Mobil 1 Returning To NHRA With Kalitta Motorsports

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Mobil 1 has become the official lubricant partner of Kalitta Motorsports. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Mobil 1 has become the official lubricant partner of Kalitta Motorsports. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Mobil 1 is returning to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series after inking a multi-year agreement with Kalitta Motorsports.

The deal, in partnership with Toyota Racing Development, makes ExxonMobil Kalitta Motorsports’ official lubricant partner. Mobil 1 racing oil will be used in all of Kalitta Motorsports Nitro Funny Cars and Top Fuel cars.

“We are thrilled to announce this new agreement and be part of the return of Mobil 1 to NHRA,” said Chad Head, Kalitta Motorsports General Manager. “The Kalitta team, led by Connie Kalitta, for more than 60 years, has pushed the boundaries of innovation in motorsports. We have been working closely with the Mobil 1 team to develop, test and prove an innovative new range of lubricants for our race cars. Our goal is to win a championship and we’re excited to partner with Mobil 1 and their team of engineers and scientists to help us get there.”

As part of the arrangement, Mobil 1 has developed a new drag racing motor oil. Kalitta Motorsports will utilize the drag racing motor oil in addition to other lubricants while also receiving engineering support.

“NHRA is one of the most extreme forms of motorsports on the planet, and it is the perfect place to showcase the performance of our advanced Mobil 1 synthetic lubricant technologies,” said Kai Decker, global motorsports and sponsorships manager at ExxonMobil. “ExxonMobil last competed in the NHRA back in the 1990s. Our return to the NHRA is the result of a true development and competition partnership between TRD, Kalitta Motorsports and our motorsports technology team at ExxonMobil Engineering and Research Company.”