ELGIN, IL — Jack Roush, CEO of Roush Industries and owner of the Roush Racing Team, has been named the first recipient of the SKF X-Tracker Award. The international award recognizes an individual who has achieved success in the face of extreme challenges or adversity.
SKF selected Roush as the first X-Tracker Award recipient due to his legendary success in the automotive and racing industries and his perseverance through his recovery from life-threatening injuries sustained in a 2002 airplane crash.
“Jack is the embodiment of the word ‘champion,’” said George Dettloff, president of SKF’s North American automotive division. “He is an innovator, a brilliant engineer and a gifted leader. Despite his devastating injuries in 2002, he continued to fight back, returning to NASCAR at Dover Downs International Speedway just months after the crash. He is passionate about our industry and an inspiration to all who know him.”
The X-Tracker Award is named for SKF’s line of X-Tracker products, a new breed of performance engineered hub bearings that recognize the shift of light trucks to more than just work horses, but as spirited and robust family sport vehicles.
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