Hendrick Motorsports Engine Shop: Stacking pennies

Hendrick Motorsports takes you behind the scenes of the NASCAR engine shop

This is part 2 of a 6 episode mini-series from Hendrick Motorsports. This week, they are taking you behind the scene of the NASCAR engine shop.

Watch the video below and go behind the scene of the Hendrick Motorsports engine shop.

“The experience of winning the Daytona 500 is a culmination of some 90+ days of work,” Jeff Andrews, vice-president of competition at Hendrick Motorsports explains.

Hendrick engines
Hendrick engines

“Even before the last race in Homestead is run, we have already started working on the 2018 season.”

“One tenth of a second is a tremendous pick-up in lap time. That’s 3-4 horsepower that it takes to make that tenth of a second up. Find that power, we refer to it as stacking pennies. We have to go out and find 5 things that are 1 horsepower. We don’t find 1 thing that is 5 horsepower with those type of engines.”

“It takes a lot of work and a lot of testing to make sure that you have a repeatable 3-5 horsepower gain. When we get there and you do run well down there and you are fortunate enough to win the race — It’s just this release of emotions.”

“We don’t have other races in out schedule where we have that much time, to prepare for that one event. It is a huge reward so to speak for all the work that’s gone on in the off-season.”

Hendrick Motorsports has won the Daytona 500 eight times.



Part 1: Hendrick Motorsports chassis shop (VIDEO)


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