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TeXtreme cars successful at Daytona 500

News International-French

27 Feb 2013

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) season got off to a good start for cars using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements by winning the Daytona 500 race and obtaining 4 out of the 5 top positions.

The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar.

TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are a unique kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties. TeXtreme® is currently used by selected teams in NASCAR in applications such as bumpers and hoods. 

“In similarity with customers from other racing series and industries the NASCAR teams have been able to take a substantial amount of weight out of the parts by using TeXtreme® and it is great to see that it is helping not only F1 teams to win races. In F1 we have experienced as much as 30% of weight savings on their parts using TeXtreme® and it will be interesting to see how the progress in NASCAR will be. This is a good start, showing that there is great potential for making even lighter and better cars” says Andreas Martsman, VP – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon.


TeXtreme® has been successfully used in Formula 1 for many years, as well as other racing series such as Le Mans and different European Touring Championships. Other industries where TeXtreme® can be found are Aerospace, Marine and Sports & Leisure.


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