Charlotte, NC – Jack Roush has done it all in motorsports. In his 31 years in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Roush has won 137 races and back-to-back MENCS championships in 2003-2004 with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch, fielding five of the ten drivers in the 2005 “Chase” for the Cup.
Roush has won five Xfinity Series championships as well as an owner’s championship in 2011. In 2000, Roush won a Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship with Greg Biffle.
Roush has been involved in racing for over 50 years, winning a total of 31 championships and 400 races in everything from drag racing to stock car racing. Roush is also 10-of-10 in Rolex 24 races, winning every race he’s had an entrant.
So what is the key to all Roush’s success? He spoke with The Racing Experts to tell us exactly what is behind all the success at Roush-Fenway Racing.
“I started drag racing because I was motivated to be involved with racing. Some really good people at Ford were involved who had the Science to put behind the drag racing and I learned from them.” Roush said. “When the opportunity came for me to be involved in road racing, there were experienced people who had experience with the cars, with the strategies and the flow of the races and I learned from them.
“The things I learned about the drag racing and the road racing and how different the cultures were, when I started my cup team I didn’t bring one person from up North. I didn’t want to give the impression that I came in and was going to show everybody that I know anything. I came in and went to NASCAR school.
“With the Hunter’s help and John Cassidy’s help and Darrell Waltrip and a lot of people showed me. I learned as much from the back with the hand help and the supportive help that I got. I was on a learning curb that was straight up and without Mark (Martin), Steve and Robin Pemberton I would have never made it through.”
Roush continues to lead his team, now focusing solely on their MENCS program. Roush looks to continue to add to his legacy, now as a NASCAR Hall of Famer.