Between Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and others, Hendrick Motorsports has dominated recent Sprint Cup results.
Before assembling an engine against the clock, students must review the collection of carefully laid-out parts.
Valvoline products blend with other manufacturer's contributions to create the complete V8 power plant.
The engine casing has its piston rods already installed before the crankshaft is lowered into position early in the process.
The basic, sealed engine block and casing waits for students to begin complete engine assembly.
The ever-present clock tracks the progress of engine building students to see how fast their work comes together.
Once assembled, the compelte V8 engine can be fueled and started. This winning entrant ran long and loud in the workshop.