Shell V-Power Nitro Plus

Todd, Jake, myself, and Jason in a virtual reality fuel world

Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of “Doing the Double”. That means I was in Indianapolis, for the Indy 500, then flew to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600. It is something that only a hand full of people have ever been able to do. I was joined by my good buddies Jason from Engineering Explained, and Todd from Formula1Blog. Two razor sharp dudes that I always love being around and talking cars. It was a jam packed weekend, that I will not soon forget.

This trip was sponsored by Shell, and UEG.

Join me today as we chat:

  • Tour of the Team Penske garage
  • All about Indy car steering wheels
  • Vinod Natarajan talking about Shell V-Power Nitro Plus
  • Differences in fuel injection types
  • How low quality fuel impacts intake valves
  • What is “Gunk”
  • Impact of Corrosion
  • Carbon buildup on Direct Injection engines
  • The Indy 500
  • The Coca-Cola 600
  • and more

Trouble Viewing? Watch “Shell V-Power Nitro Plus and Indy 500 ~ Podcast Episode 71” on YouTube.

As always your questions and comments are very much appreciated. If you have a suggestion for a show topic, use the contact me form, or email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com. I would also like to thank Rusty for joining me in studio today. It is always a fun time chatting with him, even more so when we don’t 100% agree.

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WOW, what an amazing weekend of fuels and racing. For the second time this year, the folks at Shell have asked me to come out to learn more about fuel and oil technologies. It didn’t really take much for me to say yes!

While I dig through all the pictures and videos of the weekend, I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures.

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I have said it before, but it’s worth mentioning again. This trip was sponsored by Shell. Thanks to them for giving me such an amazing opportunity.