Sure, working in a Winston Cup engine shop has its disadvantages: long hours, constant pressure to find horsepower, having to throw out your wardrobe every time the team changes sponsors. But there are plusses too, namely an R&D budget to find ways to go ever faster. So you can have your cake and eat it too, Circle Track polled some of the top minds in the engine-building industry for their tips on making power. Feel free to take credit for these little nuggets of wisdom at the track ... we'll never tell.

Check 'em out in the sidebars below.