Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing Ink Multi-Year Deal
Ford Performance announced this week that it will become the manufacturing partner for Stewart-Haas Racing starting with the 2017 NASCAR season. Effective Daytona Speedweeks next year, Stewart-Haas Racing’s team will consist of four Ford Fusions with engines from Roush Yates Engines beneath the hood.
Stewart-Haas Racing joins Team Penske, Roush Fenway Racing, Wood Brothers Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Front Row Motorsports in Ford’s 2017 NASCAR lineup. Stewart-Haas Racing currently features Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, and Kurt Busch. Stewart will be replaced by Clint Bowyer effective his retirement at the end of the 2016 season, but he will stay on as a co-owner for the team.
“We are thrilled to be able to add a championship-level team like Stewart-Haas Racing to our Ford NASCAR program,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president and Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company. “Tony Stewart and Gene Haas have the same passion for winning that we do, and bring a strong stable of drivers and personnel that fit into what we’re trying to do in the sport.”