"Racing gasoline isn't regular gasoline," says Brodrick. "It's fortified and includes different ingredients, and because of this the entire supply is made at one time. I would say we have half a million gallons on hand before the racing season begins.
"Each stock car averages about five miles a gallon in a race. In the Rebel 500 at Darlington, S.C., David Pearson used 100 gallons. In all, 40 cars were driven an average of 450 miles in that race for a total of 18,000 miles and 3,600 gallons. In last year's racing at Talladega we used enough gasoline to supply the average layman for 25 years and enough oil to take a car to the moon 2� times."