SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - NASCAR teams saw few problems during testing
for the new electronic fuel injection cars that will be standard in
the series next year.
All four of the Sprint Cup car manufacturers - Toyota,
Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge - underwent extensive on-track testing
Thursday at Kentucky Speedway.
NASCAR officials say the new fuel injection system will have
safeguards to make sure teams can't tamper with them in an attempt
to improve engine performance.
The move also puts the series in line with what's available on
showroom floors across the country. NASCAR has used carburetors for
decades even though the technology has long been gone from mass
Driver Kevin Harvick says it will have little effect on
performance but makes the cars more "relevant" to consumers.