Originally Posted by Inmem58
An engine with lighter connecting rods can accelerate faster than one with heavier connecting rods. Less rotating mass. If it was just "1" rod I don't see a big difference in acceleration speed, but all 8 rods can be very significant.
Even if it was one rod and there was no significant differences, NASCAR takes engine penalties very serious, this will hurt Toyotas reputation as well.
Also I know he dominated the race, but saying "It wasn't even close" is an error with words. Kayne was a second back?