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NASCAR uses Mobil 1 to increase fuel efficiency

April 04, 2014, News release,

Mobil 1 named official partner of the NASCAR Race to Green initiative

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Beginning this April, Mobil 1 will begin converting NASCAR's 65 fleet-and-service vehicles (and 16 generators) to Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30.  As part of this effort, Mobil 1™, the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR®, has been named an official partner of the NASCAR RACE TO GREEN™ initiative.

"Leveraging our industry-leading technology and engineering resources, we're proud to offer NASCAR some of the most innovative lubricant and specialty products and services that help deliver tangible performance- and sustainability-related benefits," said Artis Brown, global motorsports manager at ExxonMobil. "Our line of advanced lubricating oils and greases can help increase equipment operating efficiency and engine fuel economy, and help contribute to reduced energy and resource use, lower emissions, and cost savings for industrial equipment and machinery, as well as passenger and commercial vehicle engines."

To kick-off the partnership, Tony Stewart -- driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS -- and NASCAR officials will introduce the engines of select vehicles to Mobil 1 engine oils at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, April 4, just before that weekend's Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

• Showcasing the road car accompaniment to his No. 14 Chevy, Stewart will ceremoniously top-off a 2014 Chevrolet SS with Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy.
• Michael Lynch, vice president of Green Innovation for NASCAR, will ceremoniously fill an Air Titan 2.0 track-drying system with Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and one of NASCAR's hauler trucks with Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30.

"Mobil 1 has been an exemplary official partner, especially when considering their expertise in lubricant technology," said Michael Lynch, vice president of Green Innovation for NASCAR. "Having their support for our RACE TO GREEN program makes our green efforts that much more impactful, while affording us the chance to utilize even more of their premium products for our vehicle fleet."

To finish the weekend, on Monday, April 7, Tony Stewart will pilot a No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Chevy SS with special Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy branding on the vehicle's rear panel.

"After working with ExxonMobil lubricant engineers for three seasons, I've seen first-hand how well they know the value of engine oils to fuel economy—whether it's for me on the track or for consumers driving to and from the track," said Stewart. "Since Stewart-Haas Racing and Mobil 1 began our relationship, the entire SHR team has seen improved fuel mileage, resulting in our drivers being able to go longer between pit stops."

Designed for gasoline-fueled vehicles, Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy is engineered with a proprietary blend of high performance synthetic basestocks fortified with a precisely balanced component additive system. The low viscosity, advanced full synthetic formulation helps to increase engine efficiency and can improve fuel economy*. Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy provides the high-temperature protection of higher viscosity oils while offering the best fuel economy in the Mobil 1 line.

Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 is a low-viscosity, synthetic diesel engine oil that is formulated to deliver outstanding engine protection and valuable sustainability-related benefits, including enhanced fuel economy* potential and long drain intervals. It is recommended for diesel-powered commercial vehicles, such as, trucks, buses, vans and a range of off-highway equipment used in the construction, mining and agriculture industries.