ESPN's Ray Evernham answers your questions
Whether it's about replacing an engine or discussing Dodge's new engine, Gillett Evernham Motorsports co-owner Ray Evernham has the answers to your questions.
NASCAR Icons readers filled the mailbag with questions for ESPN analyst Ray Evernham and he responded to some of the best ones below.
Elma, N.Y. Evernham: Just design parameters. NASCAR is trying to get all engine manufacturers in a kind of a single design parameter of camshaft, cylinder head design, things like that. So with that said this new motor has a different combustion chamber, a little bit different cylinder head, it's a physically lighter motor and it should allow us to continue to improve the performance of the Dodge engine. We're still waiting on confirmation on when the new one can be used.
In NHRA teams can remove, rebuild a motor and driveline in less than an hour. If you lose a motor during a race can you do a quick engine swap and come back out to regain some points?
Jeff Gordon got squeezed into his pit box twice at Loudon and it cost him valuable track position. What is the rule on alignment in the pit box when entering and exiting?
What is the tape on race tires for?