MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year Awarded during Champion’s Week: Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Yates Engines and Joe Gibbs Racing Take Home the Prize

Farmington Hills, Michigan, December 14, 2015 – MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. announced the 2015 MAHLE Engine Builders of the Year for the NASCAR® Sprint® Cup Series, Xfinity® Series and Camping World® Truck Series. The MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year award is presented to the top engine builder in each of the NASCAR series who accumulated the most points based on qualifying, laps led and finishing position.

Sam Vernatter of Hendrick Motorsports was awarded the 2015 MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year title for the Sprint Cup Series. The award for the Sprint Cup Series was based on the outstanding performance of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, driven by Kevin Harvick. The No. 4 car earned 456 points.

“It’s a huge honor to accept Hendrick Motorsports’ nineteenth Engine Builder of the Year award. We have one of the top teams in this sport and we’re thrilled to be recognized like this,” Vernatter said. The award marks Hendrick Motorsports’ fourth consecutive time winning the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year for the Sprint Cup Series.

Doug Yates of Roush Yates Engines received the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year Award for the NASCAR Xfinity Series based on the performance of No. 22 Penske Ford Fusion, driven by Joey Logano. The No. 22 car earned 459 points.

"Engine Builder of the Year is an exceptional accomplishment,” said Yates. “We are delighted to again be recognized as one of the top engine builders in the sport.”

Mark Cronquist from Joe Gibbs Racing was awarded the MAHLE Engine Builder of the Year for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series based on the performance of the No. 4 ToyotaCare/Dollar General Toyota Tundra driven by Erik Jones. The No. 4 truck earned 303 points.

“It is a tremendous honor to bring the Engine Builder of the Year award back to Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Cronquist. “Many thanks to MAHLE for consistently providing quality products that continue to out-perform every year.”

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