February 9, 2009 3:58 PM

Roush-McClenaghan to Display Her Drag Car at Daytona 500

LIVONIA, Mich. (February 9, 2009) - Race fans attending the events surrounding the Daytona 500 expect to see plenty of fast race cars, but a drag car is probably one type they certainly wouldn’t anticipate being at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. However, spectators now have an opportunity to see the ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang drag car of Susan Roush-McClenaghan, the daughter of Jack Roush, as well as have the chance to meet her and get an autograph.

Roush-McClenaghan competes in the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals drag racing series, finishing third in the ROUSH Modular Muscle class last season. Additionally, she competes in the NMCA Edelbrock Muscle Car Nationals series. In three years of professional racing, she has gone to the final round six times and won one event.

Her car is a 2001 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang that was formerly used as a calibration-development vehicle by the ROUSH engineering group prior to conversion into a drag racing car. The car is powered by a 4.6L, two-valve engine that generates 530 horsepower thanks to the added ROUSHcharger®. One small touch that visitors may notice is the hand airbrushed illustration of her daughter Josie as “Tinkerbell” on the trunk.

Roush-McClenaghan and her car will be stationed inside the racetrack at the “FANZONE” area from Thursday, February 12 through Saturday, February 14. She will move to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hospitality chalet on Sunday, February 15.

At both locations, fans are welcome to meet Roush-McClenaghan, get an autograph and photo, and talk about racing. Having grown up with her father around the racetracks, she has plenty of stories to tell. For more information on Roush-McClenaghan and her drag program, visit

Based in Livonia, Mich., “The Art of Performance Engineering” takes place at ROUSH Performance. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH and how the vehicles and parts are designed, manufactured, tested and produced logon to In addition to the array of Ford Mustang and F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH. 

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