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General Discussions => Race Talk => Topic started by: Cheryl on June 23, 2009, 06:56:17 PM

Title: More Rumors
Post by: Cheryl on June 23, 2009, 06:56:17 PM
They've been talking about the possibility of crate motors on XM for the last couple of weeks.  Here's another rumor from Mike Mulhern:

"Spec Engines for NNS/Trucks? Detroit's NASCAR people are talking with NASCAR officials about a new 'spec' engine ('crate' engine) program for the Truck and Nationwide series, which could be supplied by a 'consortium' of engineers from the four NASCAR car makers, Toyota, Ford, Dodge and Chevry. However NASCAR executives have so far shown little interest in such a program. According to one Detroit executive, such a 'spec' engine program could provide competitive Truck and Nationwide engines to a team for perhaps as little as $600,000 for the season.(mikemulhern.net)(6-22-2009)"