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ROUSH LOOKS FORWARD TO NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Posted on: February 1st, 2019
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CONCORD, NC –  Feb 1, 2019 – This evening, Jack Roush will officially be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

And it’s something the Roush Fenway Racing team owner just can’t quite believe is happening.

“There’s only 45 people in the Hall of Fame,” said Roush. “So with the class that’s coming in, that will make 50 of us. To be one of the first 50 inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is really a great honor.”

Roush has been fielding NASCAR entries for the past 31 years, and during that time his teams have amassed a NASCAR record 325 victories, while covering over 1.78 million miles in NASCAR action and bringing home eight championships. Roush’s lifetime of achievement will be rewarded this evening, when he will be inducted into the 2019 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

With over eight championships in NASCAR’s top three divisions, 325 wins, 1,456 top-five’s, 2,579 top-10 finishes and 230 pole awards, it’s easy to see how Roush guaranteed his seat in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“When I thought about the success of all the drivers and all of the people that have worked on the cars, I’m just proud to be running with them and share with them the excitement here,” Roush said.

In 1988 Roush ventured into the unknown territory of NASCAR racing, starting a single car team out of Liberty, N.C. His No. 6 Ford Thunderbird lasted only 19 laps in its Daytona 500 debut that year. Thirty years later, Roush stands amongst the greatest in the sport’s celebrated history. Roush has fielded over 5,908 entries in NASCAR competition, while leading over 67,421 laps.

Known as a leader in the garage for finding and developing talent, Roush has seen 19 different drivers win in NASCAR competition in his race cars – including nine in the Cup Series and six different drivers bring home NASCAR season championships. In addition, six different drivers have won 14 or more races in Roush’s Fords at the Cup level, with three of those drivers posting over 20 victories at NASCAR’s highest level. In total, 52 different drivers have piloted Roush’s Fords across NASCAR’s three major series.

Roush’s multi-car efficiency of scale model became one of the most successful in NASCAR history, with his organization placing an unprecedented five teams in the 2005 10-team ‘Chase’, after coming off back-to-back Cup Championships in 2003 and 2004. Roush has also been recognized as one of the premier leaders in the garage in driver development, with Roush Fenway having led drivers to 13 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Awards.

An engineer at heart, Roush has always employed a solutions-based approach, be it in competition, business or safety initiatives. He has been involved in numerous safety innovations, including the roof flaps designed to disrupt airflow and prevent cars from going airborne that now are standard equipment for all NASCAR racers.

Roush becomes the second person with Roush Fenway Racing ties to be inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame. Mark Martin – the first driver to drive for Roush in NASCAR – was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.  Martin piloted Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford from 1988 until 2006. During that time, he and Roush earned 35 Cup victories. At the end of his tenure at Roush Fenway, Martin held a record five prestigious IROC (International Race of Champions) Championships and a then-record 47 NASCAR XFINITY Series wins. For his career, Martin posted 96 career NASCAR victories, with the majority coming in Roush-owned equipment.

Roush will be inducted along with Roger Penske, Alan Kulwicki, Jeff Gordon and David Allison. Tune in to tonight’s Hall of Fame ceremony at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. Moving into its 31st season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning Social Media, digital content and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram, and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.

 

*Courtesy of Roush Fenway

Video|STARRETT WHEN THERE’S NO ROOM FOR ERROR

Posted on: May 19th, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, May 20, 2019 – Starrett, an industry leader in metrology tools and equipment for over 135 years, has been an official partner of Roush Yates Engines since 2016. Starrett’s premier measuring and inspection tools have been a key component in delivering championship winning engines and world-class products around the world.

“We utilize the Starrett inspection equipment for accuracy, reliability, and repeatability,” said Jennifer LaFever, NASCAR QA Manager, Roush Yates Engines. “We must have 100% confidence that our parts are accurate and correct every single time. Starrett tools provide us that confidence, when there is no room for error.”

Starrett’s standard of quality and workmanship is the best in the industry as their accuracy and product performance exceed national and international standards. This is critical when developing and machining world-class products for the automotive, aerospace, defense, and high-tech industries.

KEVIN HARVICK & AUSTIN CINDRIC SWEEP NASCAR WEEKEND AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY & MID-OHIO

Posted on: August 12th, 2019
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BROOKLYN, MI – August 12th, 2019 – Kevin Harvick won his second NASCAR MENCS race this season, winning the Consumer Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang. Since June of 2018, the Michigan Heritage Trophy has been at Ford Motor Company and with this win it will stay at Ford for the next 10 months.
“It was an incredible weekend for Ford Motor Company and Ford Performance NASCAR teams,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It was special to be able to congratulate Edsel Ford and Kevin Harvick in Victory Lane. Competition in the MENCS and Xfinity series is extremely tough and to be able to win both poles and races this weekend is a testament to our partnership with Ford and our race teams.”
During MENCS qualifying, on Friday, Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang claimed the pole with the fastest lap time of 37.801. Harvick claimed the inside pole position while Ford Mustangs led the qualifying session with 8 out of the top 12 fastest times.
Harvick overcame a punctured right front tire early in the race but lined up seventh during the final restart on lap 153. During this final green flag run, Harvick passed Logano on lap 183 and took the checkered flag 1.595 seconds in front of second place. Ford Performance teammates led a total of 143 laps out of the 200-lap race.
“Doug and everybody at Roush Yates Engines does a great job and obviously Ford puts a big circle around these two Michigan races to come up here and be the top manufacturer, and when you look at our engine program, I think that these particular racetracks really fit the style of our torque curves and the things that we do, and it was right in our wheelhouse,” said Harvick.
“Of all the active tracks on the circuit, we have 38 or 39 wins at Michigan. I think it is a combination of the power and fuel economy which is a testament to Doug Yates, Roush Yates and the engine team, and use of our analytical tools to optimize the power and fuel economy which we saw today with what Kevin and the Stewart-Haas team was able to do,” commented Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance.
Only three races remain before the 2019 MENCS Playoffs. Ford Performance currently has seven drivers in the top-16 regular season standings; Joey Logano P2, Kevin Harvick P3, Brad Keselowski P6, Ryan Blaney P9, Aric Almirola P11, Ryan Newman P15, and Clint Bowyer P16.
In addition, Austin Cindric won his second NASCAR Xfinity Series race this season, winning the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang. Cindric, started from the pole position with a lap time of 84.231 seconds and a speed of 95.506 mph.
After starting from the pole position, Cindric was able to lead the first 18 laps before pitting for four fresh tires and fuel. He was able to regain the lead on lap 44 before his final pit stop and lined up seventh for the restart on lap 60. Within two laps, Cindric was back in the lead and crossed the finish line 3.78 seconds ahead of second place. In total, Cindric led 46 of the 75-lap race at the 2.258, 13-turn Mid-Ohio course.
“I think this gives our team a lot of confidence. When we come to racetracks like this, we have a lot of assurance in our racecars and our speed. I am just over the moon to get my first win here at Mid-Ohio and my second win within a week of each other – it’s just incredible,” said Cindric.
All three Ford Performance drivers finished in the top-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Austin Cindric in P1 while Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Chase Briscoe finished P7 and Cole Custer in P8.

Both the NASCAR MENCS and Xfinity Series return to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend!

23 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 371 WINS – 346 POLES!
* Photos courtesy of NASCAR Media

STARRETT AND ROUSH YATES ENGINES RENEW PARTNERSHIP

Posted on: February 11th, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, February 11, 2019 – Roush Yates Engines announced today that it has reached a multi-year partnership extension agreement with L.S. Starrett Co.

Starrett, an industry leader in metrology tools and equipment for over 135 years, located in Athol, Massachusetts, has been an official partner of Roush Yates Engines since 2016. Starrett’s premier measuring and inspection tools have been a key component in delivering championship winning engines and world-class products around the world.

“Starrett’s brand is iconic and known world-wide, while their support to our racing programs has provided competitive advantages to win races,” said Todd English, VP Business Development, Roush Yates Engines. “We rely on their employee’s workmanship in their manufacturing facilities in Athol and across the globe. We look forward to expanding our valued partnership and leveraging Starrett’s force and vision measurement systems.”
Starrett’s standard of quality and workmanship is the best in the industry, as their accuracy and product performance exceed national and international standards. These attributes are critical when developing and machining world-class products for the automotive, military, aerospace and industrial industries.

With more than 5,000 products; including spring and force testing, measurement equipment, precision hand tools, state-of-the-art vision and optical systems, Starrett has the right tools to meet our needs.

“We utilize Starrett’s inspection equipment for accuracy, reliability, and repeatability,” said Jennifer Lafever, NASCAR QA Manager, Roush Yates Engines. “We must have 100% confidence that our parts are accurate and correct every single time. Starrett tools provide us that confidence, when there is no room for error.”

“Starrett is glad to work with a high demanding customer such as Roush Yates Engines, as they use precision with everything they do,” said Emerson Leme, Head of Starrett Metrology Division. “Starrett has been a long-standing premier supplier to Roush Yates Engines for many years and extending this partnership is a win for all of us.”

With a shared commitment of excellence and objective to deliver the best products to our customers, partnering with Starrett ensures that continued level of expertise.

About L.S. Starrett Co. (NYSE: SCX):  
The L.S. Starrett Co. was founded in 1880, in Athol, Massachusetts. Starrett, a leader who has set the standard for fine precision tools in the industry for over 130 years, has rightfully earned the title, “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”.

Manufacturing more than 5,000 variations of precision tools, gages, measuring instruments and saw blades for industrial, professional and consumer markets worldwide. Starrett operates sixteen manufacturing locations worldwide with six in the United States.
For more information about L.S. Starrett visit http://www.starrett.com.

Partnership Extension | Cometic Gasket and Roush Yates Engines

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, May 23, 2019 – Roush Yates Engines announced today it has reached a five-year partnership extension with long-time partner Cometic Gasket, Inc.

Family owned and operated for 30 years, Cometic Gasket has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. In a state-of-the-art 70,000 sq. ft. R&D and manufacturing facility in Concord, Ohio, Cometic meets customer’s needs by using premium materials for tailor-made solutions while delivering superior customer service.

“It’s no secret to compete at the highest level of motorsports you need the best team and reliable products, and that’s exactly what Cometic Gasket delivers to Roush Yates Engines,” said Todd English, VP Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Roush Yates Engines. “In the highly competitive sport of racing, where failure is not an option and your product is tested on any given weekend, we rely on valued partners to deliver world-class quality products. Cometic has been a valued partner from day one as they collaborated with our engineering team on product design and material selections, bringing together the collective expertise and experience of both companies, making it a true win-win partnership.”
Cometic Gasket is the exclusive engine gasket of the Ford FR9 EFI Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Ford FR9 Carb NASCAR Xfinity Series engines that power cars at 73 events during the 2019 NASCAR season. We trust and rely on Cometic to keep our engines sealed!
“When we needed to design and develop a new head gasket system for the RY45 engine, Cometic really delivered. They sent people down to evaluate the surface areas of the block, cylinder head, and deck areas,” commented Dan Keenan, Design and Analysis Manager, Roush Yates Engines. “In a very short time period, they brought back the perfect solution. They continue to deliver today.”
They are part of our winning formula, making sure we have premium gaskets in our engines, like in the first race-winning NASCAR Ford FR9 engine, in 2010 with Roush Fenway Racing and Greg Biffle at Pocono. Roush Yates Engines has built over 7,500 engines sealed with Cometic’s gaskets and won over 180 races together since 2010.
The partnership with Cometic Gasket is like that perfect fitting gasket. Both companies are family based and strive on hard work and determination of the entire team. With a deep passion and understanding of the motorsports industry we collectively work together to improve performance.

“Bob, Bindy, Jeff, and Kristen, thank you for your continued support of our racing programs at Roush Yates Engines,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines.

“Cometic’s partnership with Roush Yates Engines benefits our customers in every segment,” explained Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket. “The stakes are always very high in the performance business so to have a cooperative partnership with Doug Yates and his team elevates Cometic’s capabilities which, in turn, contributes to producing better gaskets and sealing solutions across our entire product line. We’re a family-owned company and have been since Day 1. That’s an essential reason we have a great working relationship with Roush Yates. There’s an important mutual respect built with family values. We’ve established a lasting partnership and are proud to extend our program well into the next decade.”

About Cometic
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the automotive performance, powersports, original equipment and remanufactured engine industries. Cometic is a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in both the automotive performance and the powersports industries while expanding to service the domestic automotive, sport compact, V-twin, marine, diesel, agricultural, industrial and stationary power markets.

Cometic Gasket offers over 95,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. Cometic is dedicated to customer satisfaction and provides quality products, delivered on time at a competitive price, designed for each customer’s specific application.

FORD MUSTANG GT4 WINS IN VIRGINIA

Posted on: August 26th, 2019
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ALTON, VA – September 26, 2019 – Nate Stacy and Kyle Marcelli, co-drivers of the No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 won on Saturday, at Virginia International Raceway in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, GS class. This marked KohR Motorsports first win of the 2019 season.

“Congratulations to KohR Motorsports, Nate, and Kyle,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The team worked hard all day and to see them on the podium with their first win at VIR is pretty special.”

In lingering wet weather conditions, the two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series race came down to a one-lap shoot out, after a caution came out in the last ten minutes of the race. The field went green with just enough time to complete a one lap sprint around the 3.27-mile circuit. During the restart there was contact between the leader No. 69 McLaren and a hard charging No. 7 Porsche, pushing the No. 69 off track. This put the Ford Mustang in second position.

While the No. 7 Porsche went on to cross the finish line first, a post-race penalty was assessed for the incident, and the win was ultimately awarded to the No. 60 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 of Marcelli and Stacy.

“I was a bit surprised to see it go green, to be honest with you,” said Marcelli. “I knew it was going to be high risk. You’re either going to come out a big winner or a big loser, so I was kind of in survival mode. I just wanted to bring it home and get a respectful result.”

“It was a crazy end of the race, but it couldn’t have gone any better, it was super awesome. Thanks to everyone at KohR and Ford Performance, it was great racing,” commented Stacy in Victory Lane.

In addition, the Ford GTs competed in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teammates, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe finished P5 while Joey Hand and Dirk Müller finished P6.
IMSA will head to the West Coast in September to Monterey, California, home of the IMSA Monterey Grand Prix.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series was in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang driver Austin Cindric was on a mission after pitting for tires during a late race caution. Cindric drove his No. 22 Mustang from twentieth all the way up to finish P2. Ford teammates Chase Briscoe finished P7 and Cole Custer P10.

NASCAR will be going old school this weekend at Darlington Raceway during the annual Labor Day Throwback weekend.

23 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 372 WINS – 347 POLES!
* Photos courtesy of Ford Performance and NASCAR Media

FORD GOES FOR THIRD CLASH WIN IN A ROW

Posted on: February 6th, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, February 6, 2019 – Ford going for third straight Daytona Clash win. Ford has won The Clash at Daytona nine times by seven different drivers, including the last two by Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.  The best stretch for Ford in the event undoubtedly came during a three-year winning streak in which Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin and Dale Jarrett all reached victory lane from 1998-2000.  Jarrett owns three of Ford’s eight victories (1996, 2000, 2004) in the event and on two of those occasions (1996 and 2000) he went on to win the Daytona 500.  As noted above, Bill Elliott was Ford’s first winner in the event while Geoffrey Bodine was next in 1992.

 

FORD PERFORMANCE NASCAR: THE CLASH AT DAYTONA

The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season gets started this weekend with The Clash at Daytona on Sunday afternoon.  This non-points event features pole-winners from the 2018 season, along with former Clash winners, former Daytona 500 race and pole-winners who competed full-time last year, and playoff qualifiers from a season ago.  This event has been run in one form or another since 1979.

 

WHO’S IN?

There are 20 drivers entered in Sunday afternoon’s Clash and nine of those will be driving the new Ford Mustang for the first time in competition.  Four Ford organizations will be represented, including all of the drivers that make up Team Penske and Stewart-Haas Racing.  Defending series champion Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Blaney (Team Penske) will join Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Daniel Suarez (SHR) in the field.  Rounding out the Ford contingent is Ryan Newman, who will be making his return to Ford and debut with Roush Fenway Racing, and Paul Menard, who won the pole for Wood Brothers Racing last year at Chicagoland Speedway.

 

KESELOWSKI LOOKING TO DEFEND

In a foreshadowing of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski took Ford to Victory Lane in the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.  Keselowski led a Ford sweep of the top four finishing positions as he took the lead on lap 39 of the 75-lap feature and never looked back, holding off Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney, respectively.  It marked the second straight Clash win for Ford and served as a springboard that saw the Blue Oval lead the series with 19 points wins and capture the drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships.

 

LOGANO BREAKS CLASH DROUGHT

Joey Logano snapped a 13-year Ford winless drought when he won The Clash in 2017, making him the manufacturer’s first victor since Dale Jarrett in 2004.  Logano found himself in the right place at the right time, taking the lead after Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski made contact on the final lap.  Keselowski had a run and was trying to pass Hamlin, whose attempt at blocking came too late and resulted in both cars colliding.  That enabled Logano to get through and win the Clash for the first time in his career.  Four Ford drivers finished in the top six spots as Danica Patrick was fourth, Kevin Harvick fifth and Keselowski sixth.

 

FORD’S CLASH AT DAYTONA WINNERS

1987 – Bill Elliott

1992 – Geoffrey Bodine

1996 – Dale Jarrett

1998 – Rusty Wallace

1999 – Mark Martin

2000 – Dale Jarrett

2004 – Dale Jarrett

2017 – Joey Logano

2018 – Brad Keselowski

 

*Courtesy of Ford Performance

Ford Pays Homage to Le Mans with Celebration Liveries

Posted on: May 29th, 2019
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Ford Pays Homage to Le Mans with Celebration Liveries

  • Special series of liveries celebrates Ford’s success at Le Mans, past and present
  • Celebration liveries mark Ford’s “Au Revoir” (“until we meet again”) to its factory Le Mans programme
  • Customer team, Keating Motorsports follows same livery design for #85 Ford GT

LE MANS, France, May 28, 2019– Ford has revealed a special series of “Celebration Liveries” for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs ahead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. Each of the four factory Ford GTs will bear a livery that celebrates the success of the manufacturer at Le Mans, both in the present day and during the 1960s.


The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours is the final Le Mans for the current factory Ford GT programme, marking the close of another great chapter at Le Mans for the factory Fords.

“In 2016, Ford returned to Le Mans to mark the 50th anniversary of our incredible 1966 win and we celebrated in the best way possible by winning the race,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “To stand on that podium on behalf of the employees was a proud moment for me and I look forward returning to Le Mans this year to support the team as we approach our final race in this chapter.”

When the four factory Ford GTs arrive at the famous La Sarthe Circuit at Le Mans later today, they will be seen for the very first time in the new liveries, each of which has a special meaning.  They will also be joined by a fifth Ford GT, racing in the GTE Am class with Keating Motorsports.

The #66 Ford GT raced by Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA) and Billy Johnson (USA) has a black livery that echoes that of the Ford GT40 of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon that won Le Mans in 1966.

The Ford GT40 that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt drove to victory at Le Mans in 1967 is remembered in the new livery of the #67 Ford GT raced by Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB) and Jonathan Bomarito (USA).

 The #68 Ford GT is Ford’s most recent Le Mans winner, taking the chequered flag first in the 2016 race.  Dirk Müller (GER), Joey Hand (USA) and Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) will race in the same colours as when it won Le Mans in 2016.

The #69 Ford GT of Scott Dixon (NZ), Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (GB) takes its design cues from the Ford GT40 that came second in Ford’s glorious 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1966.
 The #85 Ford GT will be raced in the GTE Am class by customer team, Keating Motorsports. The team is using the same livery design as the four factory Fords but using the striking colours of its title sponsor, Wynn’s. The driver line-up for the #85 Ford GT is Ben Keating (US), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NETH) and Felipe Fraga (BRA).
“The Ford GT was created to take Ford back to the world of GT endurance racing,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “This factory Ford GT programme has been a great success for our brand and we have enjoyed the many challenges that have come our way during this four-year programme.  Le Mans is not quite the end of the factory programme as we still have many more IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races to go in 2019.”

The Ford GTs will be on track in their new celebration liveries this Sunday (June 2) for the Official Le Mans Test. Fans will be able to follow the 24-hour race on June 15-16 from inside the cockpit of the factory Ford GTs as Ford’s popular Le Mans Livestream will return for its fourth consecutive year.

*Courtesy of Ford Performance

ROUSH YATES MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS MOVES TO PAPERLESS CNC MACHINING FACILITY with PROSHOP

Posted on: August 29th, 2019
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MOORESVILLE, NC, August 29, 2019 – Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions announced today a new multi-year partnership with ProShop USA Inc.

Established in Bellingham, WA, ProShop’s manufacturing enterprise software is a comprehensive paperless shop management system, engineered to benefit growing manufacturing companies. It’s a system built by a manufacturer for manufacturers, especially with AS9100 certified companies in mind.

“With ProShop we have complete visibility of our products and operations from estimating to shipping, real time inspection reporting to reduce scrap and rework, and intuitive inventory control, so we spend more time cutting chips and less time waiting for tools,” said Malcolm Pruitt, Manufacturing Planner, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “ProShop provides the reliability that today’s industry demands.”

“As we expanded into an 88,000 sq. ft. world-class facility with 50 CNC machines, it was important that we did things thoughtfully and with clear intention,” commented Mitch Miller, VP of Manufacturing, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions. “We knew we needed a tool that could flex and scale as we grew and would be user friendly for our 50 plus employees to use throughout the plant. As we reviewed products and results, it was clear the best choice for our CNC manufacturing facility was ProShop.”

ProShop is playing a vital role at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS). RYMS is utilizing ProShop’s vast experience and module-built Digital Manufacturing Eco System to help expand and connect our growing facility. The turn-key software brings the tools of ERP, MES, and QMS together to make one complete robust package.

The ability to go paperless and have everything related to a specific work-order at your fingertips is priceless to RYMS’s growing facility. As an ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified facility the ProShop system allows us to have everything in one location, regarding a particular work-order from pricing, quoting, list of tool operations and tooling to inventory, inspection data, shipping documentation, and accounts payable reports. This is vital for our growth and sustainability in today’s business landscape.
“What ProShop brings to the table is a proven competitive advantage in CNC manufacturing today,” said Todd English, VP Business Development, Roush Yates Engines. “We look forward to growing our partnership with ProShop and leveraging their expertise to help us exceed our overall business goals.”
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Roush Yates,” commented Paul Van Metre, Founder of ProShop. “It was auto racing that got our team involved with the manufacturing industry more than 20 years ago, so to have an amazing and high-profile organization like Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS) chose ProShop is rewarding and humbling at the same time. We know that the lessons we learned about how to run a world-class paperless manufacturing operation and features we built into ProShop to achieve those goals will help RYMS take their world class facility to an even higher level. Their commitment to quality, exceptional customer service, their AS9100 requirements, and the high pressure and demanding nature of their business makes them a superb customer for ProShop’s integrated ERP, QMS and MES functionality.”

With a shared commitment of excellence and innovation to make our products the best while making scheduling and pricing transparent, ProShop and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions look forward to a long partnership together.

About ProShop: 

ProShop is the industry’s only ERP system specifically dedicated to and built in a CNC machine shop. We are fanatical about managing every detail of your machine shop in a paperless and web-based environment, including the ERP functions necessary to run your office, the QMS functions to manage your ISO or AS9100 system, and the MES functions to ensure your shop floor is running at peak efficiency. From managing visual work instructions, drawing revisions, job-routings, cutting tools, FAI and In-process inspection, NCR generation, calibration, machine utilization, job-costing, and much more, it’s all in ProShop and completely interconnected to every corner of your business. Leading shops know that going paperless and digital is the future for all machine shops. We’ve helped more shops go completely paperless than any other provider on the market. We live it and breathe every day, and it’s our passion to help you improve your business.

To learn more about ProShop go to proshoperp.com.

KESELOWSKI WINS WITH THE NEW FORD MUSTANG IN ATLANTA

Posted on: February 25th, 2019
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HAMPTON, GA, February 25, 2019 – Brad Keselowski, Team Penske’s all-time winningest driver in the No. 2, recorded the first race win in the new Ford Mustang. Ford Performance recorded their third consecutive win at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 and 678th all-time win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) competition.

“Congratulations to Ford, Brad and Roger {Penske},” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “This was a big day for Roush Yates Engines with the new T550 engine package, on a mile and a half track for the first time this year, with the new iconic Ford Mustang body. To finish in victory lane is a testament to all the hard work by the entire Ford organization. We are proud to be part of this historic moment and partner with Ford Performance to deliver the first MENCS win with the new Ford Mustang.”

“Good enough to get the job done,” commented Keselowski in a victory lane interview after being asked about how he was feeling. “I think first off, I’ve got to give a lot of credit to my wife who’s standing in the back. I couldn’t be here today without them. So, thank you. And Doug Yates, we ran over a piece of debris with, I don’t know, probably 50 laps to go and overheated really bad, and I thought there was no way this engine would make it to the end, but Doug Yates and his team, they do a great job. I’m pretty sure it’s all used up, Doug, but it’s in Victory Lane, right?”
Keselowski, driving the new T550 engine package for the first time in the 2019 season, worked race traffic all day. The No. 2, methodically worked his way up to the front, taking the lead from Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano on lap 293, and led the last 33 laps of the race. The Keselowski managed to hold off a hard charging Martin Truex Jr. for the last three laps, taking the checkered flag .134 seconds ahead of the No. 19.
“This is a great day for Ford and it’s a testament to what can be achieved when everybody works together toward one common goal,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “So many people were involved in the design and development of Mustang – from team engineers to design center staff at Ford to our internal team at Ford Performance – we all worked together on this project over the last 18 months and to see it end with a victory in just the car’s second race is beyond satisfying.”

After sweeping qualifying with pole winner Aric Almirola, Rick Stenhouse Jr. and Clint Bowyer, the Ford Mustangs went onto lead a combined manufacturers’ race high of 178 laps out of the 325-lap race.

Joining winner Keselowski in the top-10 was Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick in P4, Clint Bowyer P5, Almirola P8, and Daniel Suárez rounding out the top-10.
Cole Custer with Stewart-Haas Racing started on the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday afternoon and finished P2. In addition, Austin Cindric with Team Penske finished P10, and Chase Briscoe also from Stewart-Haas Racing finished P15.
Ford Performance teams will ride this momentum out west to Las Vegas this weekend.

23 CHAMPIONSHIPS – 355 WINS – 322 POLES!
*Photography courtesy of NASCAR Media