Stenhouse Jr. Wins Back to Back Nationwide Championships

[media-credit name=”Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images” align=”alignright” width=”207″][/media-credit]Mooresville, NC (November 19, 2012) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. captured his second championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL.

Stenhouse entered the race 20 points ahead of Elliott Sadler and finished sixth to bring Ford Racing and Roush Fenway Racing their fourth overall Nationwide Championship.

“It’s really cool to be up here and drive these racecars for Jack Roush, Ford, Roush Yates, and everyone who puts their heart and soul into this. Roush Yates Engines were just incredible tonight. It was a great two years, and we’ve had a lot of fun. We look forward to our opportunity next year.”


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The second consecutive championship served as a final bow for Stenhouse and his Nationwide crew. Stenhouse, who is headed to the Roush Fenway No. 17 Ford in the Sprint Cup series next year, finished the season with an impressive six overall wins with his Roush Yates powered FR9 engine.

Jason Johnson brought Roush Yates another championship this weekend in the Lucas Oil ASCS series. Johnson went to Victory Lane on night two of the 45th annual FVP Western World Championships in Peoria, AZ to grab his 14th win of the season with his Roush Yates powered Sprint 360 engine. Johnson took time to give special thanks to his team partner Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Jeremy Payne swept the USMTS Winter Nationals in Baytown, TX winning Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night, becoming the first driver in 14 years to win all three races. Payne drove his Roush Yates powered Chevy USMTS engine to his sixth win of the season and the eleventh of his USMTS career.

Roush Yates has won 146 races in 2012 and 11 championships. To learn more about Roush Yates engines and performance products, please call 1-877-798-RYPP or visit www.roushyates.com.

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About Roush Yates

Roush Yates, of Mooresville, N.C., 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. In 2009 Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.

As 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 over 1,000 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, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation, design, precision engineering, and skillful 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.

In June 2011, Roush Yates’ Performance Products division expanded to a new 50,000 sq. ft. retail center in Mooresville to better serve the entire performance industry with mass-produced new parts, customized new parts, and used parts; racer consumables as well as chassis dynamometer testing services.

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