Charlotte engine failures
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#1 May 26, 2013
So Kyle Busch lost an engine AGAIN, this time at Charlotte which is known to be very hard on engines due to the sustained high revs.
If I drove a Toyota which has continuing reliability problems with engines, with several past failures on MY car, I would ask the engine builder to make the Charlotte engine have maximum torque and power at 9,000 RPM and gear the car for that, with a rev limiter.
It might be a little slower but that is a lot better than blowing up.
#2 May 27, 2013
The Charlotte race is ridiculously long. Too many
guys, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, and
others' engines couldn't stand the strain. They
should cut this stupid race from 600 to 500 miles.
#3 May 28, 2013
Leave it at 600 miles and let the engine builders figure it out.
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