At Sunday's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, half the engines circling the track at nearly 200 mph will have come from a small factory in the Santa Clarita hills.
That's where Honda engineers prepared for their showdown with Chevrolet, which supplies the other half of the engines for this weekend's contest.
The rivalry between manufacturers is a race within the race, for bragging rights and for the Engine Manufacturer Championship of the 16-race Verizon IndyCar Series. Both Honda and Chevrolet see important business benefits from investing millions of dollars in IndyCar racing annually.
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