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Tech Center: Racing's secret ingredient

October 30, 2013, , NASCAR.COM

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Synthetic lubricants play an integral role in racing

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub Few companies have been involved in motorsports as long as ExxonMobil, the makers of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil. The Mobil 1 brand’s history in motorsports officially began in 1978. From that time, the presence of Mobil 1 technology on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. Today, synthetic oils are the standard for a variety of lubrication needs for teams competing in NASCAR. Down to the molecular level, synthetic oils are specially formulated to withstand extreme temperatures, flow quickly to protect critical car parts and work to maximize efficiency and performance. With ExxonMobil renewing Mobil 1 as the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR and the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR, we’ll detail the development of Mobil 1 synthetic oil in the sport of stock car racing, which is now chosen by more than 50 percent of teams in NASCAR’s top three series. ... Read More

Synthetic lubricants play an integral role in racing

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub Few companies have been involved in motorsports as long as ExxonMobil, the makers of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil. The Mobil 1 brand’s history in motorsports officially began in 1978. From that time, the presence of Mobil 1 technology on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. Today, synt... Read More

Tech Center: Where there's a weld there's a way

October 30, 2013, Kim Hyde for , NASCAR.COM

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NASCAR vehicles demand quality welds

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub NASCAR race cars require hundreds of welds -- and every single one of them has to be perfect. At 200 mph and around every corner, race cars are pushed to the very limits. They have to be strong for safety, but light for performance. The cars built at Stewart-Haas Racing are no exception. Back at the shop, master fabricators such as Daniel Smith spend hours making sure every weld is just right. ... Read More

NASCAR vehicles demand quality welds

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub NASCAR race cars require hundreds of welds -- and every single one of them has to be perfect. At 200 mph and around every corner, race cars are pushed to the very limits. They have to be strong for safety, but light for performance. The cars built at Stewart-Haas Racing are no exception. Back at the shop, master fabricator... Read More

Tech Center: Brakes on Short tracks

August 19, 2013, Ron Lemasters Jr. , NASCAR.COM

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race cars feature three pedals, and all are important

The most important pedal, for reasons that really need no description, is the throttle. Without it, the car is a really slick static advertising panel worth a couple hundred thousand dollars. The clutch is important because it links up the 800-plus-horsepower engine to the transmission and turns it from slick advert panel to moving billboard. The third pedal, while not as sexy as the other two, is absolutely essential: the brake pedal. With Bristol Motor Speedway on the horizon, the brake pedal is going to be even more important than it already is. Richmond in a few weeks is the same way. Any short track is going to put a premium on braking, and even 1-mile tracks like New Hampshire are a brake tech’s worst nightmare. ... Read More

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race cars feature three pedals, and all are important

The most important pedal, for reasons that really need no description, is the throttle. Without it, the car is a really slick static advertising panel worth a couple hundred thousand dollars. The clutch is important because it links up the 800-plus-horsepower engine to the transmission and turns it from slick advert... Read More