Berea College Alumnus Jack Roush ’64 went from Mr. Fix-It in his college years to an enormously successful career in the drag-racing, road-racing and, eventually, NASCAR fields. Since 1998, Roush’s racing teams have won 325 races in the three NASCAR national touring series, more than any other car owner in history. On Feb. 1, 2019, he will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Roush was born in 1942 in Covington, Kentucky, just one year before his father left for World War II. He and his mother moved to Adams County, Ohio, where he grew up with little money and a dream to be an engineer. His high school superintendent introduced him to Berea College, where he majored in math, worked several campus jobs and met and married classmate Pauline Correll.
Roush credits his time and training at Berea with the success he has experienced in his career. Read the entire Herald-Leader article to learn more about Roush’s story and accomplishments.