Stenhouse Jr. Wins Back to Back Nationwide Championships


Stenhouse Jr. Wins Back to Back Nationwide Championships

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Monday, 19 November 2012 16:25
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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."


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


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