The engine builder who accumulates the most “MAHLE Points” in each event will receive $2,500. At the conclusion of the season, the top engine builder who has accumulated the greatest number of “MAHLE Points” will be awarded $20,000.
Points will be awarded for qualifying and finishing position. Qualifying points will be awarded based on qualifying 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 based on finishing position as follows: 1st – 15 points, 2nd – 14 points, 3rd – 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 more 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 a leading global development partner for the automotive and engine industry, MAHLE offers unique systems competence in the combustion engine and engine peripherals. In North America, MAHLE will have more than 10,000 employees in 27 locations committed to fulfilling the high requirements on development competence, quality, reliability, delivery and thus ensuring good and trustworthy relationships with our customers and suppliers.