Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing, Roush Racing to 2007, is a motor racing team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series. Until the 2009 season, the team also took part in races of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The team was established in 1988 as a small independent business branch of Livonia, Michigan, founded successful automotive technology company and accessories manufacturer for road racing equipment from Jack Roush. The NASCAR operations are controlled from Concord, North Carolina made ​​, have since become an important cornerstone and core of the company. It won in two consecutive seasons in 2003 and 2004 the championship in the Cup series with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch as drivers. Carl Edwards ' victory in the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway in the 2007 season was the 100th victory of the team in the Cup series of NASCAR. Roush Fenway Racing Since the establishment uses only Ford models.

  • 2.1 car # 06
  • 2.2 Car # 6
  • 2.3 car # 16
  • 2.4 car # 17
  • 2.5 car # 26
  • 2.6 car # 60
  • 3.1 Truck # 6
  • 3.2 Truck # 50
  • 3.3 Truck # 99
  • 4.1 Yates Racing
  • 4.2 Tim Brown
  • 4.3 No Fear Racing
  • 4.4 driver Robby Gordon Motorsports
  • 4.5 Roush Fenway Racing founding of

NASCAR Sprint Cup


Roush Fenway Racing is one of the largest racing teams in the Sprint Cup and comes with four full-time teams on the grid. The commitment is completely designed for the use of four cars. This aspect allows the exchange of information and resources throughout the company and to thereby improve the performance of all individual teams. Since the 2004 season the engines of Roush Yates Engines, Roush Fenway Racing a partnership between and Yates Racing come.

Car # 06

The start number 06 trying to qualify for eleven races to prepare for the present in the driver development program riders on their future in the Cup Series in the 2006 season. Todd Kluever was the sole driver originally, but was replaced for five of the eleven races by David Ragan. The debut of the car took place at Chicagoland Speedway with Kluever as a driver and 3M as a sponsor on 9 July 2006. Kluever also drove the race at the Michigan International Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Lowe 's Motor Speedway, could not qualify at California Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead -Miami Speedway. David Ragan drove the car at Dover International Speedway in September 2006 and the Martinsville Speedway, but missed the second race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway.

Car # 6

The car with starting number 6 was the original car, debuted with the Roush Racing in NASCAR. The debut took place at the Daytona 500, the 1988 season instead of straw Martin 's Light as a sponsor and Mark as a driver. Due to an engine failure on lap 19, he finished the race in 41 In the course of the season, the performance improved and Martin took a pole position and ten top-10 results. With the experience of the first year, the team won with Martin at the wheel in the 1989 season, six pole positions, 18 top-10 results and the first victory in the AC Delco 500 at North Carolina Speedway. Thanks to this achievement, the team finished the season in third place in the championship.

With Folgers as a new sponsor in the 1990 season Martin won three races and pole positions and finished with the exception of six races all in the top 10. Martin led the championship over large parts of the season, but could not take advantage of the opportunity and lost at the end of the season with 26 points over Dale Earnhardt. Subsequently, the penalty provided in the form of 46 points deduction due to a rule violation in the second race of the season out to be decisive for the outcome of the season. In the 1991 season the team was unable to repeat the good performances of the previous year and Martin was only sixth in the championship. His only win of the season, he scored in the season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In 1992, Valvoline was added as a new sponsor, but in the championship, there was no improvement. It was only reached with five wins in the 1993 season Martin the situation improved and he finished the season in third place. In the 1994 season, Martin Dale Earnhardt had to admit defeat in the championship again and again was championship runner-up. 1995 Martin hit his former teammate Wally Dallenbach Jr. at Watkins Glen and won his highest to date prize money in his career with 1,893,519 U.S. dollars. A setback came in the following season, when Martin won a single race. Better was the season of 1997, when Martin won four times and was third in the championship. The best season to date supplied from Martin in 1998. Martin won seven races, but even this was not enough power for the championship when he Jeff Gordon had to admit defeat. Despite only two wins in the 1999 season Martin finished 26 of the 34 races in the top 10.

After only one win in 2000, the main sponsor Valvoline left the team and moved to MB2 Motorsports. New main sponsor was Pfizer / Viagra. In addition, Martin served during the season as a mentor and co-owner of the car of rookie Matt Kenseth. He even won a race and was only twelfth in the championship, which was the worst result since 1988. It was not until the 2002 season, Martin won a race again and was defeated in the championship just by Tony Stewart. In the subsequent season's performance faded again. Martin again won a single race and finished second in the championship the 17th Place. Thanks to better results with victory at Dover International Speedway, Martin improved to fourth place at the end of the season. Before the start of the 2005 season Martin announced that this season would be his last full season. On his " Salute to You" farewell tour, Martin took one victory, 19 top-10 results and a fourth place in the championship. After Roush at once lacked a driver for the 2006 season due to contractual matters, Martin went for one more full season in the # 6 AAA as a new sponsor. After Martin's departure Todd Kluever was supposed to take the car in the 2007 season. Because of its poor results in the Roush Fenway Racing Busch Series is decided to David Ragan as a new driver behind the wheel of the # 6 setting. His first season as a full-time driver remained without major highlights, in his second full-time year Ragan narrowly missed a place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In the 2009 season he could not build on the successes of the previous year.

Car # 16

The car with the start number 16 was the second car, which was used by Roush Fenway Racing in the Cup Series. He made his debut at the Daytona 500, the 1992 season with Keystone as a sponsor. Wally Dallenbach Jr. in 15th in the first race. However, in the course of the season he scored just one top- 10 finish and was 24th in the championship. The 1993 season was a little better for Dallenbach Jr. and he scored four top-10 results. As of the 1994 season was Ted Musgrave new driver of the car and The Family Channel new sponsor. Results improved dramatically. Musgrave scored three pole positions and finished the season in 13th place in the championship. At the end of the 1995 season, he improved by six places to number seven. However, it was not possible Musgrave, to win a race. Opposite half of the season 1998 Musgrave was sacked and replaced by Kevin Lepage, who was behind Kenny Irwin Jr. second in the standings of the Rookie of the Year.

With TV Guide Lepage realized in the beginning of the 1999 season, a fifth place at the Darlington Raceway and the pole position for the season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway. TV Guide did not renew the sponsorship contract, so that the number 16 at the start of the 2000 season without a sponsor before a multi-year agreement was signed with Family Click drove. In the course of the season Lepage missed two races and dropped to 38th place out of the championship. Da Family Click with the team's performance was not satisfactory, it withdrew as a sponsor and the team did not appear in the 2001 season. In the 2002 season, it returned to the Cup series and was to prepare the champion of the Craftsman Truck Series Greg Biffle on his bet. Biffle completed this season, a total of seven races. 2003 Biffle completed his rookie year in Cup with WW Grainger as a sponsor. He went 35 of 36 races at the start, won the Pepsi 400 and finished second in the rookie standings behind Jamie McMurray. In the following season, the National Guard and the new main sponsor Biffle won two races. 2005 rose 3M Post-It and its brand one as a second sponsor and replaced Subway. The season was the most successful to date, the team with six wins this season and second place in the championship. However, in the 2006 season, slipped to 13th place. After the National Guard joined the 2007 season as a sponsor for the race number 25 of Hendrick Motorsports, Ameriquest rose as a new main sponsor along with 3M and Aflac. In the years 2008 and 2009, Biffle managed to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Car # 17

The car with the start number 17 debut for selected races in the 1999 season with Matt Kenseth as a driver and DeWalt as the main sponsor. The first race in which he was employed was the Pepsi 400 at the Kenseth landed on the Michigan International Speedway, at No. 14. A month later he replaced Bill Elliott and finished fourth.

In 2000, the team first appeared in a full season. Kenseth won the Coca- Cola 600 and beat the favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the race for the title of Rookie of the Year. 2001 Kenseth remained winless and finished with nine top-10 results 13 in the championship. Visible improvements brought the 2002 season with five wins and an eighth place at the end of the season.

With just one win on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Kenseth won the championship of the 2003 season with a lead of 90 points. It was the first title for Roush Fenway Racing. During the 2004 season, he won twice and made a place in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, where he finished in eighth place. After a poor start to the 2005 season Kenseth managed with a win at Bristol Motor Speedway once again a place in the Chase. With four wins in 2006, he finished second in the championship behind Jimmie Johnson. In the following years, Kenseth drove the number 17 and made 2007 and 2008, the entry into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In the 2009 season Kenseth finished 14th overall. At the end of the long-time sponsor DeWalt left the team. Since the beginning of season 2010 Crown Royal main sponsor of the race number is 17

Car # 26

The car with the start number 26 debuted at the fall race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 1993 season 97 start number as the driver of the car was sponsored by Kleenex Chad Little, owner Greg Pollex. By the end of the 1996 season and Little Pollex appeared with various sponsors to at selected races before 1997 John Deere sponsor was followed by the first full season. After financial problems and poor performance Roush bought the team to three quarters as the season progresses. Little qualified the car for 27 of the 32 races of the season. In the 1998 season, the team with Ford as the new manufacturer returned.

Little scored the best result of his career with a second place at the Texas 500 and despite the missed spring race in Atlanta, he finished the season 15th in the championship. After that, the performance in the course of the 2000 season, after Little left the team deteriorated. Kurt Busch, driver in the Craftsman Truck Series for Roush took over for the rest of the season the control. As the number 16 in the 2000 season started, the start number 97, the first of the 2001 season without sponsors support before Rubbermaid and Sharpie got in as sponsors. Busch ' rookie season was relatively unspectacular. He scored a pole position in Darlington and was charged with six top-10 results 27 in the championship. In 2002 he rand Jimmy Spencer in the fight un victory in Bristol down. Overall, he won four races this season, three of them within the last five races of the season. In the championship, Busch was third. In the 2003 season, he scored four wins and 14 top-10 results. He was over large parts of the season among the top 10 of the championship, deteriorated towards the end but in eleventh place. The 2004 season was the most successful to date, the start number 97 with three wins, 21 top-10 results and one pole position Busch won his first championship and the second for Roush Fenway Racing. A year later he slipped back with three wins in tenth place.

Middle of the 2005 season, Busch announced that he would leave Roush Fenway Racing to replace the retiring Rusty Wallace in the # 2 Penske Racing. On 7 November 2005 it was announced that Busch was released from his contractual obligations and should go to the end of the season. On November 11, Busch was stopped for drunk driving and reckless driving. Although part of NASCAR penalties are not made ​​Roush Fenway Racing suspended him for the rest of the season. Kenny Wallace took his place in the last two races.

On 16 November 2005 it was officially announced that the starting number for the 2006 season of 97 in 26 is changed. Jamie McMurray was new driver with Crown Royal, Smirnoff Ice and Irwin Industrial Tools sponsors. In his first year for Roush Fenway Racing McMurray scored seven top-10 results and finished the championship in 25th place. He also won the Pepsi 400 by a margin of 0.005 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch.

Prior to the conversion of the starting number 97, there were already in the seasons 1998 and 1999, a car with the start number 26, which was used by Roush Fenway Racing. Sponsored by General Mills, the team debuted at the North Carolina Speedway, where Johnny Benson was 30. Benson finished the season with ten top-10 results and the 20th place in the championship. After only two top-10 results in the 1999 season and ranked 28th in the championship Benson left the team to drive for Tyler Jet Motorsports. Then the team was disbanded.

Since, according to a decision of the NASCAR from the 2010 season only four cars were allowed for each team go to the start, the team was disbanded with the number 26 at the end of the 2009 season. Jamie McMurray left the team Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the direction.

Car # 99

The car with the start number 99 came the first time at the Daytona 500, the 1996 season with Jeff Burton Exide Batteries and by sponsoring. Burton scored the fifth place. After he missed the first race of the season in Atlanta, Burton won a pole position in Michigan and finished the season in 13th in the championship.

In the 1997 season Burton won three races and improved in the championship in fourth place. In 1998, he scored two victories and 23 top-10 results and finished fifth in the championship. After the first was the team with Burton at the wheel in the 1999 season in the lead, they fell after a poor performance from Richmond. At the end of the season were six wins, 23 top-10 results and fifth place in the points. Towards the end of the season Exide rose from a sponsor and was replaced by Citgo. The team achieved its best ranking to date with the third place in the championship, four wins, 22 top-10 results and one pole position. His last victory with the start number 99 scored Burton in Phoenix in 2001. Following only modest benefits he fell back to tenth in the championship.

After the 2003 season Citgo ended its sponsorship. New main sponsors were SKF and Pennzoil. After another disappointment Burton left with many sponsors the team in mid-2004 in the direction of Richard Childress Racing. Roush promoted Carl Edwards from the Craftsman Truck Series for new pilots the # 99 in the rest of the 2004 season, he scored five top-10 results. In his first full season Edwards won four races and finished third in the championship. Among the new sponsors included Scott's, Office Depot, Stonebridge Life Insurance Company and World Financial Group. In the 2006 season, Office Depot was the sole sponsor of the team. Edwards won a single race in 2006 and also missed a place in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, but was with ten top-10 results in twelfth in the championship. After 52 races without a win Edwards won in the 2007 season, the Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan International Speedway and made ​​it into the Chase, where he won the Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway. 2008 Edwards won nine races in the # 99 and finished second overall, in the 2009 season he again succeeded, although the qualification for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Edwards could enter no victories.

NASCAR Nationwide Series

Car # 06

The car with the start number 06 made ​​its debut at the Hershey 's Kiss Ables 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2006. First driver of the car was Todd Kluever, first sponsor 3M. In the course of the season Kluever scored four top-10 results and one pole position. In the 2007 season, Mark Martin drove the car with Dish Network as a sponsor at Daytona International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In subsequent years, the starting number was no longer in use

Car # 6

The number 6 debuted at Daytona in the 1997 season as the starting number 9 Jeff Burton drove the sponsored Track Gear Ford Taurus on the 40th place. Over the next six years, Burton won a total of 16 times with different sponsors. After Burton Roush Fenway Racing left in mid-2004, Mark Martin returned to the Busch Series and scored four top-10 results in five starts. In 2005, he also drove five races of which he won two. After a number swap with Evernham Motorsports 2006, the starting number of 9 moved to 6 Then came the car in selected races used. In 2007, David Ragan, the control with the Discount Tire Company as a sponsor. To this end, the team got transferred the Owner Points from the starting number 06. Ragan scored in the 2009 season with two wins in the # 6 At the beginning of the 2010 season, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took over the wheel of car number 6

Car # 16

The number 16 was used in the Busch Series for the first time in Daytona in the 2006 season. Greg Biffle drove sponsored by Ameriquest car in 20 races, of which he won at California Speedway once. In the 2007 season, Biffle and Todd Kluever share the car, which was sponsored by 3M. Even in the years 2008 and 2009 found several driver's seat in the race number 16 in the 2010 season Colin Braun to take over the car as a full-time driver, due to weak performance him a break, however, was given after several races. Matt Kenseth piloted during this race, the start number 16

Car # 17

The number 17 debuted in the 1994 season at the Darlington Raceway. Drivers and at the same time the owner of the car was Robbie Reiser, who was driving the car without sponsors support number 35 after an accident. Reiser ran selected races for several years before he hired Tim Bender 1997. After Bender injured, Reiser Matt Kenseth hired as a new driver. Kenseth scored seven top-10 results and finished the season as 22 in the championship. His performance convinced Reiser, who then committed him for the entire following season. Kenseth won his first race at the North Carolina Speedway. With Lycos as a new sponsor, he won three races and was second behind Dale Earnhardt junior championship from 1999, DeWalt tools and new sponsor Kenseth won in four other races. The season he finished in third place. Until the 2002 season, the team did not belong to Roush Fenway Racing. Reiser continued till the end of a 2001 Chevrolet. Since the start number 17 has been used for selected races with a variety of sponsors and Kenseth drove alongside other pilots every season at least a race with the car.

Car # 26

The car with the start number 26 debuted at Daytona in 2006 under the # 50 Danny O'Quinn was the first driver and the World Financial Group and Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, the first sponsors. O'Quinn scored five top-10 results and won the title of Rookie of the Year, although he was replaced in two races of David Ragan. For the 2007 season, the team changed the starting number in 26 and Greg Biffle started with Oreo as a sponsor in Daytona. Among the other riders of the season included Jamie MyMurray and Todd Kluever.

Car # 60

The car with the start number 60 is the original car, Roush Fenway Racing began with his involvement in the Nationwide Series. He made his debut in 1992 in Daytona with Mark Martin as a driver and Winn -Dixie as a sponsor. In his debut race, he finished sixth. Martin drove the car until the end of the 2000 season and scored more victories in the Nationwide Series as Jack Ingram, the old driver with the most wins in the series. End of the 2000 season ended Martin 's commitment in the Nationwide Series as well as Winn -Dixie as a sponsor. New driver was Greg Biffle, Grainger had brought a new sponsor. In his rookie season, Biffle won five races and led the meantime the championship, was at the end, but in fourth. After four victories and winning the championship in the 2002 season, Biffle moved to the Cup series and took Grainger as sponsor. Then, in 2003 took over Stanton Barrett with the control Odoban as a sponsor. After two pole positions, he was awarded because of rain failed qualifying and the Owner Points, the team withdrew due to concerns on the part of the sponsorship in the season. The team returned in the 2004 season with Greg Biffle as a driver and Charter Communications as a driver back. Biffle drove the full season and with five victories, he finished third in the championship. In 2005, Carl Edwards the control. With five victories and third place in the championship he won the title of Rookie of the Year. In the 2006 season he also appeared in all races sponsored by Ameriquest car to, won four times and was championship runner-up. In 2007, Edwards won the championship with the start number 60. In 2008 and 2009, the car was driven by Edwards.

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Truck # 6

The truck with the # 6 debuted in 1996 at Heartland Park Topeka as the start number 99 Exide Batteries drove Sponsored by Jeff Burton eighth place. He also scored three top-10 results in four races. Burton shared the car with Mark Martin, who won at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The following year, Chuck Bown drove the full season with 13 top-10 results ended the season in ninth place. New drivers from the 1998 season was Joe Ruttman. He scored a win and third place in the championship. After just one season, Mike Bliss took the wheel, won at Martinsville and finished ninth in the championship. After Bliss joined the Winston Cup, Kurt Busch came as a new driver in the team. He scored four wins in 2000 in the season and was second behind Biffle in the championship and Rookie of the Year.

Both Busch and Exide left the team after the season and was replaced by rookie Nathan Haseleu and Eldon as a sponsor. Despite four top-10 results in the first twelve races of the 2001 season Haseleu was replaced by Kurt Busch ' younger brother Kyle. At the age of 16, he scored two top-10 results and should go the full season in 2002 until NASCAR decided that drivers in the top series must be at least 18 years old. After Tim Fedewa then drove the opening race of the 2002 season, the team moved the car back for the rest of the season from the series. In 2003, the team returned with Carl Edwards as the new driver and Superchips as a sponsor. Edwards won three races and the title of Rookie of the Year. In the 2004 season, he also won three races and improved in the championship to fourth place. After Edwards in 2005 moved to the Nextel Cup, Roush Fenway Racing hired the former Cup driver Ricky Craven as a substitute. Despite seven top-10 results and a victory at Martinsville Roush and Craven ended their collaboration in 2006. Prior to the start of the 2006 season, the team changed the start number of 99 in 6 The control was shared Nextel Cup veteran Mark Martin and rookie David Ragan. New sponsor of the truck was Scott. Martin won the first two races of the season and decided more races than originally planned to drive. He went to all races that did not conflict with its use in the Nextel Cup. In Mansfield Ragen was replaced by Auggie Vidovich II after he crashed in training. He finished the race in 19th place Ragan even scored six top- 10 finishes and one pole position, Martin won five times. In the Owner Points the team finished the season in second place. In the 2007 season drove Travis Kvapil, the champion of the series in 2003, the truck with the number 6 in the 2008 season, Colin Brown took over the wheel of car number 6, he won the Rookie of the Year Award as best newcomer and was 13 the championship. In the 2009 season Brown scored his first victory in the # 6. The following year Brown left the Camping World Truck Series to now on the # 16 Nationwide Series to pilot. The Truck team with the # 6 was dissolved.

Truck # 50

The first use of the truck with the number 50 took place in the 2005 season as a development vehicle for Ford Bobby East tried the former starting number 33 to qualify in some races, which he did not succeed. Mark Martin scored the first qualification of the car for the Ford 200, where he started the race from 14th place and was eighth. Sponsor was the Stonebridge Life Insurance.

After Martin's strong start to the 2006 season in the truck with the number 6, he participated in more than the originally planned race. Roush therefore decided to set up another part-time team to use David Ragan at the scheduled races can. In the # 50 he went to Atlanta to 22nd position, but deteriorated in the next races both in the truck with the number 50 and 6 after an accident in the race number 6 in a pub in Mansfield, he was replaced for the weekend. In Dover Carl Edwards drove the start number 50 before Ragan returned to Texas in the cockpit. He achieved his best result at the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 in autumn in Atlanta with a sixth place. Other drivers of the 2006 season were Peter Shepherd and Michel Jourdain Jr.. In the 2007 season, Carl Edwards, TJ Bell, Peter Shepherd and Danny O'Quinn Jr. share the start number 50

Truck # 99

The truck with the number 99 is the truck that originally debuted with the Roush Fenway Racing in the 1995 season on the Heartland Park Topeka road course. Under the former Number 61 Todd Bodine drove the truck to fourth place. Bodine posted in Richmond as well as on the Mesa Marin Raceway two more top-10 results before Ted Musgrave took the truck and was fourth in Phoenix. With the start of the 1996 season, the starting number was changed to 80, and Joe Ruttman took over the helm. Ruttman scored 16 top-10 results and finished fourth in the championship. With LCI as a sponsor in 1997, he won five races and improved towards the end of the season in third place. After the start number was changed at the beginning of the 1998 season of 80 in 50, Ruttman drove a race before he moved into the starting number 99. As a substitute Greg Biffle came on the advice of Benny Parsons. Although Biffle won a race, he won four pole positions and finished eighth in the championship.

In the 1999 season, Biffle won the # 50 a total of nine races and had chances for the championship, but in the end Jack Sprague won. Although he only scored five victories in the 2000 season, he won with 230 points ahead of the championship in front of his teammate Kurt Busch. After Biffle joined the Busch Series in the following season, Roush Chuck Hossfeld hired as a new driver. Due to poor performance in his rookie season, he was released after a short time. As a replacement came Jon Wood and Greg Biffle. Wood convinced Roush and got for the 2002 season the cockpit for the entire season in which he ended up with twelve top -10 results in twelfth place in the championship. In the 2003 season he scored two wins and was on the end of the season in fifth place. After 15th place in the championship of the 2004 season took over from 2005 Todd Kluever the truck and scored in his rookie season six top - five and twelve top 10 results. At the start of the 2006 season, the starting number of 50 in 99 was amended and Erik Darnell took the wheel, which thus secured the title of Rookie of the Year.


Yates Racing

Since 2004, a partnership with Yates Racing, which also relies on Ford as a manufacturer. The two teams announced that they plan to combine their engine departments in order to improve the performance of the engines. In the 2006 season, most teams Ford engines from Yates / Roush used a, including the long-time Ford team Wood Brothers / JTG Racing.

Tim Brown

In 2005, announced NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Tim Brown that he start his own NASCAR team and wanted to relate material from Roush. Brown also said that he would leave Roush Select the driver. The series in which the team competes, is dependent upon how much money is being provided by sponsors.

No Fear Racing

In 2006, announced the producers of SoBe No Fear energy drink that they want to contest the 2007 season with a new team. First driver of the car was the road course specialist Boris Said. Furthermore, it was announced that the team Roush Fenway Racing would be divided, so that could Roush cars and equipment to sell No Fear Racing and help the team in the development. In return, Said taught the younger driver of Roush on road courses.

Robby Gordon Motorsports

I start the 2007 season changed Robby Gordon Chevrolet to Ford, after he signed a contract with Ford Racing. Since then, he least of engine from the Roush / Yates engine program.

Roush Fenway Racing founding of

On 14 February 2007 acquired the Fenway Sports Group, the owner of the baseball team Boston Red Sox, 50 % of Roush Racing, from which the new company Roush Fenway Racing was born.

Mike Dee, president of Fenway Sports Group, said the entry into NASCAR: " Although there have been many instances of cross ownership in the world of professional sports, this partnership marks the first time did owners of a professional franchise in one of the four major leagues have crossed over into the world of NASCAR " ( in German: ". Though there are already many examples of sports Cross- ownership in professional sports, this partnership marks the first time where an owner of a professional franchise one of the four major leagues the leap into has made the world of NASCAR. " )

The management of the team remained with Jack Roush as chief of all operations in connection with the Contest, and Geoff Smith as president and in charge of all business affairs.

The Gong Show

Roush Fenway Racing committed many of his young rider in an elimination process called " The Gong Show ". The selection process begins with Roush invites applications from riders from all classes. The driver then run through a variety of tests, where not only driving skill is assessed, but also the appearance in the public as well as the character. ultimately the candidate field is thinned until a small group remains. The remaining candidates will be at the wheel of Roush Racing cars, Trucks often the Craftsman Truck Series, set to evaluate their driving skills. Those with the fastest times come on, until ultimately get only the best of a contract to Roush Fenway Racing to go for in the Craftsman Truck Series or Nationwide Series at the start of may.

The name " Gong Show " comes from the talent show spoof " The Gong Show " from the 1970s.