WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2011 — NASCAR announced the accumulation of more than one million miles of driving on Sunoco Green E15 at the Growth Energy Fall Legislative Conference.
The ‘white paper’ NASCAR issued today, “One Million Competition Miles on Sunoco Green E15,” reports more than 1.3 million miles accumulated in practice, qualifying and racing laps in NASCAR racing vehicles with mid-level ethanol blends.
NASCAR’s switch to the new fuel was borne out of a partnership with American Ethanol. Representing a wide array of ethanol supporters, from farmers to bio-engineering firms, American Ethanol was established by Growth Energy in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others. By establishing a marketing partnership with NASCAR starting with the 2011 racing season, the same year that NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15, American Ethanol aims to educate and inform the broader American public about the benefits of U.S.-made ethanol.
“Farmers across America have been using ethanol fuel in engines, large and small, successfully for decades and NASCAR’s move to Sunoco Green E15 has thrown public acceptance into a higher gear,” said Bart Schott, President of the National Corn Growers Association. “E15 is performing like champ in the most rigorous driving conditions on the planet and that’s good news for everyone who supports renewable fuels.”
“It is time we moved forward with E15. This is yet another testament to E15’s value as a fuel. If E15 can fuel the dozens of drivers in dozens of different vehicles every weekend without issue, then it stands to reason that E15 can be used in everyday street cars by everyday Americans,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.
The report can be accessed at http://www.americanethanolracing.com/news/nascar-leaders-release-special-report-validating-ethanol-as-high-performing-fuel/.
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