ontario.

The Ford Shelby GT350R-C also had a great weekend in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class race in Watkins Glen as well.  The No. 15, Multimatic Motorsports car with drivers Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson secured the pole on Friday night. The No. 15 and No. 76 would go onto to race a strong race finishing P4 and P6 respectively.

2016 IMSA
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship &
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
July 8-10: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park – Clarington, Ontario
July 22-23: Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, CT
August 4-7: Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
August 26-28: Virginia International Raceway – Danville, VA
Sept.14-18: Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX
Sept. 28-Oct.1: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA
5 Series – 9 Countries – 114 Races 
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.
?Weekend Recap: 4 RACES – 3 POLES – 3 WINS?

FORD GT350R-C WINS BIG IN TEXAS!

Posted on: September 19th, 2016
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AUSTIN, TX. September 19th, 2016 – The No. 15 of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell of Multimatic Motorsports captured their fifth win and fifth pole at Circuit of The Americas.  This dynamic duo extended their lead in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, Grand Sport class with one race left this season.
The Roush Yates Engines’ Ford GT350R-C engine delivered the power to position the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby Mustang on the pole and the No. 76 C360R of Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing in P2 on Thursday. This made for the fifth pole of the season for *Maxwell / Johnson.
Maxwell started in the cockpit for the No. 15 and Johnson finished out the second stint. Leading the majority of the race and taking the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby across the finish line, increasing their overall points lead to 31.
The C360R team of Holton and Kleinubing also ran strong to finish on the podium in third.
Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance redefined the Ford Shelby GT350R-C race engine to provide the ultimate power for the Ford Shelby Mustang to tame the 60 lap (204 total miles) demanding road course, known for its steep 16 story climb off the front straight away and 20 notorious curves around the 3.4 mile track.
This was the team’s fifth win of the year following up on their wins at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Road America and the first race of the year at Daytona. The No. 15 is posed and focused on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship on September, 30 at Road Atlanta.
“Congratulations to Multimatic Motorsports, Billy, and Scott on the win and pole!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Their fifth win of the season is a testament to the entire team. You need a great team, car, and Ford Performance engine to get on top of the podium.”

The No. 67, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing US team of *Ryan Briscoe / Richard Westbrook secured their fourth pole of the season with Briscoe behind the wheel in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship GTLM class. They fought hard during the Lone Star Le Mans race and finished in P9 and the sister-car No. 66 in P6.

The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK teams, No. 66 of Stefan Mucke / Olivier Pla and No. 67 Marino Franchitti / Andy Priaulx / Harry Tincknell also raced the Ford GT cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, in the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and after an incident filled six hour battle finished P7 and P4 respectively.
Weekend Recap: 6 RACES – 2 POLES – 1 WIN!  
2016 IMSA
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship &
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
Sept. 30-Oct.1: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA

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.

 ?10 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 276 WINS – 245 POLES! ?

Roush Yates Engines and The RY45 Series

Posted on: January 20th, 2016
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MOORESVILLE, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2015

Roush Yates Engines wants to ensure the engine builder and racing community that we are committed to support the RY45 engine platform. The RY45 is an aluminum version of the Ford FR9 NASCAR engine and was released in 2014. It has the same performance advantages of the Ford FR9 and can be used in multiple racing series including: Dirt Late Model, Off Road Truck, Drag Racing, Marine as well as Street Performance. Roush Yates will continue to promote and sell RY45 products through distribution to engine builders and racers in 2016 and beyond.

“We are excited to share our technology and lead the industry with innovation,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO of Roush Yates, “The RY45 is a classic example of Roush Yates Engines technology being shared across all forms of motorsports.”

Many of the leading engine parts vendors now supply components that integrate into the RY45 platform. Cometic, Del West, Mahle, Jesel, T&D, Carillo, Dyers, Callies, Bryant, Comp Cams, and Scott Wires, just to name a few. All of these vendors provide top quality parts and support for the RY45.  This robust and expanding vendor list is another reason that makes the RY45 engine advantageous to all engine builders.

Roush Yates Engines sold over 50 units of RY45 engines/engine kits during the first year of availability. Please stay tuned for more developments on the RY45 engine platform. Roush Yates Engines will now distribute the RY45 and D3 components through SRI Performance in Mooresville, NC.  Call now to receive information on the RY45 or (704) 662-6982 or e-mail any questions to info@roushyates.com.  Additional information about the RY45 may be found at www.sriperformance.com.

For more information visit http://www.roushyates.com. Like Roush Yates on Facebook, follow Roush Yates Engines on Twitter @roushyates and subscribe to our YouTube channel RoushYates.

FORD SHELBY GT350R-C WINS ROAD ATLANTA AND CHAMPIONSHIP!

Posted on: October 1st, 2016
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BRASELTON, GA, October 1st, 2016 – CHAMPIONS, the Multimatic Motorsports team of Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell clinched the 2016 Driver, Team and Manufacturers’ Championships!
This dynamic duo captured the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Grand Sport class titles and sixth overall race win and pole of the 2016 season at Road Atlanta. “Congratulations to the Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Performance team on clinching the championships and win!” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This has been a fantastic year for the Ford Shelby Mustang team. Roush Yates Engines is honored to have partnered with Ford Performance in building the Ford Shelby GT350R-C race winning engine that brought home the championship.”
On the way to winning the championship the No. 15 raced over 1,860 miles, in nine races and winning an impressive six out of the nine, their first being the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
They would go onto accumulate wins at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Road America and Circuit of The Americas.
Ford Motor Co. also clinched the Manufactures’ Championship in the Grand Sport class by the No. 15 winning the race.
Maxwell secured the pole for the No. 15 on Thursday, making it the team’s sixth for the year and an IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge record of 16 for Maxwell.
The No. 15 of Maxwell led them off the grid and Johnson finished a strong second stint, re-taking the lead in the final laps of the race and taking the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby across the finish line. Johnson punctuated the Championship win with his signature drift lap.

“It was the longest 45 minutes of my life,” said Maxwell, who had to complete a minimum drive time of 45 minutes to earn his half of the drivers’ championship. “The car was fine, it was just trying to go around and not get involved in any trouble.”

Billy Johnson now holds the all-time IMSA – Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge win record with 23.
The C360R team of Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing also ran strong in the No. 76 to finish P4.
The 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season may have come to a close, but the 2017 Season will start up again on January 26th, 2017 at Daytona International Speedway. Please see below for the 2017 official schedule.
Season Recap: 9 RACES – 6 POLES – 6 WINS – 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS!  
2017 IMSA
Continental SportsCar Challenge Schedule:
January 26 – 29: Daytona International Speedway
March 15 – 18: Sebring International Raceway
May 5 – 7: Circuit of The Americas
June 30-July 2: Watkins Glen International
July 7– 9: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 21 – 22: Lime Rock Park
August 4 – 6: Road America
August 25 – 27:  Virginia International Raceway
September 23 – 24: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 5 – 7:  Road Atlanta

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.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 277 WINS – 246 POLES! ?

1 – 2 PODIUM FINISH AT BMW PERFORMANCE 200 AT DAYTONA

Posted on: January 29th, 2016
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Daytona Beach, Fla. January 29, 2016  – Roush Yates Engines with Ford Performance powered Multimatic Motorsports [No. 15] and Compass360 Racing [No. 76] cars to a 1 – 2 podium finish in the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona. This is an impressive start claiming the season opener of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series.

 

Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson [No. 15] & Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing [No. 76] drove the Ford GT350R-C Mustangs in the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport (GS) Class.  What an all-around team effort today:  from the car to the engine to the driver, the Ford GT350R-C proved that it had the ponies under the hood to win today.

 

“The car is awesome. I can’t give the car enough praise. It’s going to be a really good car for the (Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship) this year.” said Scott Maxwell, driver of the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports car.

 

Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine manufacturer for Ford Performance in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series this year.  Power, Performance and Reliability are part of the Roush Yates Engines’ Core Values.  The engineering team at Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance have fine-tuned the performance on the Ford 5.2L V8. Every engine is expertly assembled and serviced by an experienced team and tested to the highest quality standards.

 

“What a way to start off the season, a 1 – 2 finish” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates. “Winning the BMW Performance 200 today, to kick off the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend is a great way to start the year.”

 

In 2016, Roush Yates Engines will provide engines for 114 races, across 5 premium race series, covering 9 different countries.  This would not be possible without strong partnerships. The accomplishments of Roush Yates Engines on and off the track are the result of relationships with great partners like Ford Performance, Mahle Clevite, Cometic Gasket, Universal Technical Institute, Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A., Safety Kleen, Rottler Manufacturing, Mastercam and Mitee-Bite. Roush Yates Engines relies on these products and services every week, as they play a vital role in their continued success.

 

For more information visit http://www.roushyates.com. Like Roush Yates on Facebook, follow Roush Yates on Twitter @roushyates and subscribe to our YouTube channel RoushYates.

TYLER REDDICK WINS AT LAS VEGAS!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016
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LAS VEGAS, Nev., October 3rd, 2016 – Tyler Reddick scored his first win of the 2016 season and Daniel Hemric finished second in the DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  This victory was Reddick’s first win of the 2016 season and also marked the first one-two finish for Brad Keselowski Racing. Saturday night’s race was the second of three races in the Chase’s Round of 8, Hemric is now 15 points outside the six-driver cutoff line.
Reddick started the race in 16th postiton and powered his way to the front early.  Reddick earned the top spot at lap 44 and would lead the field for 70 out of 146 laps.
Hemric set the fastest lap in practice for the weekend and qualified 6th  for the race. Hemric ran in the top five for most of the night and would go on to lead the field for the first time on lap 45.  After challenging his teammate for the win, he tied his career-best finish and rounded out the night with the second-most laps led, 38.
“Congratulations to the Tyler Reddick, Ford Performance and Brad Keselowski Racing on winning and finishing one-two at Las Vegas, said Doug Yates, “Leading 108 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a testament to how well the F-150 trucks were prepared.
The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for the Chase continues at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22nd.  All eight Chase drivers are determined to transfer into the next round towards a Championship, but only six drivers will continue.
2016 NASCAR Truck Series
Upcoming Race Schedule:
Oct 22: Talladega
Oct 29: Martinsville
Nov 4: Texas
Nov 11: Phoenix
Nov 18: Homestead
5 Series – 9 Countries – 114 Races 
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.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 278 WINS – 247 POLES

SHOWDOWN IN THE DESERT AT THE KOBALT 400!

Posted on: March 7th, 2016
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Las Vegas, Nev. (March 7, 2016) – SHOWDOWN in Vegas, delivers a 1 – 2 punch and the first win of the season for Team Penske, Ford Performance, and Roush Yates Engines! As the exclusive engine builder for Ford Performance teams, Roush Yates Engines’ powered Brad Keselowski No. 2 to victory lane at the Kobalt 400.

 

Brad Keselowski No. 2 and Joey Logano No. 22, in the new Ford Fusions battled throughout the day. “Bad Brad” overcame the elements – wind (at 45 mph), rain, sun, sandstorm, pit road speeding penalty, tire and fuel gamble, and it all came down to a showdown in the final laps. With 9 laps to go, Keselowski passed teammate Logano for second and in the closing 6 laps was able to chase down Kyle Busch No. 18 to take the lead and to win the ultimate Las Vegas Jackpot.  Logano showed his determination and battled to the very end, overtaking Busch on the last lap to deliver the Team Penske 1 – 2 punch. The Fords led a combined 99 laps in all and the Team Penske drivers showed they were focused for a win.

 

“This is really, really great,” said Brad Keselowski in victory lane. “It seemed like there were plenty of challenges, whether it was pit road or the weather or cautions. They threw everything they had at us today, but this Miller Lite Ford team was too strong and we were able to fight them off and get to victory lane.”

 

This started the West Coast swing off in dramatic fashion and delivered Team Penske their first win this season and their third 1 – 2 finish of all time. What a way to start off Team Penske’s 50th Anniversary year!  As Brad referenced his boss, “effort equals results.”

 

“Winning the first leg of the West Coast swing, here in Las Vegas is a testament to our team’s passion and dedication to being the leader in engine development and collaboration with our great partners Ford Performance and Team Penske”, said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines.

 

Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance engineering teams worked together to develop the optimal performance package for the Ford FR9 V8.   Every element of the engine was optimized to contribute to the overall performance and fuel economy.  Delivering Ford its 9th overall manufacturers win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dating back to the inaugural win in 1998 with Mark Martin, is a testament to their culture of winning.

 

In 2016, Roush Yates Engines will build engines for 114 races, spanning across 5 premium race series, and covering 9 different countries. This would not be possible without strong partnerships. The accomplishments of Roush Yates Engines on and off the track are the direct result of relationships with great partners like Ford Performance, Mahle Clevite, Cometic Gasket, Universal Technical Institute, Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A., Safety Kleen, Rottler Manufacturing, Mastercam and Mitee-Bite. Roush Yates Engines relies on these products and services every week, as they play a vital role in their continued success.

 

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