One engine rule annouced for 2002

NASCAR today announced that beginning in 2002, Winston Cup Series teams must use the same engine to qualify and race. No longer would purpose built 'qualifying' engines be allowed. In the event the engine used to qualify the car does not start...

NASCAR today announced that beginning in 2002, Winston Cup Series teams must use the same engine to qualify and race. No longer would purpose built 'qualifying' engines be allowed.

In the event the engine used to qualify the car does not start the race, then at the desretion of the Winston Cup Series director, the starting position will be relinquished and the car will drop to the rear of the field prior to the start of the race.

Certain events during the 2002 season may require ammendments to this rule according to NASCAR. The Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races and the Coca-Cola 600 are two possible ones.

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