One-way clutch performance is dependent on its mating races. If a race fails, the clutch fails. Accurate structural analysis of the race is necessary to expedite the clutch system design. Several equations are available for this purpose. Sauzedde  presented hoop stress equations for the outer race based on the work of Timoshenko . The objective of this work is to verify the results of these stress equations. This will be accomplished by comparing the stress results from a series of finite element analysis models to the results of the equations. Good agreement between the two methods has been found.