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He followed this up later in the year with another podium (for second) at V.I.R. He earned a Mathematics degree with a minor in physics from Berea College, and a masters in Scientific Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University. All rights reserved. In 2012, the company started to manufacture propane fuel systems for Blue Bird Type C and Micro Bird Type A school buses. Roush Jr doubles up in second GTS race at St Petersburg, Roush Jr’s Mustang dominates GTS division at St Petersburg, Sixty-three Pirelli World Challenge drivers set to race on the streets of St. Petersburg, World Challenge kicks off 2015 season at the Circuit of The Americas, Pirelli World Challenge announces changes for 2015, Enge, Aschenbach, Palmer take St. Petersburg victories in season opener, Roush Fenway Racing’s “Race Around America” launches episode 2 - video, Logano captures fourth straight win at Dover, Bottas: Hamilton's strategy freedom at Imola not unfair. This Week in Ford Racing July 21, 2010 Last weekend, Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson, co-drivers of the No.

You know you're cool when a kid asks for your autograph. I’d like to think that having him as a role model has given me a good work ethic and passion for excellence, and I hope to pass that along to my own children.”, “As for having grown up around the racing and high-performance machinery, I’m lucky to have seen a lot of unique things relating to racing growing up — the drag racing that my father was involved with in the 1970’s, road racing in Trans Am and IMSA in the 1980’s, and NASCAR starting in the 1980’s to the present day.
Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. I think that’s pretty cool to see how all of these cars line up and perform on the track.”, “During the past couple of seasons, we’ve seen the ROUSH Performance team begin as a new team (in 2010) under a partnership with Mike Canney (the initial name was “Horsepower Ranch”) to being a dominant team in the series. 2008–  Jack made his first podium with a third place finish at Barber Motorsports Park. 2009– Racing in the Koni Challenge GS Roush was able to obtain the 9th place in Driver Championship with 2 Wins, 5 podiums, 6 top 5’s (of 9 races driven in) with Roush Performance in the No. Early Career – Raced go-karts, starting at six years of age in 1979 when he and his father Jack Roush raced together in the Ford Thunderbird Kart Club at Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway.

Age, Height, and Weight. Today, he’s most well known for his NASCAR teams, with drivers Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne.

The business side of racing is simply inseparable from the performance side. Plus, we drive production-based cars of many different manufacturers against each other. I also help work on product development for our vehicles/parts as well, trying to bring in my own perspective on performance to our line-up.”, “However, I also keep in close touch with my racing program down in Concord, NC on a daily basis. This Week in Ford Racing March 11, 2010 Jack Roush Jr., and co-driver Billy Johnson won the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Homestead 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway this past weekend. STV: Tell us about your last two seasons in Grand Am. JRJ: “I started racing go karts when I was just six years old. The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. On August 3, Roush was upgraded to fair condition. JRJ: “That’s an interesting question. [14], As of 2017, ROUSH CleanTech has deployed almost 15,000 Ford trucks and vans and Blue Bird school buses fueled by propane autogas to fleets throughout the United States. However, that being said, you can’t overvalue the experience from working in business and constantly trying to learn on your own outside of school as well.”.

They have finished in the top 5 in every race but the first one at Daytona International Speedway where they had some challenges with the car. By 2008, Roush had expanded into offering propane-autogas-fueled vehicles designed for fleet usage. Started the race in 35th, finished in 16th. You can’t give up anything to many of these guys. JRJ: “That’s an interesting question. STV: What type of racing do you most want to do? He had just gotten out of drag racing and had not yet started his road racing program in earnest.

All of the tracks that Grand-Am goes to are in my opinion truly world-class and are great to race on.”. Have you ever shared that passion?

It was actually kind of strange flying it once I got used to it — it felt like it was flying itself.”, “It’s unclear I’ll end up doing more flying at this point. Jack Roush Jr. is married to Laura and has three kids, two daughters and a son. Plus, we drive production-based cars of many different manufacturers against each other. I have a great appreciation for all types of racing, but for me, given my background and what I am most passionate about, road racing is definitely my favorite form of racing as a driver. JRJ: “I have to say, road racing in Grand-Am is pretty hard to beat for me personally. JRJ: “For a while, my favorite track was Barber, and it still is one of my favorites. On the side of ROUSH Performance, we are constantly looking to improve our product line-up and to make the customer experience and lifestyle as good as it can be.”. With my young family, racing, a day job, and some hobbies, it’s pretty hard to fit in right now. JRJ: “I started racing go karts when I was just six years old. Who did what at St. Pete in the Pirelli World Challenge. Whether it’s strategizing for our next race, figuring out problems that we need to fix, helping sponsors and customers, there’s always plenty to work on with that side as well.”. An accomplished racer in his own right, Jack Roush Jr. started racing karts with his dad when he was a kid and has progressed to podium finishes in Grand Am’s Continental Tire series, driving, of course, a Mustang. I got really good at flying and landing that plane. 61 Roush Performance Ford Mustang. [2] In 2008, Roush was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted on September 13, 2010, in Novi. JRJ: “I have done a little bit of flying. I’ve played since I was seven. They have finished in the top 5 in every race but the first one at Daytona International Speedway where they had some challenges with the car. [11] The company product offerings include propane autogas fuel system technology for medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird Corporation school buses. In 2007 Roush entered a verbal feud with Toyota team leader Lee White during the Toyota controversy following the rocket fuel incident. I got really good at flying and landing that plane. Propane emits fewer greenhouse gases and nitrogen oxides than gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil or E85 ethanol per unit of energy. SEMA 2020: Stay Cool With DEI’s Black Floor & Tunnel, What’s New: BMR Adds Several New Mustang Products to, ATI Performance Products Steps into the Godzilla, Hooker Blackheart Shows Its Coyote Lineup A Little, Bringing The Show To You: PRI Embarks On Cross-Country Road, NMRA World Finals and Holley Ford Fest Invade, SEMA 2020: Flaming River’s Microsteer Electric Power, SEMA 2020: First Performance Coils for 3.5L EcoBoost Hit the, Steeda and Road Racer Annika Carter Team Up to Dominate, Fastback Fun: Brett Kolb’s Supercharged 1968. I really enjoyed drag racing, but I felt that I was hard wired for road racing. During that time he confirmed that he fractured his back, broke his jaw, and lost vision in his left eye as a result. And of course, if you’ve ever been to Detroit you’ve no doubt seen at least one of the Lord-knows-how-many buildings of Roush Engineering, Roush Performance (home of the Roush Mustang and other specialty vehicles), and Roush Industries. Brings Dad 400th Win with Continental Tire Victory at Homestead Homestead, FL (March 9, 2010) - Racing is often described as being a family sport, and that was well demonstrated on Saturday afternoon as Jack Roush Jr. won the Miami 200 ... Jack Roush Celebrates Win No. 2007 – In the No. Roush and his former spouse, Pauline Correll Roush, but later they divorced.

We have many of the best road racers from around the world here, both drivers and teams. If I end up venturing into a different series, I think that it would be in Rolex.”.
2010– In the No. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to race as I do and to be a part of such a great company. Roush has two Daytona 500 victories as a car owner, both with driver Kenseth in 2009 and 2012. It’s a tail-dragger (the wheels layout of planes going back to World War II and earlier), which makes it harder to land than a tricycle, which is the standard modern wheel layout on planes. He began his sedan racing in 2006 with a single race (to gain experience), then in 2007 he got a fourth place finish; in 2008 did as good as a second at Virginia International Raceway (VIR); in 2009 he had two wins, five podiums and six top five finishes; in 2010 the team finished in the top five in every race except for Daytona; in 2011 Jack took second overall in points with wins at FIR, Watkins Glen, and New Jersey with podium appearances at every race but Laguna Seca. For Grand-Am, that means going for the championship in 2013. He’s done a great job with us, and we’re eager to go for the championship in 2013.”. Roush Fenway Racing currently fields two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (driven by Chris Buescher, and Ryan Newman). Propane autogas is a domestically produced alternative fuel which costs less than conventional fuels. Unless you just got into cars and racing yesterday, you know the name Jack Roush. Actually, I started racing, playing piano and programming all within about a year as a young child, and these are all things that I am still very interested in.”, “Other than music, I also really enjoy working on my fitness: running, weight, etc. My degree involves two of my passions, business and computers. Grand-Am’s Continental Tire Series has great depth in the field. He built up his business from nothing with a lot of hard work and by choosing great people to work alongside with. 43 Team looks for strong finish; Continues risk-taking mentality. StangTV: First off, tell us what it’s like to be Jack Roush’s son, and to be around all that racing and high-performance machinery your whole life. We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. RAIN HALTS HICKORY FORD FOCUSES USAC MIDWEST/CAROLINA FORD FOCUS RACE RESULTS: March 25, 2010 -- Hickory, North Carolina -- Hickory Motor Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. The series' 26th season kicks off this weekend, over 100 cars are entered for the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas. This is the second of eight webisodes chronicling RFR drivers Greg Biffle, Ryan Reed, Trevor Bayne and Chris Buescher, “This has been my favorite track since I started here”. Web development and programming is a funny thing to study. STV: Who have you found to be the hardest person to race against?

JRJ: “It’s a big deal and a great honor. More than 90 percent of all propane school buses currently operating in the U.S. are equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley) in the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype season is for each to drive 30 minutes to share the DP ... Four Different Driving Duos Chase Grand Sport Title In GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge * Espenlaub, Putman Hold 10-Point Grand Sport Class Lead * Thomas, Heumann Lead Street Tuner Class By 19 Points DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, ... Plumb, Longhi Make No. I think that for any driver in the series, winning at Daytona would have great meaning, but it goes beyond that for me personally.