1. A method for controlling a vehicle engine, the engine being coupled to a transmission, comprising:
in response to a first operating condition, restarting the engine by engaging an engine starter and at least partially engaging
the transmission to assist in spinning-up of the engine from rest while a vehicle is traveling;
adjusting at least one of a throttle position, spark advance, cam angle, and fuel timing in response to a second operating
condition during the engine restarting; and
further comprising adjusting the throttle position responsive to an operator torque demand.