NASCAR: 3 million miles on E15

E15 Growth Continues at NASCAR
Growth Energy announced that the racing series has run more than 3 million miles on the higher-ethanol blend.
Posted: Oct 12, 2012

​LAS VEGAS – Growth Energy announced this week at the NACS Show that NASCAR has run more than 3 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15% ethanol. Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet in NASCAR, stopped by the NACS Show to promote the major milestone in American Ethanol’s partnership with NASCAR.

To increase awareness of ethanol, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association formed the American Ethanol partnership with NASCAR in 2011. Over the past two seasons, NASCAR has been powered by a fuel comprised of 15% ethanol, made from American-grown corn. The durability and high performance capabilities of E15 have been continuously proven while racing the rigorous conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Dillon, who is currently contending for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, applauded American Ethanol’s efforts to increase knowledge about renewable fuels. “Since the 2011 racing season, NASCAR drivers have seen a considerable increase in horsepower thanks to Sunoco Green E15,” he said while at the NACS Show. “Reaching 3 million miles on this proven renewable fuel is yet another testament to the quality and value of ethanol — for my fellow American drivers both on and off the track.”

NASCAR drivers hit the 3 million mile threshold in mid-September at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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