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Mobil 1 Auto Tech: Full 'Guys and Gears' video series

May 09, 2014, , NASCAR.COM

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'Guys and Gears' gives you a behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook Periodically the Mobil 1 Tech Center will give you a behind-the-scenes look at various angles of the NASCAR industry. Come back for more installments of the 'Guys and Gears' video series Here's what 'Guys and Gears' has examined during the 2014 season: -- Exclusive video of new Air Titan 2.0 track dryer -- Behind-the-scenes look at 'Smoke' is the Bandit Trans-Am -- Exclusive video of the NASCAR Research and Development Center ... Read More

'Guys and Gears' gives you a behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook Periodically the Mobil 1 Tech Center will give you a behind-the-scenes look at various angles of the NASCAR industry. Come back for more installments of the 'Guys and Gears' video series Here's what 'Guys and Gears' has examined during the 2014 season: -- Exclusive video of new Air Titan 2.0 track dryer -... Read More

Mobil 1 Auto Tech: Inside the R&D Center

May 09, 2014, Ron LeMasters Jr. , NASCAR.COM

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See how Gene Stefanyshyn is affecting change at NASCAR's R&D Center

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook When it was first built, the NASCAR Research and Development Center was a work in progress. There was a need for an increased focus on safety, and this was the place to do it. They came up with the Car of Tomorrow, designed to better protect drivers in the event of a frontal impact, and they did a lot of work on energy absorbing foams and barriers on the other end. Today, more than 10 years after its founding, its purpose is still the same -- with a lot more added in. Led by NASCAR Vice-President of Innovation and Racing Development Gene Stefanyshyn, the NASCAR R&D Center is the place where the whole sport is being improved, tweaked, refined and analyzed. Stefanyshyn, with automotive industry chops and a monster IQ, has broken the mission of the R&D Center into five distinct areas, including its original purpose. ... Read More

See how Gene Stefanyshyn is affecting change at NASCAR's R&D Center

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook When it was first built, the NASCAR Research and Development Center was a work in progress. There was a need for an increased focus on safety, and this was the place to do it. They came up with the Car of Tomorrow, designed to better protect drivers in the event of a frontal impact, and they d... Read More

Mobil 1 Auto Tech: Looking forward at ... oil spills

April 09, 2014, Ron Lemasters Jr., for , NASCAR.COM

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FLIR technology helps clean-up crews spot problem areas quickly

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook The racing surfaces in NASCAR are, theoretically, pristine and clean and ready for the thunder and lightning that NASCAR has always brought on race day. That's the story, anyway. In reality, it's just like any other piece of asphalt or concrete: it has its clean parts and its not-so-clean parts. When you put 850-horsepower machines with slick tires on it, it gets grungy pretty quickly, and the thousands of fans contribute to it, spreading everything from hot dog wrappers to Coke syrup to … you get the idea. One of the substances that gets on the track and gums up the works is motor oil, and motor oil, like Mobil 1, of course, is great inside the engine, but not so grand when it escapes containment in a speed environment. Slippery doesn't begin to cover motor oil on the track. First of all, it is viscous, another word for thick, and it is a lubricant, which means it protects against heat and thermal breakdown. NASCAR tires aren't treaded; therefore, there's nothing to grab onto the asphalt or concrete. From there, it's on. The result is more spilled oil, a lot of metal and c... Read More

FLIR technology helps clean-up crews spot problem areas quickly

FOLLOW: Mobil 1 on Facebook The racing surfaces in NASCAR are, theoretically, pristine and clean and ready for the thunder and lightning that NASCAR has always brought on race day. That's the story, anyway. In reality, it's just like any other piece of asphalt or concrete: it has its clean parts and its not-so-clean parts. Wh... Read More