As the Challenger round prepares to end this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Ford Racing is releasing the second of a three-part video series highlighting key components of this year’s Chase to the Championship entitled, “Building Speed.”
After focusing on the value of quick pit stops with Roush Fenway Racing, this installment looks at the quality process employed by the Roush Yates Engine facility when it comes to building a Ford Racing FR9 engine from start to finish. Ford Racing spent an entire day at the operation’s Mooresville, NC, headquarters to capture some of the intricate details that go into creating the FR9 engine.
“NASCAR racing is one of the most competitive automotive racing series in the world. Our contribution is making sure we produce reliable and strong engines,” said Roush Yates CEO Doug Yates. “Ultimately, it comes down to the processes and the dedication of the staff we having working together at Roush Yates. We have 200 devoted employees that design, develop, manufacture the components, and provide final assembly of our engines.”
Since the formation of Roush Yates Engines in 2004, the company has won 88 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Ford, including 12 this season. Five Ford drivers have qualified for this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the Team Penske duo of Brad Keselowski (Chicagoland) and Joey Logano (Loudon) have already advanced to the Contender Round by virtue of their respective wins in the first two playoff events of the season.
“This year’s championship format is obviously unique. It’s a different playoff schedule than it has been in the past, so we’re going to work extremely hard,” said Yates. “Hopefully the result of our attention to detail and focus will be a NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship for Ford Racing.”
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