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Ford’s WEC Super Season Resumes at Sebring

Posted on: March 13th, 2019
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  • Sebring Raceway in Florida to host the “1000 Miles of Sebring”
  • Round six of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship is an eight-hour race into the night
  • Three more races to go in the 2018-19 Super Season: Sebring, Spa and Le Mans
  • 1000 Miles of Sebring gets underway on Friday, March 15 at 16:00 ET (21:00 CET)

SEBRING, FL, March 13, 2019– The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team is going all out to claim the top results for the Ford GTs with just three races remaining in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.

New for 2019, the 1000 Miles of Sebring will see the WEC protagonists fighting for glory on the eve of the famous Sebring 12 Hour race in which the U.S. arm of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team will compete.

“Sebring is another big weekend for Ford,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “To have both the WEC and IMSA Ford GTs together but competing in different races makes for an exciting event for Ford Performance. As always our goal is to win so I am hopeful that all the work that has been put in recently in testing will pay off for us.”

The #66 Ford GT raced by Stefan Mücke (GER) and Olivier Pla (FRA) sits in second place in the Drivers’ World Championships standings. Having taken two pole positions so far this season, the duo will be pushing for pole at Sebring. Joining them will be Billy Johnson (US) who returns to the team for the first time since Le Mans last year.


“Sebring is a unique circuit, complete with bumps and a track layout that is partly on an old airfield,” Mücke said. “We had the chance to test there in February which was important as it gave us the first indication of what we can expect and showed us the areas where we need to improve. I have good memories of Sebring; it’s actually one of my favourite tracks. The race will be a challenge as it starts in the afternoon and finishes late at night so there will be a big temperature drop, which affects the balance of the car and tyre choice. I can’t wait to get back in the car and get the season going again on a great track like Sebring.”

The #67 GT of Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) has had a bruising season so far and currently sits in eighth place in the standings. Both drivers are born winners though, and will be out to remind everyone of this, ably supported by a new teammate for Sebring, U.S. racer Jonathan Bomarito.

“Sebring is a great track that always produces a demanding and challenging race,” Priaulx said. “It’s narrow, bumpy and hot and there is never enough room for everyone so you need to keep your concentration levels high. I was fortunate enough to win the 12-hour race there in 2011 (as teammate to Dirk Müller and Joey Hand) and it is a special event where the fans create a great atmosphere. It’s a tough track in the dark. You have to limit your mistakes and push hard to be competitive there but that’s what we do, right?”

The 1000 Miles of Sebring gets underway on Friday, March 15 at 16:00 ET (21:00 CET).

*Courtesy Ford Performance



Posted on: June 11th, 2019
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BROOKLYN, MI – June 11, 2019 – Joey Logano won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, FireKeepers Casino 400 in a manufacturer’s shootout at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang recorded its second win of the season and Ford Motor Company secured the Michigan Heritage Trophy for the third consecutive race.
“Congratulations to Joey, Roger and the entire No. 22 crew,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Joey drove an amazing race, keeping the No. 22 Ford Mustang out front for the majority of the race! We say it all the time, but it’s true, it’s a privilege to be part of the Ford Performance team, to support Ford Motor Company and provide the power to these Ford Mustangs every week. To win the pole and race in Michigan, in Ford’s backyard, is extra special to achieve this for the Ford family.”
During qualifying on Saturday afternoon, the fast Ford Mustangs set the pace with 8 out of the top 10 qualifiers. Logano with Team Penske won the pole, followed by Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola P2, Kevin Harvick P3, and Clint Bowyer P5, Paul Menard in P6 with Wood Brothers Racing, Brad Keselowski P8 with Team Penske, Daniel Suarez in P9 with Stewart-Haas Racing, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in P10 with Roush Fenway Racing.
After starting from the pole position on Monday night, Joey Logano won the first stage of the race, proving the No. 22 would be hard to pass, on his way to leading a race high 163 laps out of the 203-lap race.
As a late race caution took the race into overtime, Logano proved once again to be the leader of the race in the two-lap manufacturer’s shootout. Logano took the lead on the restart and never looked back as he took the checkered flag .147 seconds ahead of Kurt Busch to clinch his 23rd career victory.
Ford Performance marked history once again, winning the first ever race at Michigan International Speedway in 1969 with Cale Yarborough (Mercury) and Wood Brothers Racing, and on the track’s 100th anniversary Joey Logano and Team Penske recorded Team Penske’s 70th cup win with Ford.

“It feels so good,” commented Logano, when asked about the win in Victory Lane. “Winning at Michigan means so much to Team Penske and Ford, being able to pull into this victory lane and see everybody means so much.  A day like that, you don’t get all the time, best car, best team, we executed perfectly all the way through and ultimately to bring this Shell Pennzoil Ford into victory lane. I just can’t thank everyone at the shop enough, everyone that built this thing Roush Yates Engines, Money Lion, SKF, everyone that helps out during this whole thing.”

“It is easy to say that the Mustang has dominated MIS this year so far,” commented Pat DiMarco, NASCAR Program Manager, Ford Performance when asked about the team collaboration in post-race interview. “Kudos to our teams, collectively and collaboratively for developing the Mustang, along with our Ford Performance aerodynamics team and of course Roush Yates Engines. That is a common denominator to our success here among all the teams. We have the best engine in the garage and that power under the hood is a huge part of our team successes.”

Six Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10. Following Logano was Suarez P4, Keselowski P6, Harvick P7, Ryan Newman P8, and Ryan Blaney P9.

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series this past Saturday, Paul Menard started from the pole position and led a race high 56 laps before finishing P4, along with Ford Performance teammate Chase Briscoe in P7.
The Xfinity teams will head to Iowa this weekend to race on Sunday. Reference the full 2019 schedule on

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR media


Posted on: September 9th, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – September 9, 2019 – Kevin Harvick was the big winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning the Brickyard 400. This was Harvick’s third win of the season and Stewart-Haas Racing’s 54th overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. In addition, this marked Ford’s second win in a row at the Brickyard (Brad Keselowski 2018).
“Congratulations Kevin, Tony, Gene, and the No. 4 crew” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Our Ford Performance teams were fast in qualifying as Kevin, Paul, Clint, and Joey qualified 1 through 4. To see the cars and drivers perform at the highest level in the sport is a testament to the team’s effort and determination to win. It’s special to be able to kiss the bricks two years in the row and congratulations to our Ford drivers advancing to this year’s playoffs.”
One of the world’s iconic racetracks and crown-jewel events in the sport proved to be the perfect match for Harvick, as he came out strong during Sunday morning’s qualifying, to secure the pole with a 48.448 second run at 185.766 mph.
Harvick led 119 laps (297.5 miles) of the 160-lap race and scored the Stage 2 win on his way to crossing the bricks to capture the checkered flag. This marked Harvick’s second career win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stage 1 winner, Logano, came in second, making it a 1-2 finish for Ford Performance.
“Well, I know how much it means to everybody on our Mobil 1 Ford Mustang team,” commented Harvick in Victory Lane. “Just got to thank Busch beer, Jimmy John’s, Hunt Brother, Haas Automation, everybody at Stewart‑Haas Racing, all these guys that make this car go around, I know how much this means to really everybody, and this is a great engine package that Roush Yates has been to Victory Lane twice now, once at Michigan and the same engine here. That’s a huge credit to those guys and Mobil 1 for everything that they put under this car. Just can’t thank everybody enough. This is awesome.”
Six Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10 of the Brickyard 400. Following Harvick and Logano, was Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Clint Bowyer P5, Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney P7, Roush Fenway’s Ryan Newman P8, and the Wood Brother’s Paul Menard in P10.
The MENCS Playoff driver field is now set with seven Ford Performance Mustangs making the field of 16. The Ford driver field is led by Harvick in P4, Logano P5, Brad Keselowski P6, Blaney P12, Aric Almirola P14, Bowyer P15, and Newman P16.
NASCAR returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend where the 2019 Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs will be kicked off.

Cole Custer and Chase Briscoe posted a top-10 finish in Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Xfinity playoff field will be set in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming weekend. Currently Custer with six wins is currently ranked P3, Austin Cindric with two wins in P5, and with one win on the season Chase Briscoe is ranked P6.
* Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media


Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs Look to Add 12 Hours of Sebring to List of Major Race Victories

Posted on: March 15th, 2019
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  • Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA series Ford GTs head to Sebring International Raceway for the historic 12 Hour of Sebring
  • With victories at Le Mans and the Rolex 24, the IMSA FCGR team would like to add Sebring to its list of historic endurance race victories
  • Sebring is round two of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship for the GTLM cars

SEBRING, Fla., March 15, 2019–In its three years of racing, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA team has taken its Ford GTs to wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

But one historic endurance race has eluded them so far, and they would like to change that this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech Championship heads to the historic bumps and turns of Sebring International Raceway for the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday.

“There’s no question this Ford GT program was designed to go out and win the world’s top endurance races, and we have done that for the most part the past three seasons,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.  “But we need to add the 12 Hours of Sebring to that list of race wins, and we want to do that this weekend.  We’ve had a very good test there in the last month, and we hope that carries over to this weekend.”

The current Ford GT team has been close, with the No. 66 Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais finishing runner-up in the GTLM class in 2017, and the No. 67 Ford GT team of Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon finishing fourth last year.

The combination of getting a car to handle over the bumpy surface of Sebring, along with the change from the heat of day to a cool Saturday night finish is always challenging for the teams.

The other big change for the 2019 version of the race is that for the first time, the FIA World Endurance Championship will host a 1,000-mile race on Friday evening, including Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car European-based WEC team.

“Sebring is one of those historic races on the calendar that everyone wants to win, and there’s extra motivation for us because we haven’t won there yet with the Ford GT,” said Briscoe.  “It will be a little different having our Ganassi European Ford GT team there for the WEC race, so hopefully we can all work together to help each other with set-ups and input as they race on Friday.

“But at the end of the day, the 12 Hours of Sebring always comes down to race strategy and being in position to win those last two hours.  We fortunately have some of the best in the business in terms of drivers and strategists, so we feel like we’re going to be one of the teams to beat for sure.”

“Sebring is always a challenge not just because of the distance, but also because of how difficult the track is,” said Hand.  “We’ve done a lot of testing there and feel good about how those tests have gone, but you have to be ready for a variety of different weather and track conditions during the race weekend.

“One of the keys is having a car set-up that can adjust from daylight into the night, so that you’re fast when the sun goes down.  I do know one thing… this is an endurance race that has eluded us in the Ford GT program, and we want to change that this year.”

The 67th 12 Hours of Sebring begins Saturday, March 16, with coverage beginning at 10:30 am ET on CNBC domestically, internationally.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance


Posted on: June 16th, 2019
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LE MANS, France –  June, 14, 2019 – The four-car factory effort from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will start second, sixth, ninth and 10th in GTE Pro for the 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 2019 edition of the race features the final works entries of the current Ford GT program that began in 2016, a combined effort by Ford’s UK and USA-based teams.

Leading the quartet of Fords was the No. 67 Team UK GT at the hands of Harry Tincknell (UK), setting a lap time of 3:48.112, just .112 off the GTE Pro pole. The red & white No. 67 is a tribute to Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt’s 1967-winning GT40.

“I’m happy,” said Tincknell. “We’re on the front row at Le Mans. I’ve been so focused on this race all year and ever since the test day I have felt like I’m really in the rhythm. The car did everything I asked of it and if you think back to this time last year we were practically turning the car inside out between sessions, but this time we have a really solid platform. It’s a good race car and a good qualifying car and although it’s a shame to make a little mistake to miss out on pole, I’m delighted with second. All three of us are fast so we have a great chance ahead of us.”

Tincknell, who set the provisional pole in the first round of qualifying on Wednesday night before falling to second on Thursday evening, is joined by co-drivers Jonathan Bomarito (US) and Andy Priaulx (UK).

With a time of 3:49.116 set late in Q3, the No. 68 Team USA entry will start sixth as Sebastien Bourdais (FR), qualifier Dirk Müller (GER) and back-to-full-health Joey Hand (US) seek a repeat of their 2016 victory and their paint scheme is back to what the team ran during the win.

“I think we accomplished what we wanted today because we ended up P6,” said Hand. “We thought we would like be in the top-eight because you don’t want to get too deep in the field. This is a tough group of GTE Pro guys and cars. It’s a 24-hour race, but it’s a 24-hour sprint race now. We’d like to move it closer to the front early in the race. It’s so tough to get a clean lap in during the night here. To get one clean lap is so tricky. We did work on set ups to get a good race car today, so we think the pace of the car is there. The key thing for this race is still not to make mistakes. You still have to run a perfect race here to win.”

Starting ninth in class will be the other Team UK entry, the black and white No. 66 shared by Olivier Pla (FR), Stefan Mücke (GER) and Billy Johnson (US) that honors Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon’s 1966 victory.

“I did a qualifying run at the beginning of that last session but had to abort my quick lap when there was a slow zone,” said Mücke, who set the car’s top time of 3:49.511. “We worked on our race set up for the rest of the session before Olivier had another go at the end. Unfortunately, he caught traffic so we are starting somewhere in the middle but we know our pace is better than that. We will now review everything to make sure we maximize our race set up and to be as prepared as we can possibly be for the race.”

One spot lower on the leaderboard in 10th is the No. 69 Team USA GT driven by Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (UK), as well as Scott Dixon (NZ), who qualified the car with a time of 3:49.546.

“It was a little frustrating,” said Briscoe. “I think we had a P3 time going early in the session, but we got caught up in traffic and never could get back to that in the night with the traffic and yellows and such. The car was strong on new tires, so it’s disappointing to be where we are because we had some speed. We need to work on the set-up a little more, but the important thing was the speed was there, and that was promising.”

The No. 69 pays homage to the 1966 second-place finisher of Denny Hulme and Ken Miles, which took part in the iconic 1-2-3 victory photo that helped amplify the tone for Ford’s Le Mans program.

Leading that program today is Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.

“We really worked today on getting the cars to be set up to race well come Saturday,” said Rushbrook, “You always want to qualify well, but it means less in a 24-hour race. Having a car that races well in long stretches is what these races are about. We have decent pace, but the secret to winning Le Mans is having a mistake-free race. We are excited. We will be ready.”

Also competing in Saturday’s race is the solo GTE Am Ford entry, the No. 85 Wynn’s GT of Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga. The trio will start ninth in class.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance


Posted on: September 16th, 2019
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Monterey, CA – September 16, 2019 – At the site of the first Ford GT win in 2016 with Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe; Joey Hand and Dirk Müller won the 2019 IMSA Monterey Sportscar Championship race on Sunday in Monterey, CA. It marked the first win of the season for the No. 66 and the third win for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team this year.
“Congratulations Joey, Dirk, and Chip” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was great to see the No. 66 on top of the podium as the team executed throughout the day. Its special to see the No. 66 return to Victory Lane at the same racetrack the Ford GT captured its first win back in 2016.”
Müller drove a stellar first stint, taking the lead on lap 13 and led 18 laps before turning the car over to Hand for the second stint. Hand battled the No. 4 Corvette and made an incredible move to overtake the No. 4 in the entrance of the famed Corkscrew, to regain the lead and move into P1. The No. 66 took command for the rest of the race, leading the final 31 laps, and building a 20.037 second lead on the field. The FCGR team led a total of 72 laps out of the 114-lap race.
“This one feels pretty good,” Hand said. “I’ve been trying to win at this track for a long, long time, since my first race in 1998. It feels good because it’s my hometown track, but it feels best because of the people I have behind me. Everyone on my team at Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Ford Performance, but also my family and friends who support me all year long.”
“I can’t say enough about the car today and all of the hard work our guys at Ford CGR put into this race after race,” Müller said in post-race interviews. “It really showed today.”
In the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race in Las Vegas, NV – Stewart-Haas Racing qualified 1-2-3-4. Clint Bowyer won his first pole since 2007; lining up beside him on the front row was Daniel Suárez and in the second row were teammates Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola.
Five Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10 of the South Point 400. Harvick P2, Brad Keselowski P3, Ryan Blaney P5, Stage 1 winner – Joey Logano P9, and Ryan Newman P10.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) also completed its regular season in Las Vegas. Pole winner Cole Custer finished P4 followed by Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Chase Briscoe P11, and Team-Penske driver Austin Cindric in P12.
The NXS Playoff is set with all three Ford Mustangs in the lineup. Cole Custer in P2 with Ford teammates Austin Cindric in P4, and Chase Briscoe in P5.
NASCAR will be back on the track this weekend, under the lights Saturday night, at Richmond Raceway.
* Photos courtesy of Ford Performance and NASCAR Media


Posted on: March 18th, 2019
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FONTANA, CA, March 18, 2019 – The California Kid, Cole Custer returned home to win his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series race and his first win at his home track in Fontana, CA. Custer led the last 19 laps of the Performance Alliance Group 300, to edge out the competition, taking the checkered flag and marking the 60th overall win for Stewart-Haas Racing.
“Congratulations Cole, Tony, and Gene,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Cole showed great determination and patience throughout the race and we are proud to be part of SHR’s {Stewart-Haas Racing} milestone 60thwin.”
“This means a ton,” Custer commented in Victory Lane. “To win here, at home in Southern California – I grew up racing in San Bernardino and Irwindale. It means a ton. I am pretty pumped up.”

The No. 00 grabbed the lead from Christopher Bell on Lap 132 of 150 and gradually pulled away to beat Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.927 seconds. Custer led four times for a total of 29 laps out of the 150-lap race.

Ford Performance teammates Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric finished P5 and P6 respectively.

On Sunday, five Fords finished in the top-10 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400. Joey Logano finished P2, Brad Keselowski P3, Kevin Harvick P4, Ryan Blaney P5 and Aric Almirola finished P9.

In Sebring, FL, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing road race teams secured two podium finishes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 12 Hours of Sebring and FIA World Endurance Championship 1000 Miles of Sebring.
The No. 67 Ford GT, driven by Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon, led the majority of the IMSA 12 Hour of Sebring race, on Saturday. After a late race incident, in the last five minutes of the race, dropped the No. 67 out of contention for the win to finish P6.

In turn, the No. 66 Ford GT with drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais, continued pushing, working their way up to a second-place finish.

The FIA WEC No. 67 Ford GT scored a third-place finish in the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday night at the historic track, with drivers Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito.
NASCAR heads to the first short track of the season for the MENCS this weekend in Martinsville, VA. In addition, IMSA will head to Long Beach, CA in April.


*Images courtesy of Ford Performance and NASCAR Media


Posted on: July 2nd, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC – July 2, 2019 – Atlas Copco Compressors, with over 140 years of experience, is a globally recognized leader of clean, dry compressed air, and manufacturer of premium compressed air products. Atlas Copco engineers consistently develop world-class products and services that truly create advantages for their customers and the environment. The Atlas Copco Variable Speed Drive (VSD) system runs our 88,000 sq. ft. facility and 50 pieces of  CNC equipment seamlessly. This system enables us to run our business in the most energy efficient manner while reducing our overall environmental footprint.

“We are proud to have Atlas Copco as our partner,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO, Roush Yates Engines. “Atlas Copco not only provides premium products and services, but is also a leader in innovation. By supplying quality compressed air with the latest technology is a true win-win for Roush Yates Engines.”

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC – October 3, 2019 – Roush Yates Engines announced today a multi-year partnership extension agreement with Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A.

Mitsubishi Materials will continue to be the official CNC tooling supplier of Roush Yates Engines and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions.

Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. has long been an industry leader in the cutting tool industry. They have expanded and opened a brand new 33,000 sq. ft. world-class Machining Technology and Education Center (MTEC) in Mooresville, NC. With this facilities’ increased size and capabilities of training, customer process analysis, tooling evaluation, and complete process improvement analysis, MTEC is able to reach and assist more customers and machinists in the Machining Industry today.
“Mitsubishi Materials and MTEC is critical to the machining of our high-performance engine components as well as our diversity into other industries,” said Todd English, VP Strategic Partnerships and Marketing of Roush Yates Engines. “We have over 50 state-of-the-art CNC machines at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions and we rely on Mitsubishi Materials products and expertise to help us reduce cycle time and tool wear while machining tight tolerances. In addition, their training facility is first class. Our machinists have been able to receive personalized training on new tooling, techniques, and leverage their collective knowledge when working on projects. We look forward to growing our partnership with Mitsubishi Materials and internal growth in order to meet the demands of the marketplace today and as well as innovating for the future.”
Since we have the capabilities to machine a vast variety of materials, from steel and aluminum to titanium and various composite materials, we rely heavily on Mitsubishi Materials’ premier cutting-tools. We leverage a large array of indexable and solid carbide cutting tools including; tuning, milling, drilling, and solid carbide endmills.
“Mike and his team at Mitsubishi Materials play an instrumental role at RYMS (Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions),” commented Mitch Miller, VP Manufacturing of Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “As we expanded into our 88,000 sq. ft. CNC facility, we were able to scale up production and flexibility for new projects being included from the aerospace and defense industries. We rely on Mitsubishi Materials to deliver world-class cutting tools to meet our needs and ensure that we are optimizing our machining processes. This is essential for our growth and sustainability in today’s business, where product, precision, quality, and delivery are critical.”
“To Mike and the entire team at Mitsubishi Materials, thank you for your continued support and shared passion for delivering the best products over the years,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We look forward to the next chapter of our partnership with Mitsubishi Materials and MTEC.”
“To Doug and the entire team at Roush Yates Engines we are grateful for such a great partnership and asset to our company especially since we opened our MTEC facility in Mooresville, NC,” noted Mike Pace, Executive Director – Marketing, Engineering, Business Development – Cutting Tools for Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. “We push each other to be first in class in our respective industry and we look forward to this partnership extension.”

About Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A.:

Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A., based in Mooresville, NC, was founded in 1984 with a charter to provide solutions in manufacturing process technologies to leading manufacturing companies in North America. We are a leader in technology, quality, product offering; having talented employees; and as a partner with leading manufacturers in diverse industries. Our success is embedded with the belief that a commitment to a professional business environment, team effort and talents from diverse cultural background formulate the unique organizational culture the company offers.

We focus on providing solutions in manufacturing process technologies. Our products are application-specific for customers’ processes. In-depth engineering and superior customer satisfaction are components of products we deliver to our customers. Our manufacturing plants are all ISO certified, TPM installed, and 5S implemented world-class operations. Mitsubishi Materials is committed to environmentally sound manufacturing operations. To learn more about Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. or MTEC visit and


Posted on: March 25th, 2019
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MARTINSVILLE, VA, March 25, 2019 – Brad Keselowski won his second race at Martinsville Speedway, leading a race high 446 laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500. The No. 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang powered by the Ford FR9 engine, recorded their 40th MENCS win as Team Penske with Roush Yates Engines since 2013. Ford Performance now has 30 career MENCS wins at the famed “Paperclip”.
“Congratulations Brad, Roger, and Team Penske on their win at Martinsville,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Brad and his team were well prepared, and he showcased his driving talent while leading 446 laps in his Ford Mustang. Ford Performance continues to provide the technology and resources to keep our cars running up front.”
“The car was really good – this Ford Mustang,” said Brad Keselowski from Victory Lane. “You know, Ford worked really hard in the offs-season to build these cars and make them real strong and so far, so good. It’s just a great day for our team, awesome execution on pit road and big credit to Doug Yates and all the engine guys. Those guys work really hard and it’s just one of those days you dream of as a race car driver, where you’ve got a great car.”
After a strong qualifying performance on Saturday, by the Ford Mustangs, No. 22 Joey Logano started from the pole position while No. 10 Aric Almirola from Stewart-Haas Racing P2, No. 2 Keselowski P3, and No. 4 Kevin Harvick from Stewart-Haas Racing in P4.
Joey Logano led the first five laps while Keselowski took the lead and remained out front for the next 319 laps which included 2 stage wins. Keselowski regained the lead on lap 374 and never looked back. Keselowski worked through race traffic throughout the 500-lap event to take the checkered flag .594 seconds in front of Chase Elliott, marking the third consecutive Ford Performance win at Martinsville.
Ford Performance teammates led a race high 451 laps out of the 500-lap race; Brad Keselowski 446 laps and Joey Logano with 5 laps.

It was a great day for Ford Performance racing with six Ford Mustangs finishing in the top-10; Team Penske teammates, Keselowski P1, No. 12 Blaney in P4, Stewart-Haas Racing teammates No. 4 Harvick P6, No. 14 Clint Bowyer in P7, and Aric Almirola in P9, and Daniel Suarez P10.

NASCAR heads to the longhorn state, to the Texas Motor Speedway.