22 Facts About Roush Racing


One of NASCAR's largest racing teams in the 2000s and early 2010s, Roush formerly ran teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series, Trans-Am Series and IMSA Camel GT.

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Team was originally Roush Racing and was renamed Roush Fenway Racing in 2007 when John W Henry and the Fenway Sports Group became co-owners and RFK Racing in 2022 when Brad Keselowski became a co-owner.

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Since its inception, Roush has competed exclusively in Ford brand automobiles.

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Roush Racing was founded by Jack Roush, former employee of the Ford Motor Company and founder of Roush Performance Engineering.

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Early Roush drivers included Tommy Kendall, Scott Pruett and Willy T Ribbs.

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Since the 2004 season, engines for the cars have been provided by Roush-Yates Engines, a partnership between Roush Fenway Racing and now-closed rival Yates Racing, with Doug Yates as a head engine builder.

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Roush Racing set a NASCAR record by putting all five of its race teams in the Chase for the Nextel Cup in 2005.

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From 1995 until 2009 Roush Racing fielded teams in the NASCAR Truck Series, fielding trucks for drivers such as Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ricky Craven, David Ragan, Mark Martin, Travis Kvapil, and various others.

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Roush Racing's trucks won fifty races and the 2000 series championship.

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Roush Racing finished 31st after losing an engine during the event.

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Roush Racing crashed out of his only start at Phoenix, finishing 30th.

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Travis Kvapil returned to Roush Racing and shared this ride with Bobby East and John Wes Townley for the rest of the season.

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Roush Racing later sold the remaining trucks to Cup Series driver Kyle Busch for him to start his own truck team.

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Original truck in Roush Racing's stable debuted in 1995 at the Heartland Park Topeka road course.

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Roush Racing decided to run another part-time team for rookie David Ragan to fill out his original schedule.

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Roush Racing repeated his win total in 2004 and moved up to fourth in points, and following Jeff Burton's departure from Roush Racing he began splitting time between the Truck Series and the Nextel Cup Series.

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When Edwards moved up to Nextel Cup for 2005, Roush Racing hired a former Cup driver, Ricky Craven, to take his place.

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Roush Racing Fenway has technical alliances with Front Row Motorsports, providing engines, chassis, and bodies as well as technical support.

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The Wood Brothers alliance began in mid-2000, after Roush Racing had provided the team with engines the previous two seasons.

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Roush Racing became involved in the aerospace industry in the 2010s.

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Many years, Roush Racing recruited its developmental drivers through an elimination-style of testing entitled The Gong Show.

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The process would begin when Roush solicited applications from thousands of drivers from all levels of racing.

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