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Roush Yates Engines Launches Partnership with NHRA Racer Justin Humphreys

Famed Roush Yates Engines to provide support and build engines for rising NHRA Pro Stock star

Mooresville, NC (Jan. 15, 2010) -- Roush Yates Engines continues their dedication to lead in power and performance in announcing a newly-formed partnership to build race engines for NHRA Pro Stock drag racer Justin Humphreys and RaceRedi Motorsports.

Roush Yates Engines, renowned for providing winning engines in the NASCAR circuit, is once again expanding their program to encompass another form of motorsports.  This partnership with Humphreys takes Roush Yates Engines into the powerful and competitive realm of NHRA Drag Racing. They already have a history of success in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, as well as ARCA, Grand-Am and FIA GT3 competition.

The Ford-based company is committed to success on the race track and feels this latest move is a testament to how far their program has progressed.  In 2009, Roush Yates engines powered more than 50 victories in a variety of asphalt, dirt and marine racing competition.

Roush Yates Engines has high expectations for this newly-formed partnership, and is proud to support Humphreys.  This groundbreaking venture is the first of its kind between a prominent NASCAR engine builder and an NHRA Pro Stock Team.

“Having an up and coming driver like Justin Humphreys commit to run Roush Yates Engines is great for our team,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines.  “Introducing our engine program into drag racing is something we have been working very hard to achieve.  Justin’s willingness to commit to our engines, combined with our desire and dedication to win, will make for succesful teamwork.”

Justin Humphreys is the 2005 NHRA Sport Compact Racing Series Modified Champion.  He believes his involvement in a powerful engine program like Roush Yates is exactly what his career needs.  Humphreys drives for his family-owned RaceRedi Motorsports team based in Maryland.  He earned his first NHRA Pro-Stock victory in 2008, and is very excited about starting the 2010 season in a partnership with Roush Yates Engines.

“The manpower, resources and the Roush Yates top-notch facility won me over right away,” said Humphreys.  “After visiting their legendary facility, it didn’t take long for me to realize how much they put their heart and soul into building winning engines.  My team and family felt this partnership is exactly what we need to be more competitive in the NHRA Pro Stock ranks.”

Roush Yates Engines continues to work towards providing top-notch engines to all forms of motorsports through their impeccable research and development efforts, combined with their quality performance parts.  The technology, power and passion for winning Roush Yates Engines has built to achieve for decades, is not just for NASCAR’s elite drivers.  Saturday night, short-track racers across the country continuously reap the benefits of partnering with Roush Yates Engines and using their line of Roush Yates parts.

For more information about Roush Yates Engines and Parts, log on to www.RoushYatesEngines.com or www.RoushYatesParts.com.

About Roush Yates

Roush Yates Engines designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates.  The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow.

Roush Yates CEO, Doug Yates, leads a staff of 150 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina.  Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing nearly 1,500 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, ASCS 360, Dirt Late Model, Marine and now NHRA Pro Stock.  At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation design, precision engineering, and skilful craftsmanship.  Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.

For more information, please contact:

jclark@roushyates.com

Visit:

www.roushyates.com

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