Mooresville, NC (November 22, 2010) Ford Championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway was filled with drama and uncertainty, but Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards made winning look easy by dominating the Ford 400 and earning his second consecutive win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Edwards led 190 of the 267 laps and crossed the finish line a full 1.6 seconds ahead of now 5-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson. With his victory last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, Edwards has now won back to back a total of five times in his career. Edwards and engine builder Roush Yates Engines are especially excited to win at Homestead because it gives them great momentum as they prepare for the 2011 season.
“For our team, to finish like this and be on the upswing that we are, this is as good as it gets,” said Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford Fusion. “We have a new engine that we are working on that just keeps getting better and better.”
Edwards is speaking of Ford’s new FR9 engine, built by Roush Yates Engines, that has been ran by Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports drivers throughout the second half of the 2010 season. Carl’s second win with the FR9, coupled with two wins from Greg Biffle earlier this year, make Ford fans confident and eager to see what 2011 will bring when all Ford drivers will run Roush Yates’ FR9 for the entire season.
“I want to congratulate Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and Matt Kenseth for finishing 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Chase for the Championship this year,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “I also want to commend Richard Petty Motorsports’ drivers A.J. Allmendinger and Aric Almirola for finishing out the season strong with 4th and 5th place runs. I can’t wait to get to Daytona next year with all of our drivers running the FR9.”
Carl Edwards wasn’t the only Roush Yates driver in Victory Lane this weekend. Charles Davis Jr. wrapped up his second consecutive Wingless ASCS Canyon Region Championship on Friday in the #50 Massey Motorsports car; earning Roush Yates Engines their sixth championship win of the season.
To learn more about the FR9 or any of the engines built at Roush Yates Engines, please contact Jeff Clark at 1-877-361-1545 or visit www.roushyatesparts.com. Roush Yates has won 88 races and 6 championships so far in 2010.
About Roush Yates
Roush Yates Engines designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow.
Roush Yates CEO, Doug Yates, leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Dirt and Asphalt Modifieds, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation design, precision engineering, and skilful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.