NASCAR plans to take engines after MichiganUPDATE NASCAR took 16 engines from Sprint Cup teams during the Michigan International Speedway race weekend to conduct horsepower tests. NASCAR typically checks the horsepower of engines at least once a year to make sure that no manufacturer has a significant advantage - it's called Managed Racing.
Chevrolet engines taken were those from Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Engines), Tony Stewart (Hendrick), Kevin Harvick (Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies) and Juan Pablo Montoya (ECR).
Toyotas taken were Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing engines), Reed Sorenson (Toyota Racing Development), Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota Racing Development), Marcos Ambrose (Toyota Racing Development), Joe Nemechek (Triad) and non-qualifier Dave Blaney (Triad).
Dodges taken were Sam Hornish (Penske), Brad Keselowski (Penske) and the non-qualifier J.J. Yeley (former Richard Petty Motorsports engines).
Fords taken were Carl Edwards (Roush Yates Engines), Kasey Kahne (Roush Yates) and Patrick Carpentier (Roush Yates). Scenedaily.com
08/15/10 NASCAR will confiscate at least 18 Sprint Cup engines following this weekend to run on the dynamometers at their technical center back in Concord, N.C. The engines of the #46 and 66 cars that failed to qualify for the Carfax 400 were taken by officials on Friday. "They want to see where everyone stands in comparison," said Tony Furr, crew chief of the #46 car. Another motor man was told by an official that it would be "the largest lot of engines" NASCAR has ever tested and they expected to be "dynoing engines until after Bristol." Fox Sports
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