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TRD tweaks engines for speed's sake

Updated: June 14, 2013, 12:54 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- A week after decreasing power in favor of durability, Toyota Racing Development is adjusting engines on some of the six Sprint Cup cars it supplies to recapture speed.

Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin, who needs to win races to become a Chase contender after missing four races with a back injury, in particular will get more power.

"Hamlin will be a little more full blown," Jimmy Makar, vice president for race operations at JGR, told ESPN.com on Friday.

Hamlin, ...

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