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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: 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: The bump stops here

October 29, 2013, Kim Hyde for , NASCAR.COM

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Shock specialist valuable factor in Gordon's success

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors simply can't risk a substandard shock setup. It literally can be the difference between a 30th-place finish or tasting the champagne in Victory Lane. Most teams employs at least one shock specialist who is charged with finding the right combination that will allow the car to get as low to the ground as possible without dragging the nose of the Gen-6 model. Hendrick Motorsport crew chief Alan Gustafson relies on veteran shock specialist Chris Golder to make sure Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet SS has precise handling and comfort from Martinsville to Texas and everywhere else on the circuit. Golder, 33, grew up in Alpharetta, Ga., greasing his passion for restoring cars alongside his dad who owned an automotive repair shop. Working at the shop through high school and college, Golder says, helped him gain the majority of his mechanical knowledge and experience. ... Read More

Shock specialist valuable factor in Gordon's success

Read more: Mobil 1 Technology Hub NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors simply can't risk a substandard shock setup. It literally can be the difference between a 30th-place finish or tasting the champagne in Victory Lane. Most teams employs at least one shock specialist who is charged with finding the right combination that will allow the car ... Read More

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