ANN ARBOR, MI — Clevite Engine Parts has announced the Clevite Engine Builders of the Year for the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
Randy Dorton, director of engine development with Hendrick Motorsports and builder for the No. 24 car of Jeff Gordon, posthumously received the coveted Engine Builder of the Year Award for the NEXTEL Cup Series. Dorton’s award was formally announced at the yearly NEXTEL Cup Series banquet on December 3. Dorton’s wife, Dianne, accepted on his behalf. This is the second Clevite Engine Builder of the Year honor for Dorton.
Joe London of Chance 2 Motorsports and builder for the No. 8 car of Martin Truex, Jr., took home the award for the Busch Series and received a cash prize of $10,000. This is the first Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award for London.
Joey Arrington of Arrington Manufacturing and engine builder for the No. 1 truck of Ted Musgrave with Ultra Motorsports received his second Clevite Engine Builder of the Year nod for the Craftsman Truck Series along with a $10,000 cash prize for his achievement.
Clevite’s Engine Builder of the Year program began in 1985 as a competition for engine builders whose teams use Clevite 77 engine bearings in their racecars. Clevite Engine Parts uses various scoring criteria to rate the engine builders during 23 of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races that take place during the yearlong competition. Today, the Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award is heralded as one of the highest honors in the world of engine building.
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