Kyle Busch Brings Toyota Racing Development Their 6th MAHLE Engine Builder of The Race Award of 2016 at Kansas Speedway

Farmington Hills, MI… June 6, 2016, – Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 M&M’s Red Nose Toyota Camry to victory last month in the Go Bowling 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. With the Busch victory, it was Toyota Racing Development earning their sixth MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Race win in 11 races this season.

MAHLE introduced the NASCAR® Engine Builder of the Race program in 2010. The engine builder who accumulates the most "MAHLE Points" in each event will receive $5,500. At the conclusion of the season, the top engine builder who has accumulated the greatest number of "MAHLE Points" will be awarded $100,000. Points are awarded for qualifying and finishing position. The points are as follows: 1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points and 3rd - 1 point. If an ineligible team (one that does not run the decal) finishes among the top three, such team will NOT receive the qualifying points and the qualifying points will "roll over" to the next eligible team.

Engine builders for each of the top-15 finishing teams will receive points as follows: 1st - 15 points, 2nd - 14 points, 13 points, etc,. down to 15th place, which receives one (1) point. There is also a 5-point bonus for the team that leads the most laps. In the event an engine builder prepares engines for ore than one team, the points will be accrued by the team and may not be combined. In the event an ineligible team finishes among the top 15 positions, such team will NOT receive the finishing points and such finishing points will "roll over" to the next eligible team.

At the conclusion of the season, in the event there is a tie for first, the engine builder whose team has the highest NASCAR season-end point total will be the recipient of the award. As of today, Toyota Racing Development and Hendrick Engines are leading in points.

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