Born in 1942, Jack Roush grew up in Manchester, Ohio. Roush's education consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, and later a Master's Degree in Scientific Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University.
Roush’s abundant educational and philanthropic activities include establishment of the Jack Roush Motorsports Scholarship fund at Clemson University, which was designed to support graduate and undergraduate students in their pursuit of motorsports-related degrees. Also, Jack Roush is a member of the governing board of The Great Race, a road rally event held annually.
Jack Roush began his career back in 1964 as an engineer for Ford Motor Company. In the end however, he left Ford to pursue his own interest in engine development and engineering. In 1976 Roush formed Jack Roush Performance Engineering, and later "Roush Racing" in 1988.
Roush industries is a supplier of engineering and development support services. In essence, Roush performance joins engineering expertise, and R&D with the motorsports experience of Roush racing to manufacture complete performance vehicles, various parts, production parts, tooling, paint services, and even crate engines.
Located in Michigan and North Carolina, Roush Racing's engine facilities supply the massive horsepower to several other teams.