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Carl Edwards uses Valvoline NextGen.

Valvoline's pros put NextGen to the ultimate test on the NASCAR and NHRA racetracks.

Professionally proven: Carl Edwards and Valvoline NextGen

To be in the victory lane with recycled motor oil? Now, that's huge.

Oil is the lifeblood of a motor. Any racer will tell you this – and Carl Edwards, champion of the 2007 Busch Series, is no different. Averaging 188 miles per hour on any given day, the engine under the hood of his Fastenal Ford is constantly pushed to the brink and back. In high-octane scenarios like this, the smallest tweak is the difference between catching the win or catching fire. And for Edwards, nothing is left to chance.

When the Valvoline racing team approached Edwards with our new recycled oil, we were met with a healthy amount of skepticism. And for good reason. NextGen Conventional Oil, while proven on the streets of America, had yet to be tested under the 750 horsepower conditions of a NASCAR track. Through three grueling rounds of horsepower, endurance and on-track testing, it made a believer out of Edwards, becoming his racing formula of choice.

A few months later it was Edwards who made believers of car fanatics nationwide. On a track known for pushing engines to the limit, Edwards knew his car would be tested. "It's a hot, difficult, tough track," he said, "With high RPM and high oil temps." Even so, Edwards beat out 43 standard oil racers on Atlanta’s Motor Speedway at the Great Clips 300.

"To be in the victory lane with recycled motor oil?" said Edwards, "Now, that's huge." Indeed it was. Under the watchful eyes of 63,000 NASCAR fans, it became clear: whether on the track or on the highway, Valvoline NextGen outperforms under the hood of any car.

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