Jack Roush knows what it takes to win Daytona 500

Team owner Jack Roush walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken...

Team owner Jack Roush walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:15 PM ET

There is only one 90-minute session left for NASCAR Sprint Cup teams to prepare their cars for Sunday’s 56th running of the Daytona 500.

And they will use every second of that time to prime and primp their 200 m.p.h. stock cars in the hope they will drive home with the big trophy that is emblematic of winning the Great American Race.

No owner in the NASCAR garage will be more involved, however, than Jack Roush, the long time face of Roush Fenway Racing with three cars on the grid — the Fords of No. 16 Greg Biffle, the No. 17 of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 99 of Carl Edwards.

He started his race team back in the late 1960s after a stint as engineer for Ford in Detroit and he is still very much hands on when it comes to his team of drivers and cars.

It is not uncommon to see Roush bent over the engine of one or more of his cars on a race weekend, adjusting this component or that component.


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