Post-race engine tear-down process revised

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Revises Post-Race Engine Tear-Down Procedures; Inspecting Engines At Research And Development Center Should Prove More Cost-Saving And Beneficial To The Industry DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 1, 2009) -- In a move that ...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Revises Post-Race Engine Tear-Down Procedures; Inspecting Engines At Research And Development Center Should Prove More Cost-Saving And Beneficial To The Industry

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 1, 2009) -- In a move that should be more cost-saving to the industry and help enhance the inspection process, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will begin conducting its post-race engine tear-down at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.

"Along with cost savings, this will provide our officials and teams with the means to analyze the engines in a more controlled setting," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "We have been moving towards doing this in the past, and as the stakes continue to rise in our sport, we believe it's the most effective way of doing things."

As part of its post-race inspection, NASCAR typically tears down the engines of the event's top-two finishers, in addition to a random car. The height and weight measurements, in addition to the shock and gear inspections, will still take place at the track following the race. Post-race inspection of the engines at the R&D Center will remain open for observation as it did at the race track. Should any violations be discovered during the tear-down process, forthcoming penalties will be handled just as they have before through the NASCAR competition department.

-credit: nascar

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