Mobil 1 and Mobil Delvac 1 Brands Increase Support for NASCAR Race to Green Initiative

  • Promoting sustainability and environmental awareness, Mobil 1 will begin providing lubricant and fuel-efficiency technology expertise to the NASCAR TV broadcast compound vehicles and power generators
  • The "Official Motor Oil of NASCAR" is entering year two as a NASCAR Race to Green partner
  • Tony Stewart joined Mobil 1 for a special NASCAR Race to Green appearance at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, April 23

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Friday, April 24, 2015 2:30 pm EDT

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RICHMOND, Va.
"Having an Official Partner like Mobil 1 gives us an advantage not only in sustainability, but also in the ability to improve areas of our operations where better fuel efficiency is a priority"

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second consecutive season, Mobil 1™ – which proudly serves as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR® – will support the NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative as an official program partner.

Building on last year’s conversion of NASCAR’s fleet-and-service vehicles to fuel-efficient motor oils, Mobil 1 will expand its participation in the program and begin offering lubricant and fuel-efficiency technology capabilities to the vehicles and generators of the NASCAR TV broadcast compound. The broadcast compound consists of 36 generators and 50+ vehicles, including tractor trailers and golf carts. ExxonMobil motor oils with fuel efficiency benefits include Mobil 1™ Advanced Fuel Economy, which can help increase engine efficiency and improve fuel economy by up to 2 percent*, and Mobil Delvac 1™ LE 5W-30, which is shown to enhance fuel economy potential in heavy-duty diesel engines**.

“The relationship between ExxonMobil and NASCAR continues to grow as we find new ways to support NASCAR Green,” said Artis Brown, global motorsports manager at ExxonMobil. “We have proven our lubricant technology expertise on the race track with more than half of all NASCAR teams choosing Mobil 1 motor oil.”

In 2014, as a first-time NASCAR Race to Green partner, Mobil 1 began converting NASCAR’s 72 fleet-and-service vehicles and 36 power generators to Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy and Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30. This collection of vehicles included the Air Titan 2 track-drying systems, which received Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy, as well as several diesel haulers that were converted to Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30.

“Having an Official Partner like Mobil 1 gives us an advantage not only in sustainability, but also in the ability to improve areas of our operations where better fuel efficiency is a priority,” said Michael Lynch, vice president of Green Innovation and STEM Platforms for NASCAR.

To broaden ExxonMobil’s support of NASCAR Race to Green, Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SS will be adorned with a special Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy logo on the vehicle’s rear panel during the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 on Saturday, April 25.

“In four seasons working with ExxonMobil, our entire Stewart-Haas Racing team has seen significant efficiency and performance benefits on the race track, helping us to two Sprint Cup Series championships,” said Stewart. “Mobil 1 lending this same lubricant technology expertise to the NASCAR Green program is important as we work to improve sustainability in racing.”

Additionally, Mobil 1 is backing NASCAR Race to Green’s recently launched carbon calculator. The green educational tool, created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, will live on the NASCAR Green website and help racing fans understand their carbon footprint. The tool will also offer a variety of actions to reduce one’s carbon footprint, as well as efficiency and conservation tips from top NASCAR Race to Green partners, including Mobil 1.

The green initiatives of Mobil 1 extend beyond NASCAR Race to Green. Since 2004, ExxonMobil has supported Earth 911 to help consumers with the challenge of proper used oil disposal. Through its website, www.Earth911.com, consumers can find relevant information about reducing, re-using and recycling their used products in general, and identify nearby locations specifically for used oil collection. For tips on responsible used oil recycling, visit www.MobilOil.com.

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.

*Savings would be based on 0.2-2.3 percent potential fuel economy improvement obtained by switching from higher viscosity oils to a 0W-20 or 0W-30 grade. Actual savings are dependent upon vehicle/engine type, outside temperature, driving conditions and your current engine oil viscosity.
**Relative to conventional 15W-40 engine oil. Actual fuel economy improvement is dependent on vehicle/equipment type, outside temperature, driving conditions and your current fluid viscosity.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

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.

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