WHAT KIND OF FUEL DO NASCAR ENGINES RUN ON?


NASCAR engines burn 110-octane leaded gasoline. Indy cars burn pure methanol (a.k.a. wood alcohol, CH3OH). Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars burn nitromethane (CH3NO2).According to Time.com–The 43 cars racing at the Daytona 500 will use an estimated 5,375 gallons of racing fuel, according to NASCAR. But don’t start panicking about greenhouse gases yet — while that’s a startling amount of gas, it’s actually only a small chunk of the 360 million gallons-plus of gas used daily in the U.S

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