NASCAR: Toyota Engines Removed For Testing

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior Writer IJuly 11, 2008

Following another dominant performance by Kyle Busch at Friday's Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, NASCAR is stepping in and taking action.

Toyota won and finished with four of the top-five cars.

Nine engines are being removed from cars for transport to and testing at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Reports have been that the engines are coming from Toyota cars.

NASCAR is planning the test to determine if Toyota has a competitive advantage this season.

There have been at least thirteen wins in the Nationwide Series and seven wins in the Sprint Cup Series this season by Toyota-powered cars—Most of the wins by Joe Gibbs Racing.

Here's a prediction for you: Look for NASCAR to confiscate some of the engines from Sprint Cup cars tomorrow after the 400. Once NASCAR figures out what advantage Toyota has over the other makes, there may be rule changes made to restore a competitive balance.