California Speedway oval is hard for man and machine
FONTANA, Calif. -- If your engine can make it at California Speedway, it can make it anywhere.
The Nextel Cup races on the 2-mile oval are tough on the motors. It's constantly high RPMs for 500 miles (250 laps). Blowing an engine is a common sight. In 13 previous Cup races at Fontana, 44 cars have suffered an engine failure.
The key is making all the parts last while still generating enough power to run up front. But crews have a new fuel to factor into the mix for the Auto Club ...
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