Nationwide Series today has changed rules today that is going to knock 15 horsepower out of engines. This is in response to Toyota winning 14 out the first 21 Nationwide Series races this year.
The new rules in section 20A -- 5.10.4 are:
<blockquote>"At all Events, unless otherwise specified, all engines with a cylinder bore spacing less than 4.470 inches must compete using a tapered spacer with four (4) 1.125-inch diameter holes. At all Events, unless otherwise specified, all engines with a cylinder bore spacing of 4.470 inches or more must compete using a tapered spacer with four (4) 1.100-inch diameter holes. Unless otherwise authorized, the carburetor restrictor will be issued by NASCAR."</blockquote>
In other news....
ESPN, in a change of its policy, is now going to allow Rusty Wallace to own a Sprint Cup team and still be able to keep his announcing duties.