Ilmor expands in NASCAR

Ilmor Engineering is expanding its activities in NASCAR with the announcement that it has signed a deal to build Dodge engines for Biagi Brothers Racing in the Busch Series. The team will be running cars for driver Mark Green. Back in 2004 Ilmor built Ford engines for the team.

Contrary to popular belief, Ilmor Engineering no longer builds Formula 1 engines for Mercedes-Benz. Last summer Ilmor changed its name to Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. Soon afterwards Ilmor founder Mario Illien started a new company called Ilmor with members of the original Ilmor's special project group.

Ilmor is building up business with Honda in the IRL and in 2007 hopes to enter the MotoGP series. There may also be Formula 1 projects again in the future.

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