ExxonMobil and Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. Extend Lubricant Technology Partnership

Renewal agreement continues successful partnership built on performance and efficiency benefits of Mobil 1 motor oils

  • The TRD-specific Mobil 1 motor oils technology deliver outstanding protection, performance and power via unique formulation
  • In the 2013 season, teams using TRD-supplied NASCAR engines with Mobil 1 technology claimed 12 fastest lap times, 12 pole positions and 14 Sprint Cup wins
  • In NASCAR’s top three series, Mobil 1 racing lubricant technology is chosen by more than 50 percent of race teams
  • Mobil 1 advanced, fully synthetic motor oil keeps engines running like new by reducing wear and keeping surfaces clean


Friday, November 22, 2013 10:17 am EST


"We are excited to renew our partnership with a company that has such deep expertise in racing technology"

FAIRFAX, Va. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Underscoring the performance benefits of high-quality motor oil technology, ExxonMobil has renewed their multi-year technological partnership with Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD). ExxonMobil will continue to provide its Mobil 1 racing oil technology to TRD-supported NASCAR teams.

Since the 2010 season, TRD-supplied NASCAR engines have been filled with specifically customized synthetic motor oil based on the same technology of Mobil 1 engine oils. The TRD-specific Mobil 1 motor oils deliver outstanding power via unique low-friction synthetic lubricant technology and anti-wear additives to protect and extend the life of engine hardware during high-performance applications.

“We are excited to renew our partnership with a company that has such deep expertise in racing technology,” said David Wilson, acting president and general manager, TRD, U.S.A. “Mobil 1 experts, utilizing the resources of one of the world’s leading racing oil suppliers, will continue to help ensure that our team’s engines are running at peak performance, ultimately helping us win more races.”

This season alone, teams using TRD-supplied NASCAR engines with Mobil 1 technology have claimed 12 fastest lap times, 12 pole positions, and 14 Sprint Cup wins. NASCAR Sprint Cup teams that currently utilize TRD technology with Mobil 1 motor oil include Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing.

The racing oils designed for TRD represent the latest in synthetic racing oil technology and are intended to help deliver maximum horsepower with open and restrictor plate race-engine applications.

“The close relationship between ExxonMobil and motorsports provides a unique platform to test new lubricant technology and to prove the performance and endurance of Mobil 1,” said ExxonMobil Motorsports Manager, Artis Brown. “At the same time, partnering with the expert engine builders at TRD gives us an additional platform to demonstrate the benefits of our products. This agreement with TRD showcases the engine performance and protection that Mobil 1 racing oil technology delivers for NASCAR drivers and other competitive motorsports drivers.”

The extended partnership with TRD complements Mobil 1’s “Official Motor Oil of NASCAR” status and ExxonMobil’s lubricant technology relationship with Stewart-Haas Racing and sponsorship of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In NASCAR’s top three series, Mobil 1 racing lubricant technology is chosen by more than 50 percent of race teams for exceptional engine performance and protection.

For more information about this partnership renewal and Mobil 1, go to www.mobil1.com.

About Mobil 1 in Motorsports

The Mobil 1 brand’s history in motorsports officially began in 1978 with a sponsorship of Williams Formula One Racing Team. From that time, the presence of Mobil 1 technology on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. Today, Mobil 1 synthetic oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions by automotive technicians, race car drivers, team owners and the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

Along with its status as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR, Mobil 1 enjoys a long association with many of world's most popular and successful race teams, including Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Formula One team, Corvette Racing’s American LeMans Series team, Tony Stewart Racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup — the world’s fastest international one-make series.

About Mobil 1

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobil1.com and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil and Mobil 1 are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

About Toyota Racing Development

Powering all of Toyota’s American racing programs is TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Salisbury, N.C. A subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., TRD serves as the North American racing arm for design, development and assembly of Toyota’s factory racing engines.


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