The Official Fuel of the NHRA

Sunoco & the NHRA

Sunoco, the Official Fuel of NHRA, is the exclusive provider of racing fuel for a variety of NHRA racing classes: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Our racing fuels can always be counted on to deliver maximum performance—it’s why the best drivers in the world choose Sunoco.

Sunoco Fuel Facts

NHRA differs from other forms of auto racing because of the diversity of the vehicles and competitors at each event. Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars use Sunoco Nitromethane to produce over 10,000 horsepower and will cover 1,000 feet in less than 4 seconds at speeds reaching over 320 MPH.  To do this each car uses approximately 12 gallons of Nitro on a single pass, which equates to 12 gallons of fuel in about 4 seconds. Pro Stock uses Sunoco SR18 exclusively to produce well over 1,000 horsepower and cover the quarter mile in a little more than 6 seconds at speeds approaching 215 MPH.  Sunoco SR18 is also used to fuel the Pro Stock Motorcycle class on their runs of about 7 seconds approaching 200 MPH.

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Race Day: Behind the Scenes

Sunoco Race Fuels will have available at each event gasoline ranging in octane levels from 95 to 118 satisfy each of the competitors requirements. Race Fuels are distributed by 3 tractor trailers and the Sunoco products are normally sold in quantities ranging from 54 gallon drums to 5 gallon containers.  The products available at each event are Sunoco Optima, Sunoco Standard, Sunoco Supreme, Sunoco HCR Plus, Sunoco Maximal, Sunoco Max NOS, Sunoco SR18, Sunoco Methanol and Sunoco Nitromethane.

Sunoco Fuel Beyond the Track

You may not spend every day at the racetrack, but you still want the very best performance from your car. Learn more about Sunoco's top quality everyday fuels, auto service centers, and the products and services that will keep your car at the top of its game.