DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning this April, ExxonMobil 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, ExxonMobil -- the company behind 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 ExxonMobil engine oils at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, April 4, just before that weekend’s Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
“ExxonMobil 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 Sunday, April 6, 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.
About Mobil 1 in Motorsports
The Mobil brand’s history in motorsports officially began in 1979 with a sponsorship of the 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 motor oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions by team owners and many of 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, McLaren Mercedes’ Formula One team, Corvette Racing’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 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.
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 Keeps Your Engine Running Like New.
*Fuel economy potential is dependent on vehicle/equipment type, outside temperature, driving conditions and the vehicle’s/equipment’s current fluid viscosity