Ford Beats the Odds in Las Vegas; Carl Edwards Gives FR9 Second Win in Three Races

Mooresville, NC (March 6, 2011) Carl Edwards drove his #99 Scotts EZ Seed Ford Fusion to Victory Lane on Sunday, capturing the second win for Roush Yates’ FR9 engine in only three races. Ford cars were the fastest on the track all weekend long. After posting a 1-2-3-4 qualifying effort, Roush Yates Engines and Ford Racing were thrilled to come home with the win.

“This is an exciting win for Roush Yates Engines,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines in Mooresville, NC. “We ran great all week long. I think this says a lot about our program and how we plan to run at 1.5 mile tracks throughout the 2011 season. I want to thank Ford again for their support as we continue to excel with the FR9 engine.”

This is Carl’s nineteenth career Sprint Cup Series win and the seventh win of only fourteen races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Roush Fenway Racing. Fellow Ford drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, and Marcos Ambrose each lead during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500.
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“The key to winning today was my team,” Edwards said. “These guys are unbelievable. It means a lot coming off Phoenix. I went home last week and didn’t know how things were going to go. You don’t get a good race car like that often. We had another one today.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are off next weekend but you can still see powerful Roush Yates engines race at Golden Isle Speedway in Brunswick GA in the Super Late Model division with driver Scott Bloomquist. To learn more about Roush Yates Engines and how you can improve your race team’s performance with qualify race proven parts, visit or call 1-877-798-RYPP.

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