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Jack Roush

The mathematician turned engineering entrepreneur has won a record 322 races across NASCAR's three national series.

  • Inducted: 2019
  • Position:Owner

Vitals

Hometown

Covington, KY

Born

04/19/1942

PREMIER SERIES STATS

Competed

1988-present

Championships

2 Premier (2003-2004)

Starts / Wins / Poles

3,521 / 137 / 89

The Cat in the Hat

Once a drag racing owner and enthusiast, Jack Roush made his best motorsports decision when he turned south in 1988 to start a NASCAR team.

Since beginning Roush Racing (now known as Roush Fenway Racing), the graduate-level mathematician turned engineering entrepreneur has won a record 322 races across NASCAR’s three national series. Overall, Roush boasts five NASCAR national series owner championships, while his drivers have won an additional three driver championships.

Roush initially built his powerhouse organization by pairing with fellow NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Mark Martin who won 83 NASCAR national series races for RFR from 1988-2005. Known for his trademark Panama hat, Roush has displayed a prowess for discovering and developing talent. He helped Matt Kenseth (2003) and Kurt Busch (2004) grow into premier series champions and also jumpstarted the careers of current stars Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Roush was the 2001 recipient of the Bill France Award of Excellence.