Archive for the ‘2022 Press Releases’ Category


Posted on: February 21st, 2022
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – February 21, 2022 – Austin Cindric won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at the 64th running of the Daytona 500, finishing 0.036 seconds in front of second place. Cindric is the only rookie to win the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest race. This win comes one year after Ford Performance teammate Michael McDowell took home his first Cup victory at this historic track.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Austin, Jeremy, and everyone at Team Penske for winning the Daytona 500,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “To see the Blue Ovals in victory lane for both duels and then to see Austin win his first Daytona 500 is a testament to all the hard work of our teams. The Ford Performance teams worked well together throughout Daytona, and we are fortunate to partner with Ford to provide the horsepower for these fast Next Gen Ford Mustangs.”

“This has been such a great week with the Duels and the strong Ford Performance and everybody working together to get the two wins Thursday night in the Duels and now to come here for the Daytona 500 and all of our Ford teams and drivers working together. To have so many cars in the top-10 and Austin Cindric with the win it is just fantastic for all of Ford Motor Company,” commented Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Motor Company.

“I’ve got so many people to thank. First and foremost Roger Penske, Happy Birthday. Oh, my gosh. Appreciate Ryan being a great teammate. Obviously, he wants to win this one, but I’m so pumped for Discount Tire, Menards, Ford.” commented Cindric.

After a strong performance in the Duel, Austin Cindric started the race in 4th, beside other Ford Performance teammates. The Blue Ovals were able to maintain track position throughout the race by working together and using the draft to their advantage. A three-car wreck on lap 195 caused the race to go into overtime, requiring one extra lap for Cindric to claim the victory. Cindric was able to hold off a last-minute pass attempt by Ryan Blaney and finish the race with a 0.036 second lead over second place.

7 Fords finished in the top 10. Ford Performance teammates Chase Briscoe with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P3, Ryan Blaney with Team Penske finished in P4, Aric Almirola with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P5, Michael McDowell with Front Row Motorsports finished in P7, David Ragan with Rick Ware Racing finished in P8, and Brad Keselowski with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing finished in P9.

The Xfinity Series also raced at Daytona on Saturday. Ford Performance teammates Riley Herbst with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P4 and Ryan Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished in P8.

On Thursday, Roush Fenway Keselowski drivers Brad Keselowski won the first Daytona Duel while teammate Chris Buescher won the second duel race.

NASCAR returns next weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Ford/Roush Yates Engines Daytona 500 Race Winners (Owner):
2009 – Matt Kenseth (Jack Roush)
2011 – Trevor Bayne (Wood Brothers)
2012 – Matt Kenseth (Jack Roush)
2015 – Joey Logano (Roger Penske)
2017 – Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas)
2021 – Michael McDowell (Front Row Motorsports)
2022 – Austin Cindric (Roger Penske)

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images


Posted on: February 28th, 2022
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FONTANA, CA – February 28, 2022 – Cole Custer in the No. 07 SS Green Light Racing Ford Mustang won Saturday’s Production Alliance 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. This was Cole’s 2nd Xfinity win at Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile oval and 10th of his Xfinity Series career. The race started mid-afternoon but ended under the lights due to twelve cautions and three overtimes as Cole won by .565 seconds over second place.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Bobby Dotter, Cole, Joe, and everyone at SS Green Light Racing for winning Saturday’s Xfinity race,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Cole drove a great race at his home track and executed several late restarts for the win. It’s great to power Bobby’s first win as a team owner.”

“It was just an awesome car. It was a rocket ship all day,” said Custer. ‘I can’t thank Bobby Dotter enough and everybody who was involved on this car.”

Custer led 80 of the 165 laps which was extended 15 laps due to multiple cautions and overtimes. On lap 134, Custer regained the lead and held onto all but one of the last 31 laps to cross the finish line in P1. Ford Performance Teammates Riley Herbst with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P9, Ryan Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished in P10, Joe Graf Jr. with SS Green Light Racing finished in P15, while Kyle Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished P18.

Austin Cindric with Team Penske won the pole for the Wise Power 400 NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday afternoon. Joey Logano with Team Penske led Ford Performance with a P5 finish, Aric Almirola with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P6, and Kevin Harvick with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P7 for Sunday’s race.

NASCAR returns next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images


Posted on: March 14th, 2022
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AVONDALE, AZ – March 14, 2022  – Chase Briscoe won the Ruoff Mortgage 500 race on Sunday, marking his first NASCAR Cup Series win and becoming NASCAR’s 200th different winner in the NASCAR Cup Series. This victory comes after 40 Cup series starts and being named Rookie of the Year in 2021.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Gene, Tony, John, Chase, and everyone at Stewart Haas Racing for the win at Phoenix Raceway,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Chase and John did an excellent job navigating their way to the front of the field and maintaining the lead on those late race restarts.”

“I got to thank everyone that has gotten me to this point. Seven years ago, I was sleeping on couches, ready to give up. They gave me an opportunity and it’s led to this. I am so blessed to be driving at the organization, the team, the car that was my hero growing up. To get this 14 back in Victory Lane, to do it with Mahindra Tractors, their first year in the sport, everybody that’s believed in me. It’s unbelievable” commented Briscoe.

Ryan Blaney started on the pole and led 138 of the first 185 laps while winning stage 2. The second half of the race saw Chase Briscoe in contention while leading a total of 101 laps. Briscoe was able to execute two restarts over the final 20 laps, holding off two other drivers who had never won a NASCAR Cup series race.

Ford Performance teammates led 248 laps out of the 312 lap race with Blaney leading a (race-high 143), Briscoe (101) and Logano (4). Five Ford drivers finished in the top 10 including Ford Performance Teammates Ryan Blaney with Team Penske in P4, Kevin Harvick with Stewart-Haas Racing in P6, Joey Logano with Team Penske in P8, and Chris Buescher with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing in P10.

Kevin Harvick, who has won 9 times at Phoenix, took home his 18th straight top-10 at the track, tying with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most consecutive top-10s at a single track.

Ryan Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished P11 in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series LS Tractor 200 at Phoenix Raceway.

NASCAR returns from the west coast next weekend at the newly reconfigured and repaved Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images



Posted on: May 9th, 2022
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DARLINGTON, SC – May 9th, 2022  – Joey Logano started on the pole and won the Goodyear 400 on Sunday, marking his 28th career NCS win, and first points win of the 2022 season. Logano also claimed his first stage win of the season when he won Stage 1 at lap 90.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Paul, Joey, and everyone at Team Penske for the pole and win at Darlington,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Joey and Paul executed their plan throughout the race and were in great position for the win at the end.”

“To come out of here and get the pole, get a stage win, and then ultimately win the race at the end, I couldn’t be more excited about what we just did. The guys did an amazing job back here. The pit crew was great. The pit stall helped a lot. I tell you, winning at Darlington means so much,” commented Logano.

Joey Logano started on the pole, won the first stage of the race, and raced for the top spot in the second half of the race, leading a race-high 107 laps. A late race restart on lap 262 created an 11-car accident setting the stage for the final restart. With a few laps remaining, Logano passed William Byron for the lead, winning by 0.775 seconds. There was a total of 9 cautions including stage breaks.

Ford Performance teammates Kevin Harvick with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P4, Michael McDowell with Front Row Motorsports finished P7, and Aric Almirola with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P11.

Riley Herbst with Stewart-Haas Racing finished P3 and Ryan Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished P11 in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Mahindra Roxor 200 at Darlington.

NASCAR Cup Series returns to action next weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Kansas.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images



Posted on: May 23rd, 2022
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FORT WORTH, TX – May 23rd, 2022  – Ryan Blaney won big after an overtime restart this weekend at the 38th running of the All-Star Race, netting a $1 million dollar payout. This was Ryan Blaney’s first win of the season after 3 poles and the 4th All-Star race win for Team Penske.

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Jonathan, Ryan, and everyone at Team Penske for the race win and performance at Texas,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Ryan and Jonathan did a great job with strategy and execution throughout the race to secure the win.”

“This Mustang was a rocketship. I am really glad we ended up winning that after that last caution. I am so proud of everybody. Tonight will be fun” commented Blaney.

8 Ford drivers were locked in to the All-Star race and Chris Buescher transferred in to the big race by winning Stage 2 of the All Star Open. Team Penske was represented by Austin Cindric, Joey Logano, and Ryan Blaney while Stewart-Haas Racing had Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Chase Briscoe. Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing co-owner Brad Keselowski was in the field along with teammate Chris Buescher, and Michael McDowell from Front Row Motorsports for the second year in a row.

A total of twenty-four drivers competed for the All-Star win this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, which consisted of three 25-lap stages, followed by a final 50 lap stage. With 8 laps to go in Stage 2, a large accident took out three front runners in the race and Austin Cindric took the lead, going on to win Stage 2. At the end of Stage 2 while under caution, Joey Logano and his team won the pit crew challenge, netting him a no-rush pit stop at the end of Stage 3. Ryan Blaney took the lead and won Stage 3 to give Team Penske a 1, 2, 3 start in the final segment. Blaney quickly pulled away from the field, leading a total of 84 laps of the 140 lap race. As Blaney came to the checkered flag, a final lap caution required an overtime finish. The end of the race came down to a battle between Blaney, Cindric, and Hamlin, but Blaney was able to pull away from the field once again and win the All-Star race.

Ford Performance teammates Austin Cindric and Joey Logano with Team Penske finished in P3 and P4, while Chris Buescher and Brad Keselowski with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing finished in P8 and P9.

Riley Herbst with Stewart-Haas Racing finished P8 in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series SRS Distribution 250 at Texas.

NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series return next weekend to Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday starts the second half of the 26-race regular season before the 10-race playoffs begin.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images



Posted on: June 6th, 2022
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MADISON, IL – June 6, 2022  – Joey Logano won the inaugural running of the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) on Sunday. This was Logano’s second points win of the season, 29th career victory, and 3rd win at first time races (Bristol Dirt, LA Coliseum, WWTR).

“Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Paul, Joey, and everyone at Team Penske for the race win and team performance at Gateway,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “Paul and Joey did a great job, putting them up front at the end and executing the late race restart to bring home another inaugural race win this season at Gateway.”

“Thanks for coming out, guys,” Logano said, acknowledging the sellout crowd. “I hope you enjoyed that race. It doesn’t get much better than that. Racing for the lead like that with Kyle, one of the best. It was a lot of fun. Crossing each other back and forth. I knew it was coming. I did it to him; I knew he was going to do it to me. We crossed back and forth there a couple of times.”

Ford Performance teammates Chase Briscoe with Stewart-Haas Racing and Austin Cindric from Team Penske started on the front row for the Enjoy Illinois 300 while Ryan Blaney started P5, Joey Logano P7, Aric Almirola P8, and Harrison Burton P9, making a total of 6 Ford Performance Mustangs in the top 10. Chase Briscoe went on to lead the first 27 laps before unfortunately blowing a tire. On lap 27, Austin Cindric took the lead and went on to win Stage 1, securing 10 points and one additional playoff point. There were 10 caution periods in the race for a total of 53 laps. The closing laps of the race was a battle between Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and teammate Ryan Blaney. A late race accident sent the race into overtime, and Joey Logano was able to secure the race win with a .665-second lead over second place.

Ford Performance teammates Ryan Blaney with Team Penske finished in P4 while Aric Almirola with Stewart-Haas Racing finished in P5. Zane Smith filling in for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing’s Chris Buescher finished P17 in his first NASCAR Cup Series Race.

Ryan Sieg with Ryan Sieg Racing finished P16 in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series inaugural Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland.

NASCAR Cup returns next week with the Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway while the Xfinity Series returns to action on June 25th at Nashville Superspeedway.

*Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media & Getty Images



Posted on: July 6th, 2022
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MOORESVILLE, NC – July 6, 2022 – Roush Yates Engines and WTO announce a technical partnership to expedite machining of engine components to support internal design, development, and build of NASCAR and Road Racing engines.

WTO, a German-based company, designs and manufactures technological top-quality precision toolholders and tooling systems for turning centers, Multi-axis mill turns, and Swiss type lathes. In addition, WTO’s CoolSpeed ultra-high speed spindles can run up to 80,000rpm and are designed to optimize high speed machining. WTO USA out of Charlotte, North Carolina has been providing professional after sales service and qualitative superior products for Roush Yates Engines (RYE) and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS) to increase productivity and tool life.

“WTO is a technology-driven organization and their employees continue to provide invaluable solutions to our team,” said Todd English, VP Strategic Partnerships & Marketing at Roush Yates Engines. “As a global market leader, WTO develops state of the art technology to maximize productivity for manufacturing facilities across the globe. It is critical that we align our organization with world class companies to support our internal engine component machining as well as machining for other forms of motorsports, aerospace, defense, space, and medical markets at RYMS, where failure is not an option.”
WTO’s new generation of Smart Driven Toolholders with intelligent online process monitoring for high process reliability will allow RYE and RYMS to monitor online critical data:

  • All monitoring data (speed, temperature, vibrations, run time) will be transferred live during operation
  • Permanent monitoring of production parameters
  • Display of the operating time and remaining time until the service interval
  • Clear status presentation of all assigned driven tool holders
  • Condition monitoring of the assigned machines
CoolSpeed® mini is a new, high-speed, turbine-driven spindle. You can efficiently turn any machine into an ultra-high-speed machining center. WTO’s CoolSpeed® Ultra High-Speed Spindles for micro machining applications provides:

  • Up to 80,000 RPM
  • Driven by coolant, cutting oil, or air mist
  • Bearings are easily replaced with each cutting tool change
  • Dynamic run-out of 4 microns or better
“We have used WTO’s innovative products for many years and look forward to leveraging the new Smart Driven Tool Holders” Dan Keenan, VP of Engineering and Quality at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “This new smart technology will provide significant data to optimize the life of the tool holder and minimize machine downtime.”
“WTO is proud to partner with Roush Yates, a world-class race engine company competing at the highest levels of the Motorsports Industry,” said Vice President, Patrick Diener. “We are committed to providing our latest manufacturing solutions to Roush Yates to supporting them in their continuous improvement process.”
About WTO:

WTO is specialized in the design and manufacture of high precision static and driven tool holders for Turning Centers and Swiss type lathes. As recognized pioneer and leader in its industry, WTO has always set the benchmarks of driven tool technology with its inventions and new developments.WTO products are known for achieving higher productivity and longer tool life. Their tool holders are used worldwide in the metal cutting industry where high precision parts are required to be manufactured with efficiency.

WTO is a family-owned enterprise with its headquarters in Ohlsbach, Germany and subsidiaries in North America & Asia. The US Sales & Service Center located in Charlotte, NC provides the highest level of customer service and support for the North American market. Their in-house service center provides both preventative maintenance and complete rebuilds to exacting factory standards.

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About Roush Yates Engines:

Roush Yates Engines is a leading-edge engine development company based in Mooresville, NC consisting of two state-of-the-art facilities – Roush Yates Engines and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. The company’s core business includes designing, building, and testing purpose-built race engines.Roush Yates Engines (RYE) in partnership with Ford Performance is the exclusive engine builder of the NASCAR FR9 Ford V8 engine and Ford Mustang 5.2L V8 engine, used in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series.

Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions is an AS9100 Rev D/ ISO 13485 high precision machining division of RYE. Our expertise is in the CNC machining of complex geometry parts for critical applications that require robust process control and post machine surface treatments. We provide an array of automated CNC manufacturing on 5 and 4 axis mills. In addition, we offer Multi-axis mill turns, turning, Swiss Turn, and waterjet machining. We also offer post machine surfacing, secondary treatment processes, and sub-assembly services in-house and through a network of validated and approved process suppliers. We produce machined components for the motorsports, aerospace, defense, space, and medical markets.

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