At the NASCAR Cup Series level, teams are trying to get any extra horsepower they can. Earnhardt Childress Racing uses its engine development philosophy to find half, one and two-horsepower gains for its Chevrolet R07.2 5.8L V8 engine.
Connecting rods are some of the hardest working parts inside an engine. Fortunately, rod failures from severe overloading don’t happen that often. However, they can occur in racing or extreme street performance applications. So here's what you need to know.
Banks Racing Engines specializes in late-model stock engines for the Whelen All-American series, which recently made rule changes that require engine rebuilds. Shop owner Billy Banks is updating one engine at a time to get his customers ready for race season.