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Here's how NASCAR gets an image problem
Posted by: coyotewhacker
Date: July 23, 2008 12:55PM
As I understand the rules of the game, the idea is to make a car that will go faster with a good driver. Looks like the Toyota people are simply smarter than the goood ole USA engine makers and get rewarded for their ingenuity by having to move backward.....Here's how NASCAR deals with a foreign engine maker that figured out a way to beat the Americans at their own game:

NASCAR Squeezes Horsepower Down on Toyota Motors

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Jul 23, 11:07 AM (ET)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -NASCAR tried to even out the competition in the Nationwide Series on Wednesday by ordering all teams using Toyota motors to squeeze down their horsepower before this weekend's race in Indianapolis.

Toyota has won 14 of 21 races this season in the Nationwide Series, and all but one of them came in Camry's fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing. The exception was JGR driver Kyle Busch's victory at Charlotte in May in a car fielded by Braun Racing.

NASCAR recently sent 10 different motors for testing, and found that David Reutimann's Toyota was the best with an estimated 3 percent horsepower advantage over the competition.


A man has got to know his limitations.
"Dirty Harry" Callaghan

Re: Here's how NASCAR gets an image problem
Posted by: foggy324
Date: July 27, 2008 12:34PM
Chevrolet has an engine that is equal to Toyotas , its called the R07, but they are not allowed to use it in the Nationwide series. They are still required to use their old motors that were designed in the sixties. Thus Nascar limited Toyotas horsepower to keep the competition more even.Toyotas design was allowed to begin with, because they hadn't used it enough to realize it's capabilities. In the cup series their about the same H.P. Gregg:crazy:

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