The NASCAR community, like that of any sport, is a tightly knit group. That’s why Roush Fenway Racing didn’t stop at offering its condolences to the family of one of the sport’s recently deceased legends.
Team owner Jack Roush met with Doug Yates at the Roush Fenway shop Wednesday to present the Roush Yates Engines CEO with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s car from the 2017 Can-Am 500. Stenhouse ran a paint scheme that paid tribute to late engine builder Robert Yates during the race at Phoenix Raceway.
The eldest Yates died in October at 74 following a year-long battle with liver cancer.
Yates, who racked up 57 wins, 48 pole positions and a Winston Cup Series — now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — championship as a team owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 19.