DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Daytona International Speedway today announced a new partnership with Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (GET) (OTC Bulletin Board: GETG), naming the Florida-based makers of G-OIL®, the first bio-based full synthetic oil used in NASCAR competition, as the "Official Motor Oil" of Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500.
G-OIL made NASCAR history here at Daytona International Speedway in February 2012 when the TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camry driven by Tayler Malsam finished sixth in the DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event. G-OIL is the world's first and only bio-based fully synthetic motor oil to receive American Petroleum Institute certification.
"There is no better way to communicate that G-OIL meets the rigors of competition than by becoming the Official Motor Oil of the famed Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500," said Jeffrey Loch , President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "NASCAR fans now know that G-OIL will deliver performance for them in their own cars."
"G-OIL has been proven here in competition at Daytona International Speedway and we are pleased to welcome a Florida-based company that shares our commitment to performance and the environment to the Daytona International Speedway family of official sponsors," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III.
Independent tests report that 5W-30 G-OIL Bio-based Advanced Full Synthetic Green Motor Oil had a carbon footprint of about two thirds (67.3%) less than the conventional 5W-30 oil. "Replacing just 1% of conventional motor oil with G-OIL would save around 137 million pounds of carbon dioxide each year, or the equivalent of planting 2.8 million trees," said Loch.
G-OIL products will be used in all DIS official vehicles including fan shuttles, safety, maintenance, service and landscaping equipment.
About Green Earth Technologies
Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (G.E.T.) (OTC Bulletin Board: GETG) is a "totally green" clean tech company that combines domestically sourced renewable and reusable feed stocks with proprietary technologies molded around the four ideologies of being GREEN: biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and environment safe. Branded as G-OIL® , G-CLEAN® and G-MARINE®, G.E.T. produces a full line of "clean & green" American made environmentally preferred lubricants and cleaning products that allows concerned consumers who care about the environment and American energy independence to do their part without sacrificing value or performance. Save the Earth - Sacrifice Nothing®
About the Daytona 500
Historic Daytona International Speedway is home to the DAYTONA 500 - "The Great American Race" and NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious race. The DAYTONA 500 is held annually every February and many of NASCAR's greats have captured the coveted Harley J. Earl winner's trophy such as Richard Petty , Dale Earnhardt , Cale Yarborough , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Allison , Mario Andretti , A.J. Foyt , Jimmie Johnson , Ryan Newman , Jamie McMurray and most recently Matt Kenseth .
About Daytona International Speedway
Known as the "World Center of Racing," Daytona International Speedway has activity nearly every day of the year hosting stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and karts. Daytona International Speedway has at least eight major race weekends a year with premier events such as the DAYTONA 500, the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Independence Day holiday weekend, the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car event, the Daytona Supercross By Honda and the Daytona 200 motorcycle classic. In addition, Daytona International Speedway showcases daily track tours and is home to the winning Daytona 500 car.
Tickets for all Daytona International Speedway events including Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 and the 55th annual Daytona 500 are available online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
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SOURCE Green Earth Technologies, Inc.