TRG Motorsports Making a Switch to Ford in Sprint Cup Series
Mooresville, NC, (March 25, 2011) – Team owner Kevin Buckler confirmed today that starting at Texas Motor Speedway his TRG Motorsports Sprint Cup Team will run Ford Fusions supplied by Roush Fenway Racing with engines provided by Roush/Yates Engines.
"We are excited to be partnering with Roush Fenway and getting some new equipment in the TRG Motorsports stable," said Kevin Buckler, team owner. "It has been a long few years in figuring out our best options to succeed in NASCAR and we have a golden opportunity to really improve our performance with some shiny new equipment and some technical support. The Fords are on a roll right now and Roush Fenway does it right. A partnership with them and with Roush/Yates Engines will be an outstanding package for our team. We are confident that fielding Ford Fusions will add to the success of our organization and the competitiveness of our performance on the race track."
"I know Kevin has been a fierce competitor as a driver and team owner in all different motorsports series," said Roush Fenway owner, Jack Roush. "We’re happy to have him as a new member of the Ford camp and are looking forward to helping put another Ford team in a position to hit their marks.”
Jamie Allison, Director, Ford Racing, also welcomed TRG Motorsports to the Ford fold. “TRG has a fantastic pedigree and a great history in sports car racing," said Allison. "We're pleased TRG has decided to make this switch to Ford. It says a lot about the quality of our Fusions and the performance of the FR9 engine, and wish them all the success in NASCAR top series.”
“I am proud to have a dedicated team like TRG motorsports on board for our FR9 engine program in the Sprint Cup Series,” said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “The FR9 engine has been able to give Ford drivers improved power and performance on the track and I am honored that Kevin Buckler has chosen to partner with us. I can’t thank the engineers at Roush Yates and Ford Racing enough for allowing us to build this engine and I’m excited for the remainder of the 2011 season!”
TRG Motorsport's move to Ford follows a three-year campaign in which the team fielded Chevrolets. "Chevrolet, RCR and ECR have been great partners for our team and on behalf of TRG Motorsports, I'd like to thank everyone at GM Racing for their dedication and support," Buckler said.