Jack Roush, Co-Founder of Roush Yates Engines and President of ROUSH Industries, Inc., was born in Covington, Kentucky. Roush was always interested in finding out what made things tick. He received his mathematics degree with a minor in physics from Berea College and moved to Detroit to go to work for Ford Motor Company. He went on to earn his master’s degree in Scientific Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University.
In 1976, Roush formed Jack Roush Performance Engineering. His success on the track, combined with his reputation as a performance engineer helped his young business thrive, and although he stopped operating a race team in the late 1970’s, his company stayed well entrenched in the sport; building engines for other teams throughout the early 1980’s.
In 1988, he decided to move his race operations to North Carolina. Already an accomplished racer, Jack wanted to once again push the boundaries of his love of the automobile industry and expand his passion for building engines and racing.