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]