Roush pays tribute to a late NASCAR legend by donating a very special car Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

After former NASCAR team owner Robert Yates passed away at age 74 in October due to liver cancer, Roush Fenway Racing honored him with a special paint scheme at Phoenix in November.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 17 Ford Fusion had a tribute to Yates, and the team presented Yates’ son, Doug, with the car on Wednesday.

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Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush partnered with Robert Yates in 2003 to form Roush Yates Engines.

Doug Yates tweeted that the car was an “incredible tribute” for his dad, and he said Jack Roush has been an “incredible mentor” for many years.

Robert Yates will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 19.


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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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