Mooresville, NC (March 28, 2011) Roush Yates Engines announced on Monday the newest team to drive their Ford FR9 motors, TRG Motorsports. TRG Motorsports has fielded Chevrolets for the past three years but will begin running Ford FR9 engines from Roush Yates and Ford Fusions from Roush Fenway Racing at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2011.
The Ford FR9 engine built at Roush Yates Engines in Mooresville, NC has had a stellar performance this year, including a win in the prestigious Daytona 500. Kevin Buckler, team owner for TRG Motorsports, has noticed Ford’s success and believes this new partnership will give his team the best opportunity to be competitive in the Sprint Cup Series.
“We are really excited about the partnership with Roush Yates Engines and it will be an outstanding improvement for our team,” said Buckler. “We are confident that fielding the FR9 engine program will add to the success of our organization and the competitiveness of our performance on the race track.”
Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines, is thrilled to have another team with FR9s under the hood. Driver Andy Lally and TRG Motorsports will bring the Ford count at each race up to 11 cars.
“It’s great to expand the Ford lineup in the Sprint Cup Series with a team such as TRG Motorsports,” said Yates. “I believe this is the beginning of a great technical partnership and I look forward to seeing TRG Motorsports improve their performance with our engines.”
Roush Yates Engines has been running the FR9 engine full time in 2011. With two wins and two poles in the first four races, the FR9 has given the Fords of Roush Fenway Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Front Row Motorsports, Wood Brothers Racing, and now TRG Motorsports a significant advantage on the track. To learn about all of Roush Yates’ engine programs, please visit www.roushyatesparts.com or call 877-798-RYPP.