The NASCAR community lost a giant in 2017 when Robert Yates died in October after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 74.
Jack Roush, who partnered with Yates and Ford in 2003 to form Roush Yates engines, and Roush Fenway Racing ran a tribute scheme on Ricky Stenhouse’s Ford Fusion at the Phoenix race in November. On Wednesday, Roush presented Yates’ son Doug with that car at the Roush Fenway shop.
What a nice gesture from @RoushFenway. After running a tribute scheme for the late Robert Yates at @ISMRaceway, team owner Jack Roush gifted the car to Robert’s son, @Yates_Doug and @RoushYates! pic.twitter.com/M3vzAacjJ3
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) January 10, 2018
Robert Yates will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 19.
Racing the Robert Yates Tribute car at Phoenix with @StenhouseJr @roushfenway was an incredible tribute for my dad & our family. Today Jack Roush & his team presented the car to me & @roushyates . Jack has been an amazing mentor, friend & partner for many years! Thank you Jack! pic.twitter.com/De5F7B9F1c
— Doug Yates (@Yates_Doug) January 9, 2018