Racing Oil Tidbits
Race teams use lower-viscosity
oil with more friction modifiers
to qualify. Then they change to a
higher-viscosity oil for the race.
Racing teams go through racing
oil at the rate of about 2,130 qts.
of oil per car, per season.
In a typical NASCAR race, oil
temps can run as high as 320
Pit crews bring about 60 qts. of
oil to every race.
Teams analyze the oil after every
race. They check for viscosity
change, the level of metals worn
away, oxidation (indicates how
the oil held up to heat) and additive