Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Educates Us About Oil Technology

Most don’t know but there is a new oil standard coming to town soon and Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil is on top of the trend.  Modern motor oils are designed to protect catalytic converters.  Federal EPA requirements have led to a reduction in anti-wear additives like zinc, phosphorous, and sulfur in API certified engine oils.  As a result, the oil you buy today is not the same as it was 10 years ago.  For 2011, API certified oils will change again to meet current emissions standards.  While this is good for your catalytic converters, it’s bad news for your racing engine.

Racing engines see more RPM, higher loads and increased temperatures compared to stock engines, so racing engine oil requires higher levels of the above ingredients to prevent premature part failure.  This is especially true for flat tappet engines and Joe Gibbs Driven has a line of oil specifically designed to meet these needs.  Typical API SM oils feature around 750 PPM of ZDDP, while Joe Gibbs Driven offers nearly 2500 PPM.  This means better protection on the engine you just spent your life savings building.  Joe Gibbs Driven Oils supply a wide array of lubricants, including semi-synthetic, Petroleum-based, fully-synthetic, conventional and even gear oil.

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Mark Gearhart

In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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