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VIDEO: POWERING DAYTONA | ROUSH YATES ENGINES

Posted on: February 24th, 2017
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DAYTONA, Fla., February 24, 2017 – The Daytona 500 is recognized world-wide as “The Great American Race.”  Daytona has always been a special place for Ford and Roush Yates Engines, winning the Daytona 500 four times in the last eight years.

Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines have been partners for the past 14 years and are on a MISSION, after winning last weekend’s Daytona Clash with Joey Logano. The teams are geared up and ready to build on this momentum, with three previous race-winners in Sunday’s lineup; Joey Logano (2015), Trevor Bayne (2011) and Kevin Harvick (2007).

The Teams, the Drivers and the Roush Yates Engines’ power are ready!

“We are not here to practice, we are here to Win!” – Robert Yates

All the racing gets started on Friday, February, 24th | 7:30pm ET with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, February, 25th | 3:30pm ET. Taking center stage on Sunday, February, 26th for the first time will be the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the 59th running of the Daytona 500 at 2:00pm ET.

 

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!

Weekend Race Schedule | Roush Yates Engines

Posted on: July 25th, 2017
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Mooresville, NC | July 25, 2017

This weekend Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series will visit Pocono Raceway, while the Xfinity Series runs in Iowa.

Ryan Blaney earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory a few weeks ago at Pocono Raceway and will be looking to become the first driver since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014 to pull off a season sweep.  Blaney, who gave the Wood Brothers their 99th all-time series win, held off Kevin Harvick over the final seven laps to win the Pocono 400.  

 

Images courtesy of Ford Performance and NASCAR Media

“10 SUNDAYS” Video : EPISODE 2 BUSCH AND HIGH TECH TOOLS

Posted on: September 28th, 2017
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Mooresville, NC – September 28, 2017

Follow this unique behind the scenes 10-week video series from Ford Performance, documenting the various aspects of the Ford Performance NASCAR program.

Five Ford drivers, including Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., are part of the 16-driver field that makes up the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

This week’s episode features Kurt Busch, Tony Gibson and the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway while also highlighting how the Ford Performance Tech Trailer plays a major role at every race of the NASCAR Playoffs.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance

STEWART-HAAS RACING ADDS ARIC ALMIROLA TO DRIVER LINEUP

Posted on: November 9th, 2017
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KANNAPOLIS, NC, November 8, 2017 –

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Aric Almirola to join its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup in 2018. The 33-year-old from Tampa, Florida, will drive the team’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion.

Almirola has won races in each of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series and is currently in his sixth full season in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. Almirola has one NASCAR Cup Series victory, three NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumphs.

“I’ve known Aric since 2004 and have always been impressed with him on the racetrack,” said Tony Stewart, who co-owns Stewart-Haas Racing with Haas Automation founder Gene Haas. “I’ve raced with him and seen him mature into a really good racecar driver. He can compete for wins here at Stewart-Haas Racing and help our other drivers compete for wins. He’s an excellent fit for this team and for Smithfield.”

“This is the opportunity every racer wants,” Almirola said. “Stewart-Haas Racing is an experienced organization with a lot of depth, great technical support from Ford, and staffed with racers from top to bottom. They lean on each other, challenge each other and make each other better. I’m really looking forward to being a part of that.

“I’ve known Tony Stewart since our time together at Joe Gibbs Racing. I know what he expects and he knows my commitment. I can’t thank him and Smithfield enough for believing in me and providing this opportunity.”

“This is a great moment for Aric, and Smithfield is very happy to be a part of it because it’s a great opportunity for our company,” said John Pauley, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Smithfield. “Obviously, we strongly believe in Aric’s ability and that of Stewart-Haas Racing, and those abilities transcend the racetrack. They want to consistently run up front and contend for wins, but they’re also very interested in helping us win in the marketplace. This is a strong partnership with outgoing personalities who are driven to succeed.”

Almirola’s path to NASCAR started in his home state of Florida, beginning in karting in 1992 before advancing to open-wheel modifieds in 2000 and then late-model stock cars in 2002. In late 2003 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Almirola participated in a driver combine for Joe Gibbs Racing and was ultimately selected as one of the first two drivers for Gibbs’ diversity program, which launched in 2004. Almirola became a teammate of Stewart’s, who was in his sixth year as a NASCAR Cup Series driver and only two years removed from the first of his three NASCAR Cup Series championships.

Nine wins and 11 poles during the 2004-2005 seasons of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series allowed Almirola to advance from local short tracks in the southeast to a fulltime, national schedule in the Camping World Truck Series in 2006. A handful of Xfinity Series starts also came in 2006, and Almirola’s NASCAR Cup Series debut took place on March 11, 2007 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, three days shy of his 23rd birthday.

 

DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION | KURT BUSCH

Posted on: February 27th, 2017
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DAYTONA, Fla, February 27, 2017 – Kurt Busch of Stewart-Hass Racing won the 59th Annual Daytona 500. The legendary horsepower of the Ford FR9 EFI V8 engine by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines, powered the No. 41, Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion to their first win.
“Wow, this is unbelievable,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We have a great team, great engines, and great drivers and were able to execute our race strategy. Congratulations to Tony {Stewart}, Gene {Haas}, Kurt and the entire Stewart-Haas organization. To be standing in victory lane for the second night in a row, after winning the Xfinity race last night with Ryan {Reed} and Jack {Roush Fenway Racing} is special to my family and I.”
Team Ford made a statement at the first running of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, bringing 14 drivers to the Great American Race. This was the 5th consecutive restrictor plate race win for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. The aerodynamics of the Ford Fusion and the power of the FR9 EFI V8 was a perfect formula to conquer this superspeedway.
“What a great win to start off a partnership. It is so great with Stewart-Haas and to have Kurt win it, our last Ford champion and in his first race back with Ford is fantastic,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president of global product development and chief technical officer, Ford Motor Co. “Everybody worked together so well. SHR, Penske, RPM, and Wood Brothers with the Doug Yates power. We were so fast. We knew we had a good chance and Kurt hung in there after getting caught up in that crash. He didn’t give up.”

A freight train of Ford Fusions were behind Kevin Harvick the No. 4 of SHR when he took the second segment and 10 bonus points, followed by No. 22 Joey Logano in P2 of Team Penske, No. 41 Kurt Busch P3, No. 2 Brad Keselowski P4 of Team Penske and No. 10 Danica Patrick P5 of SHR.

The No. 41, Busch showed patience during the 500 mile race. Losing his rear-mirror with 30 laps to go – Busch said “I couldn’t even see out the back. And I thought that was an omen. Throw caution to the wind.” He battled back after getting caught up in a couple of incidents in earlier segments. It took his experience and a brilliant piece of driving to take the lead on the final lap and take the checkered flag.

“It has been a really long, hard winter, and I am so proud of everyone at SHR and Ford Performance,” said Tony Stewart.  “They really worked their tails off to get ready.  Doug Yates and everybody at Roush Yates Engines brought unbelievable power all week.”

The Fords were out in full force dominating the top of the leader board. They led a total of 76 of the 200 lap race and ended with six Ford Fusions in the top 10.

1st Kurt Busch – Stewart-Haas Racing
2nd Ryan Blaney – Wood Brothers Racing
4th Aric Almirola – Richard Petty Motorsports
6th Joey Logano – Team Penske
9th Matt DiBenedetto – Go Fas Racing
10th Trevor Bayne – Roush Fenway Racing
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 race, Saturday night, the No. 16 Ryan Reed of Roush Fenway Racing found himself in victory lane for the second time in three years at Daytona. Reed drove a tough race all night, powered by the Ford FR9 Carb engine, overcoming car damage and a fierce battle with Kasey Kahne in overtime to take the lead and the victory! No. 22 Brad Keselowski of Team Penske would finish P4.
“If you want it bad enough, you’re willing to put in the hours, and everyone knows Roush Fenway is and myself, and Lilly Diabetes and everyone else, Ford and Roush Yates and everyone who touches that race car, they’re committed to winning,” commented Reed. “So when we come down here and do it, it’s not a surprise to us because we worked hard to do it.”
With the 2017 format and rule changes it was important that the right adjustments were made to the engines up to race day. In an era where the competition is so close it is more important than ever that our extended team, resources and partners work collaboratively to evolve not only the engines, but the sport of racing into the best brand of racing fans have ever seen.

It has been an exciting Daytona Speedweeks, but it’s on to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Sunday, March 5th | 2:30pm ET | FOX. Reference the full 2017 schedule on www.roushyates.com.

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS • 287 WINS • 254 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! 

TEAM PENSKE SET TO EXPAND TO THREE-CAR TEAM IN 2018

Posted on: July 26th, 2017
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Ryan Blaney Will Drive No. 12 Ford Fusion in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series :

MOORESVILLE, NC, July 26, 2017 – Team Penske announced today that Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) beginning in 2018 as the team returns to a three-car operation in NASCAR’s premier series. The 23-year-old Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with the team, will pilot the No. 12 Ford Fusion, beginning with the annual non-points “Clash” event at Daytona International Speedway in February 2018.

“For some time now, we have wanted to bring Ryan in to run a third car for us, but things just needed to make sense from a timing and business perspective,” said Roger Penske.  “We have been working on making this a reality and 2018 is the right opportunity to make this move and return our organization to a three-car team. The benefits of having three full-time teams under our roof, along with the continued technical partnership with the Wood Bothers, will help us remain competitive in the ever-changing NASCAR landscape.”

Blaney made his MENCS debut in 2014 for Team Penske and has driven for Wood Brothers Racing full-time the last two seasons. One of NASCAR’s rising “young guns,” Blaney earned his first-career Cup Series win earlier this season at Pocono Raceway, giving the Wood Brothers team its first MENCS win since the 2011 season. Blaney also scored his first Cup Series pole this season at Kansas Speedway. He finished second in the 2016 MENCS Rookie of the Year standings.

Blaney has been a part of Team Penske since 2012 and has earned five NASCAR XFINITY Series wins for the team and was part of the No. 22 team’s three-straight NXS Owners’ Championships from 2013-2015.

“This is a huge opportunity for me and my career,” said Blaney, generation driver from High Point, NC. “I’ve always enjoyed racing whatever car I was in and trying to win each and every race. I’ve had some great moments with both Team Penske and the Wood Brothers over the last few years. I know for a fact I wouldn’t be where I am today without Roger (Penske), Eddie and Len (Wood) and the opportunities their organizations have given me. I’m thrilled knowing that Brad (Keselowski) and Joey (Logano) are long-term teammates for me at Team Penske and Paul (Menard) will have input with our team now that he’s with the Wood Brothers organization. Hopefully we can go out there and win races and compete for championships year after year.”

Earlier this season, Team Penske announced that it signed Joey Logano to a multi-year contract through the 2022 season and beyond.

Just yesterday, the team announced it has come to terms with Brad Keselowski for a multi-year agreement, giving the organization a solid foundation for the future.

While the No. 12 Ford Fusion has made a handful of starts in the Cup Series over the last few years, Team Penske has not competed as a full-time, three-car team since the 2010 season with Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. Despite the fact that the team has only run two full-time cars since the 2011 season, Team Penske has produced 40 MENCS victories, along with the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series title, and the 2015 Daytona 500 Championship.

“Ryan has certainly earned this opportunity with Team Penske,” commented Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Performance. “We knew all along that his time with the Wood Brothers was dependent on adding another car at Team Penske, but what he has accomplished with the Wood Brothers is impressive and he has played a key role in returning the 21 car to victory lane. Right now, we’re all committed to getting the Wood Brothers their 100th win and a season championship this year.”

More details surrounding the No. 12 team, including sponsorship and crew chief, will be announced in the near future.

Team Penske & Ford Performance Press Release

Images courtesy of NASCAR Media

BLANEY WINS XFINITY AT THE MONSTER MILE!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017
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DOVER, Del., October 2, 2017 – Ryan Blaney won his first NASCAR Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway, driving the No. 22 Team Penske Fitzgerald Ford Mustang. He took home his sixth overall Xfinity win and recorded the eighth Xfinity win of the season for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. In Blaney’s sixtieth overall Xfinity start and second win in the 2017 season, he topped the field by leading 136 of 200 laps at Saturday’s Use Your Meon. Drive Sober 200.

“Congratulations Ryan, Roger and Team Penske,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Ryan and the team ran a great race this past weekend, executing perfectly. Roush Yates Engines is proud to power these Ford Mustangs with Ford Performance and capturing our eighth Xfinity win of the season.”

Blaney’s Mustang, powered by the Ford FR9 engine ran well all day and after a fast pit stop put the No. 22 in the lead coming off pit row to take the lead on lap 123. Blaney would keep the lead and take the checkered flag, making him the third different Team Penske driver to bring home a win in the No. 22 this year, joining Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish Jr.

“We made some great changes after the first Stage to get it better to where it needed to be,” said Blaney in victory lane. “We actually got it better for the last run. It’s awesome to get to victory lane with Fitzgerald. This is really cool.”

Ford Xfinity Playoff drivers Cole Custer and Ryan Reed each finished in the top-20. Custer (No. 00  Stewart-Haas Racing) qualified sixth, ran inside the top 10 the majority of the race, and finished eighth. Reed (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing) came home 16th. Custer currently sits fourth (-14) and Reed eighth (-52) in the playoff standings.

As the field of twelve NASCAR Xfinity drivers go into Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7th, they will be facing an elimination round. The top eight drivers will advance to round two.

Dover marked the first elimination round for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Four Ford Fusion drivers advanced to the Round of 12; Brad Keselowski (-53), Kevin Harvick (-107), Ryan Blaney (-115) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-130) as they head into Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on Sunday, October 8th.

The Ford F-150 Playoff drivers, Chase Briscoe (P3) and Austin Cindric (P4) of Brad Keselowski Racing both finished in the top-5 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will head into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series elimination round at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 14th. The top six drivers will advance in the Playoffs.

 13 CHAMPIONSHIPS  – 307 WINS  – 277 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.
5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races

“10 SUNDAYS” Video : HARVICK FINDS RYE HORSEPOWER AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Posted on: November 9th, 2017
Location: post

MOORESVILLE, NC – November 9, 2017 –

The Round of 8 continued at Texas Motor Speedway as Ford drivers Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick competed for a spot in the Championship 4 at Ford Championship Weekend.

Horsepower is essential at a track like Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval where speeds reach over 200 miles an hour.  Roush Yates Engines CEO Doug Yates talks about the challenges his team faces at a place like TMS while Kevin Harvick looks to post his first Monster Energy Cup Series victory at the track in his 30th attempt.