Archive for the ‘2017 Press Releases’ Category

PLAY VIDEO: WINNING THE DAYTONA 500 IS A CAREER DEFINING ACHIEVEMENT

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017
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DAYTONA – The Daytona 500 is recognized as the greatest stock car race in the world and on Feb. 26, 2017 the 59th running will take place at Daytona International Speedway.  Ever since drivers ran up and down the famed beach course from 1936-58, Daytona has been synonymous with speed.  The first Daytona 500 at the newly-constructed Daytona International Speedway took place on Feb. 22, 1959 with a field of 59 cars and crowd of over 40,000.  Since then, the race has grown to become one of the top sporting events in the country.

Courtsey of Ford Performance

ROUSH YATES ENGINES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GAMMA TECHNOLOGIES

Posted on: April 26th, 2017
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Mooresville, NC (April 26, 2017) – Roush Yates Engines is pleased to announce a new partnership with industry leader in engine and vehicle simulation, Gamma Technologies.

“Gamma Technologies is a global leader in multi-physics CAE simulation software,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Their continued passion for evolving simulation tools aligns well with our constant development and evolution of high performance race engines.”

Gamma Technologies’ GT-SUITE, is a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tool that provides efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy to time sensitive modeling analysis. What makes GT-SUITE so powerful is that high-fidelity 3D component models are seamlessly integrated into 1D/0D system-level models. This supplies accurate transient multi-physics boundary conditions and assures two-way interactions between all of the sub-systems. It offers engineers functionalities ranging from fast concept design to detailed system or sub-system/component analyses, design optimization, and root cause investigation.

Their team is dedicated to building the most advanced system simulation tools that provide major productivity improvements to their users, while providing premium one-on-one service to their customers.

“We are looking forward to leveraging the tools Gamma Technologies provides to reduce development time to the track,” stated Jamie McNaughton, Roush Yates Engines Technical Director. “With the refinement levels in the development of our race powertrains at RYE, we will utilize GT-SUITE simulation tools to increase performance in all of our engine programs.”

“Gamma Technologies is pleased to partner with Roush Yates Engines, the world class race engine developer. We are very impressed by the history of innovation, performance and success of Roush Yates Engines, and are proud to be a part of their advanced engineering process,” said Tom Morel, Founder and President of Gamma Technologies.

About Gamma Technologies
Located in Westmont, IL, Gamma Technologies, LLC is an industry leader and develops and licenses GT-SUITE. As a leading multi-physics CAE system simulation software, GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, chemistry, and controls. In addition, higher level modeling templates are available that are specifically designed for specific applications. GT-SUITE applications include hybrids, exhaust aftertreatment, chemistry, acoustics, cooling and thermal management, HVAC, hydraulics, fuel systems, lubrication, chain, gear and belt drives, powertrain, engine, vehicles of any type, driveline and transmission.

For more information about Gamma Technologies, LLC. visit https://www.gtisoft.com/ or contact them at (630) 325-5848 or Support@gtisoft.com.

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 – 292 WINS – 262 POLES!

VIDEO: TITAN VISITS ROUSH YATES ENGINES

Posted on: July 21st, 2017
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TITANS of CNC visited our facility to learn more about how we design, develop, and build high performance race winning engines with the help of CNC machining.

“10 SUNDAYS” Video : QUEST FOR THE 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on: September 21st, 2017
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Mooresville, NC – September 21, 2017

Follow a 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.

In its debut episode, Ryan Blaney is featured as he prepares for his first Playoff appearance in the Ford Performance simulator at Ford Performance’s Technical Center in Concord, NC.  In addition, follow Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance, as he meets with drivers before the race.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance

FORD GT TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG IN SHANGHAI!

Posted on: November 6th, 2017
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SHANGHAI, China, November 6, 2017 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing made a statement in Shanghai, winning the 6 Hours of Shanghai for the second year in a row. The No. 67, driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell brought home the second win for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Series.
“What a great effort by the entire team this weekend,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Congratulations to Ford Performance, FCGR {Ford Chip Ganassi Racing} and Multimatic Motorsports. Winning back-to-back races at Shanghai takes a tremendous team effort. We are proud to be part of One Ford and heading into the final race of the season in contention for a championship.”

Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines powered the Ford GT to victory circle at the Shanghai International Circuit, with the twin turbo Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine.

“That was probably our most hard-fought win so far and the most rewarding,” Priaulx said. “Every moment was critical. Every lap, every pit stop, it all had to be perfect. We really needed this result and we’re back in the fight for the driver’s championship. It’s our fourth win together so we must be doing something right. We couldn’t do it without this brilliant team. The car was great, the pit stops were perfect, and the strategy was perfect. All we need to do now is go to Bahrain and win again!”
Over the course of the six-hour endurance race, the duo of Priaulx {GB} and Tincknell {GB} showed patience, proper fuel management and clean pit stops were key to the endurance race victory in the LMGTE Pro class. Tincknell took the checkered flag, pulling the team into striking distance for the FIA driver championship, 7.5 points behind the leader.
Stefan Mücke {GER} and Olivier Pla {FRA} drivers of the No. 66 sister car also ran a strong race, leading for a portion of the race, but ultimately finished just off the podium in P4.
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team will head into the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain for the WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain, on November 18th.
                                                 

                                                       13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 310 WINS – 280 POLES!

 

*Images courtesy of  Ford Performance

IT’S GO TIME!

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, N.C., February 22, 2017 – Twenty-Three teams. Twenty-One drivers. Powered by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. The official 2017 NASCAR season is about to begin on Thursday, February 23rd with the CAN-AM Duels at Daytona International Speedway.

Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines have been partners for the past 14 years and are on a MISSION. After winning last weekend’s NASCAR Clash with No. 22 Joey Logano, this legendary partnership has accumulated 249 (points and non-points) NASCAR wins (119 Cup Series, 105 Xfinity Series and 25 Camping World Truck Series).

Roush Yates Engines’ history at the Daytona International Speedway dates back to 2004 with the debut of the first race engine by Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance. The No. 16, Greg Biffle of Roush Racing won his first career Cup Series pole and No. 38, Elliott Sadler of Robert Yates Racing started outside on the front row, both cars running engines built by Roush Yates Engines.

2017 ushers in a brand new season and new teammates for Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. For the first time Stewart-Haas Racing joins the premier teams of Roush Fenway Racing, Team Penske, Wood Brothers Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Front Row Motorsports and Go Fas Racing in running the Ford Fusion powered by the Ford FR9 EFI race engine.
 

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have a strong contingent of drivers piloting the Ford Mustangs with the Ford FR9 Carb engine. Returning fulltime drivers Bubba Wallace Jr. and Ryan Reed from Roush Fenway Racing, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney in the Team Penske stable and the newcomer Cole Custer for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Camping World Truck Series will also be showcasing several up and coming drivers in Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe from Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) team. These two drivers are part of the new NASCAR multi-tiered development program launched between Ford Performance and BKR.
 

The teams are geared up and ready to build on the last weekend’s winning momentum. To catch all the excitement of the Daytona 500 weekend check out the Driver Line-Up and Tune-In below or go to www.roushyates.com.
 

 

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.Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines 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 – 285 WINS – 254 POLES! 

1-2 FORD FINISH / LOGANO TAKES RICHMOND!

Posted on: May 1st, 2017
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RICHMOND, Vir., May 1, 2017 – In Joey Logano’s 300th start, he captured his first 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Richmond International Raceway. As the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for NASCAR, Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance powered the No. 22 to victory lane in the Toyota Owner’s 400.

“Congratulations to Joey, Roger and Team Penske on the win and the 1–2 finish,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Thanks to all the employees at our shops for their attention to detail and effort that was needed to win this weekend.  To finish with four cars in the Top-5 and have six Fords in the Top-10 is a testament to all the hard work, dedication, and leadership of Ford Performance teams. It all goes back to One Ford.”

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

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

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

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

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

13 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 293 WINS – 262 POLES!
About Roush Yates Engines  
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with 3 state-of-the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group, focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center and ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified. The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing purpose built race engines.Ford Performance in partnership with Roush Yates Engines is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 engine and twin-turbo EcoBoost Ford V6 race engine that powers the Ford GT super car.

With the unparalleled culture of winning and steeped in rich racing history, Roush Yates Engines continues to follow the company’s vision to lead performance engine innovation and staying true to the company’s mission, provide winning engines through demonstrated power and performance.

5 Series – 9 Countries – 128 Races

Team Penske | Brad Keselowski Multi-Year Contract Extension

Posted on: July 25th, 2017
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Champion Driver Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Build On Success with the Team

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 25, 2017) – Team Penske announced today that the organization has reached an agreement with Brad Keselowski to remain with the team as the driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion well into the future. The multi-year extension ensures that the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Champion and 23-time MENCS race winner will continue to be an integral part of Team Penske – the only team he has driven for full-time over the course of his 10-year MENCS career.

The announcement follows the news that No. 2 team crew chief, Paul Wolfe, has also agreed to a multi-year extension with Team Penske.

“In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top echelon of stars in NASCAR,” said Roger Penske. “Brad and Paul have established a terrific, winning combination and they are both real leaders within our team. More than just wins and championships, Brad is an important part our relationship with Ford Performance and his work with the Checkered Flag Foundation shows what kind of person he is away from the track. There is no question he continues to be a great fit for our organization.”

Since joining Team Penske in 2009, Keselowski has earned 22 MENCS wins and the 2012 series championship while driving the iconic No. 2 Ford Fusion. In addition, the Rochester Hills, Michigan native has scored 29 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) victories, won the 2010 NXS Drivers’ championship and he’s been a part of three NXS Owners’ titles while driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang. Keselowski has produced two MENCS victories and one NXS win so far this season and has qualified for his sixth trip to the NASCAR Playoffs.

“Roger and everyone at Team Penske have given me everything we need to win championships at the highest levels of NASCAR,” said Keselowski. “As I have said all along, Team Penske is where I want to be and I am thrilled to continue with the organization well into the future. I have a lot of years left in the sport and I truly feel our best years are ahead of us.”

Keselowski first came on board at Team Penske toward the end of the 2009 MENCS season and Wolfe joined him prior to the 2010 NXS campaign. The two promptly won the 2010 NXS Drivers’ championship with six wins and an NXS-record 26 top-five finishes. Wolfe then joined Keselowski on the No. 2 MENCS Ford and the duo earned their first win at Kansas Speedway in just their 13th series start together. In their seven-plus MENCS seasons, Keselowski and Wolfe have become one of the premier driver-crew chief combinations in the sport and have earned six trips to the NASCAR Playoffs.

“There is no one I want helping make my racecars go fast more than Paul Wolfe,” continued Keselowski. “We have a lot of continuity between the two of us, and really the entire No. 2 Ford team, which is so important in today’s NASCAR. With partners like Miller Lite, Alliance Truck Parts, Wurth, Autotrader, Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Discount Tire and Ford Performance in our corner, I feel like we have the strongest overall program in the sport.”

Keselowski has recorded 51 wins while driving for Team Penske, making him the second-winningest driver in team history. He is just eight victories away from tying Team Penske Hall of Fame member, Mark Donohue, for the top honor.

“Mark Donohue is the driver that Roger was able to build this team around over 50 years ago, a man who won our first NASCAR Cup Series race and our first Indianapolis 500. I am truly blessed to be close to tying his record for wins with Team Penske and this extension will allow me to place my name beside such a legendary driver,” added Keselowski.

Keselowski continues to climb the ranks of NASCAR’s all-time greats. His 23 career MENCS victories tie him with Ricky Rudd for 33rd on the career wins list. With 35 career NXS victories, he ranks fifth in all-time series wins. Keselowski is also one of only four drivers to win both a MENCS championship and NXS title in their career.

“We are extremely happy to secure Brad’s renewal with Team Penske.  Brad is an integral part of our Ford NASCAR program, and we appreciate his leadership within the team and among the drivers in this sport.  We look forward to helping him take Ford and Team Penske to victory lane many more times in the years ahead,” commented Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Performance.

–  News courtesy of Team Penske 

–  Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media

Video | KEN BLOCK & HOONICORN TAKE ON PIKES PEAK IN CLIMBKHANA

Posted on: September 25th, 2017
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MOORESVILLE, NC – September 25, 2017 –  Ken Block took on Pikes Peak in Colorado to make the historic climb up Pikes Peak today, in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2. The Hoonicorn powered through the twist and turns of Pikes Peak with 1,400 horsepower being generated from it’s twin turbo, methanol powered V8 engine built in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Pikes Peak = 156 Turns | 12.42 Miles | 14, 115′ Elevation

* Courtesy Ford Performance

ROUSH FENWAY RACING HONORS ROBERT YATES With TRIBUTE PAINT SCHEME

Posted on: November 9th, 2017
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CONCORD, NC, November 6, 2017 –

Roush Fenway Racing will honor longtime competitor and partner Robert Yates at Phoenix Raceway with a tribute paint scheme on Ricky Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Fusion. The scheme, inspired by Yates’ 1991 and 1992 victories at the Arizona track, honors the NASCAR Hall of Famer’s career and lasting legacy in the sport.

“The entire NASCAR Community has lost a pillar of our sport with the passing of Robert Yates,” Jack Roush said. “Robert was true to all he held dear – a fierce competitor, a dedicated and inspired leader and a passionate family man. For me he was the type of competitor that brought out the best in everyone around him and he was a wonderful partner and friend. I am very fortunate to have been able to team up with, and learn from, Robert Yates.”

Yates, who passed away after a battle with liver cancer in October, was selected for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2018 in May. His Robert Yates Racing team, which will be featured on the hood of Stenhouse’s car, won 57 races and 48 pole positions in nearly twenty years of racing.

“Our family would like to thank everyone at Roush Fenway Racing for the special paint scheme at Phoenix International Raceway to honor my dad Robert Yates and his legendary career in NASCAR,” Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines, said.

Robert Yates and Roush Fenway team owner Jack Roush partnered together in 2003 to form Roush Yates Engines, the exclusive provider of engines for Ford NASCAR teams. The two legendary engine builders combined forces have led to 268 NASCAR race wins and nine championships.

“It’s really cool to be able to honor Robert with our car in Phoenix,” Stenhouse said. “He’s meant so much to NASCAR, and to have him ride along with us this weekend will be really special for everyone at the shop.”