Following NASCAR's announcement today regarding the partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems to develop and integrate fuel injection systems into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2012 season, Chevrolet and key partner Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR)/Richard Childress Racing (RCR) issued the following statements:
Statement by Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports: "We are pleased to see NASCAR's announcement regarding the incorporation of fuel injection in 2012. One of our key priorities at Chevrolet is to incorporate relevant technologies into our race cars that link to our production cars. Now, our focus is to work with NASCAR, our teams and engineers to prepare for the implementation of fuel injection targeting 2012."
Statement by Danny Lawrence, ECR Trackside Manager: "We've been working on a number of different fuel injection units at ECR to be prepared in every direction when NASCAR announced its decision. We've had success with our current fuel injection system in the Grand-Am Series Daytona Prototype division, as recently as last month at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. ECR has been working closely with General Motors, which is known to have the best systems out there, so now that NASCAR has announced its decision, we're ready to start hammering on it. RCR/ECR was fortunate enough to earn the first wins ever with the Chevrolet SB2 engine and the R07 engine so our goal is to keep that 'first' streak alive with our fuel injected Chevrolet."
-source: team chevy