Performance Fuels

Sunoco Official Fuel of NASCAR

Top tier fuel for your everyday race

Sunoco Fuels meet the demands of high-performance drivers and the specifications of the Top Tier Detergent standards. Its enhanced gasoline detergency helps keep engines clean and ensures compliance with tight vehicle emissions requirements. Sunoco Fuels have the same detergent level as our NASCAR® fuel and helps your car run cleaner, longer, and more efficiently.

What's in your tank matters

Quality is just one of the reasons why the world's top drivers choose Sunoco fuels. Sunoco puts the same focus and care into the four fuel grades dispensed at its stations that it does for the race fuel that powers the fastest racing machines around the world. Whether you fill up with Diesel, Regular (87 octane), Plus (89 octane), Premium (91 octane), or Ultra® 93 grade of fuel, rest assured you’re getting the very best at your local Sunoco gas station.

 

Sunoco Benefits

What goes into your tank matters. The Sunoco Fuels detergent package keeps fuel systems and engine components cleaner, helping your car run more efficiently. To learn about all the benefits of Sunoco Fuels, read the articles below.

5 Tips for Safely and Comfortable Tackling Extreme Road Trips

  • Gear Patrol Studios
  • December 5, 2022

Filmmaker Bryan Rogala regularly explores off-road with few resources. Before you hit the road for your next looooong road trip, check out his top advice.

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Was Yesterday's gasoline better?

  • Staff Writer
  • January 29, 2022

Back in the day, pump fuel was just meaner. It had higher octane, the lead craved by the day’s engines, and a smell that meant business. Everything was better then, right?

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How Detergents In Top Tier Gas Save Engines and Money

  • Michael Febbo
  • August 26, 2021

Independent lab testing shows the detergents in Top Tier Gasoline reduces carbon deposits decreasing emissions and increasing MPG.

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5 Reasons to Always Use Top Tier Fuel

  • News Staff
  • August 26, 2021

Top Tier™ Fuel like Sunoco Ultratech™ is automaker-approved and recommended to help your engine run cleaner, longer, and more efficiently.

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Five Ways to Take Better Care of Your Car

  • Gear Patrol Studios
  • August 13, 2021

Everything you need to get the most out of your ride.

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Top Tier Touge Run With Chris Petruccio

  • Chris Petruccio
  • October 7, 2021

Hear the benefits of Sunoco Ultratech while watching performance cars in action on the back roads of New York.

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Top Tier Touge Run With Chris Petruccio

Does It Matter What Fuel You Use?

  • News Staff
  • August 10, 2021

The next time you go to fill up your car, truck, or SUV, ask yourself one question first: does it matter what fuel I use?

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Is Some Gas Better Than Others?

  • News Staff
  • August 12, 2021

When it's time to fill up your car or truck's tank, gas is gas, right? Or is some fuel better than others?

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Performance

Sunoco Fuels meet Top Tier standards and Top Tier fuels prevent deposits and reduce sticking valves, fouled plugs, valve damage and more, helping your engine run cleaner and perform at its best. A clean engine means more power, improved throttle response, and better fuel efficiency. Click the articles below to learn more about the benefits of Sunoco Fuels.

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Sunoco Ultra 94 – The Highest-Octane Fuel For Your Vehicle

  • News Staff
  • July 17, 2023

Settling may be fine for some things, but when it comes to your vehicle, especially when you put so much time, energy and money into it, why settle for something less than the best?

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An Inside Look at How Jay Thomas Maintains High-Performance Engines

  • Gear Patrol Studios
  • November 15, 2022

Jay Thomas – AKA @337Speed on all our favorite apps – reveals his best advice for getting the most out of a high-performance engine.

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Sunoco Ultratech Gasoline is Better for Your Car Because of NASCAR

  • Michael Febbo
  • December 15, 2022

Lessons learned in racing are responsible for Improvements in your commuting.

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Race Fuel Vs Pump Fuel: Race Fuel And Why You Wish You Paid More Attention In Chemistry Class

  • Michael Febbo
  • August 26, 2021

Sunoco Fuel experts help explain the advantages and things to look out for when choosing a race fuel.

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Top Tier Off Roading With Cody Greenstone

Top Tier Off Roading With Cody Greenstone

  • Cody Greenstone
  • October 7, 2021

Watch Cody take a drive while discussing the importance of running a Top Tier fuel like Sunoco Ultratech, along with other tips to get the most out of your vehicle.

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Why Top Tier Street Fuels Matter

  • Staff Writer
  • April 6, 2021

When you stop to fuel up your street car, what’s the most important draw? Price? Location? Points? Clean toilets? Artisan sandwiches sporting the perfect amount of lettuce?

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The Science of High Octane Fuel

  • David S. Wallens
  • May 15, 2019

Higher-octane fuels are more resistant to engine knock than lower-octane options. This is why most high-performance engines require higher-octane fuels–in the simplest of terms, these fuels are more compatible with increased cylinder pressures, whether they’re due to the compression ratio, engine speed or boost pressure.

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Fuel Tips

Fueling up with Sunoco Fuel helps your vehicle performing at its peak, because Top Tier fuel cleans existing engine deposits after just a few tanks: a decision that can have a lasting impact on both your engine and your wallet. Below, read more about why Top Tier fuel is better for your car.

Why Octane Matters To Your Engine

  • News Staff
  • July 5, 2023

You have a choice when you pull up to the pump. Most gas stations have three choices for fuel for your vehicle, based mostly on octane ratings. Which one is the best for your vehicle?

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An Expert’s Guide to Actually Enjoying the Scenic Route

  • Michael Febbo
  • December 16, 2022

The Great American Survival Manual to The Almost Entirely Enjoyable Family Road Trip.

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Family Road Trip + Fuel Tips With Tabitha Blue

  • Tabitha Blue
  • October 7, 2021

What fuels your adventure? Check out Tabitha’s tips on how using Ultratech fuel can help your family’s road trips.

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Family Road Trip + Fuel Tips With Tabitha Blue

How to choose a quality gas station

  • Staff Writer
  • May 28, 2021

There are a lot of gas stations out there, some drenched in bright light and others dim and a little scuzzy. Do they all pump the same gasoline from their tanks into yours? No, explains Zachary J. Santner, technical specialist at Sunoco Race Fuels.

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5 Fuel Efficient Driving Tips

  • News Staff
  • August 26, 2021

Saving money on fuel can be as simple as spending more time coasting, cleaning out your trunk, or just slowing down.

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Tips to Keep Your Car Engine Running Its Best

  • News Staff
  • August 16, 2021

Your car, truck, or SUV - new or used - is one of the most expensive purchases you'll ever make.

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Gas station basics that aren’t that basic

  • Staff Writter
  • May 28, 2021

Gasoline seems so simple: You pull up, you pump, you leave. But you have questions, right? So we ran a few common ones past Zachary J. Santner, technical specialist at Sunoco Race Fuels.

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Top Tier Detergent Gasoline

Top Tier Detergent Gasoline

The TOP TIER™ Detergent Gasoline Program was developed by eight automakers including BMW, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi to ensure a higher standard of engine cleanliness and performance. As a Top Tier fuel, Sunoco Fuel significantly exceeds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's gasoline detergency standards and helps keep engines clean and ensures compliance with tighter vehicle emissions and engine durability requirements.


Car being refueled with Sunoco fuel in race

From Track to Tank

It takes the best race fuel to win races. That’s why the world’s top race car drivers have fueled their wins with Sunoco for over 50 years. From drag racing to drifting, they continue to trust our high-quality performance fuel every weekend. And Sunoco Race Fuel is available closer than you may think. Click below to find your nearest location.

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