BROADVIEW, Ill. (October 25, 2011) — Robert Bosch L.L.C. will be the exclusive supplier of oxygen sensors to NASCAR when it switches from carburetion to fuel injection in 2012.
Beginning with the 2012 Daytona 500, all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race car engines will be fuel injected, and Bosch will supply special wide-band oxygen sensors specific to NASCAR race cars that will provide data to the fuel injection engine management system.
“We are pleased to partner with Bosch to ensure a seamless transition as we move to fuel-injected engines and outfit each car with two oxygen sensors,” said Robin Pemberton, vice president, NASCAR competition. “This technology will provide the opportunity for greater fuel efficiency and maximize each race team's ability to get the most performance from their fuel-injected engines.”
Bosch developed and introduced the automotive oxygen sensor in 1976.