NASCAR goes 21st century with unleaded fuel

The New York Times has reported that NASCAR will be using unleaded fuel for its vehicles starting in 2008.
Though the organization is exempt from the 1970 Clean Air Act (which requires all automobiles to use unleaded fuel), NASCAR apparently has been searching for an alternative to the high-octane leaded fuel for some time. Its Research and Development (R&D) team believes it finally has it in Sunoco 260 GTX.

''Sunoco came up with a formula that really seems to do the job,'' said Gary Nelson, NASCAR's vice president for research and development. ''It does a very good job inside the engine.'' You know, it like, combusts and stuff when compressed near a spark.

[Source: Associated Press via New York Times via Happy News]

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