Roush Yates Powers through Rain Filled Weekend

Mooresville, NC (May 14, 2011) Thunderstorms all along the East Coast couldn’t slow down Roush Yates Engines this weekend. Roush Yates’ horsepower shown through at Virginia International Raceway, Dover International Raceway, and Delaware International Speedway as three of their powerful engines found Victory Lane in three different racing series.

Jack Roush Jr., driver of the number 61 Roush Performance Products Mustang Boss 302R, took home the win in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Series at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday afternoon. Roush Jr. and his co-driver Billy Johnson fought their way through the 61-car field, surviving the inclement weather and some late race contact to earn their first win of the season.

Carl Edwards captured his third win of the season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the rain delayed 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Raceway. Edwards ran down Joey Lagano and survived a spectacular last-lap crash to take the checkered flag under caution after the second green-white-checkered restart of the afternoon. He and teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. started on the front row after qualifying was rained and both Fords were fast all race long.

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“It was an amazing race from my seat,” said Edwards. “We were playing the strategy with the rain and Mike was making great adjustments. Our pit stops today were really good. My guys did a great job all day long and I’m just really proud of this whole team.”

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series came to Delaware International Raceway on Thursday night and Rick Eckert, driver of a Roush Yates powered 450 Chevy Dirt Late Model engine, took home the checkered flag. Eckert is having a career-best season, winning two of the last three races and leading the in the points. Driving his self-owned Team Zero by Bloomquist machine, Eckert started on the outside pole and never looked back, out powering the field and dominating the entire race.

To learn more about all of Roush Yates Engines and Performance Products, visit www.roushyatesparts.com or come see their new Performance Products store located at 122 Knob Hill Road in Mooresville, NC.

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