"Being named a recipient of the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award is obviously a tremendous distinction and something completely unexpected," Roush said. "I remember Robert (Petersen) always being a great ambassador for the auto industry and hot rods. It is an honor to be mentioned among the many legendary names who have received this award in the past."
Jack Roush will be honored for his contribution to the auto world. Alongside the NASCAR entries of the Roush Fenway Racing, the man also owns automotive-related companies located in Livonia, Mich. ROUSH Industries is a supplier of engineering, testing and manufacturing services to all the "Big Three" manufacturers (Ford, GM and Chrysler). ROUSH Performance produces high-performance vehicles, parts, and powerful crate engines.
The Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented annually since 2002. Previous recipients include Wally Parks (NHRA), Carroll Shelby, George Barris, Vic Edelbrock, the Ford family, Alex Xydias (So-Cal Speed Shop), and Speedy" Bill Smith (Speedway Motors).
"We are very excited to have Jack Roush as the recipient of our 2010 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award. This is one of the most prestigious awards in our industry because it is only given to true pioneers like Jack, whose love of technology and the automobile has been a benefit to all of us who crave performance," said Travis Weeks, group publisher, HotRod & Restoration magazine.
This is not the first time Jack Roush received an award for its contribution to the hot rod world. He has also been inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame (2010), the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (2008), the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (2006), the Mustang Hall of Fame (2002), and the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame (1992).