NASCAR teams get first look at fuel injection

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

produced vehicles.

Driver Kevin Harvick says it will have little effect on

performance but makes the cars more "relevant" to consumers.