Introducing The Intake, Team Valvoline’s monthly roundup of automotive news and car culture. From remembering a racing legend to the future of electric cars, here are the top stories we followed this month

1. Has the Tesla Model 3 Really Made Electric Cars Mainstream? -- Forbes

Earlier this month, Tesla unveiled their most affordable electric model yet, and the news has been making serious waves throughout the auto world. The technology and design are palpable, but the question remains: Are electric cars now part of the mainstream market?

2. Auto Academy: What to Do When Fluid Leaks From Your Car -- The Cheat Sheet

Any sort of fluid leak from your car is a cause for concern, and certain leaks require your immediate attention—or potentially a trip to the body shop. Learn the difference and stay informed when your vehicle springs a leak.

3. “Gray Ghost” Left Lasting Impression with Dale Jr. -- 

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports just unveiled their car’s throwback design for the Bojangles Southern 500 in September: a silver and black paint scheme with orange numbers to pay tribute to NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Buddy Baker and his “Gray Ghost” car. See what Dale Jr. had to say about his new ride.

4. Motorsports - #AskTeamHendrick: Firesuits, pit stops, and celebrations -- Hendrick Motorsports

The best way to go behind the scenes of a NASCAR race is to ask the ones who live it. See what Kasey Kahne and two of Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew members had to say when they answered a few fan questions from Twitter.

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