CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 24: (L-R) Robert Yates and Winston Kelley react after Yates is announced to the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Roush pays tribute to a late NASCAR legend by donating a very special car

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.