Feb 25, 2011  |  Today's News

family farmers racecarRAB Racing with Brack Maggard welcomes American Ethanol as an associate sponsor on the No. 09 Toyota Camry driven by Kenny Wallace for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide season.

Beginning this weekend with the Feb. 26, BASHAS’ SUPERMARKETS 200 race at the Phoenix International Raceway Wallace and RAB Racing will sport the American Ethanol logo on the hood of their car to continue to raise awareness of the switch to Sunoco Green E15 in Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck Series.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kenny Wallace as an official spokesman for American Ethanol on behalf of America’s green, clean alternative fuel component. Kenny is one of the most visible and popular drivers in Nationwide,” said Bart Schott, National Corn Growers Association president.  “He comes from Missouri and truly appreciates the important role of corn farmers in providing consumers with a domestic fuel choice.”

In Phoenix the American Ethanol logo will aptly be displayed alongside “Family Farmers.” Family Farmers is a multi-state coalition of farmers and agribusiness that will be sponsoring Wallace and the No. 9 can in five Nationwide races this season.

“RAB Racing with Brack Maggard and Kenny Wallace are great additions to the American Ethanol team,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “His enthusiasm for ethanol is obvious so he is a great spokesperson to carry ethanol’s positive messages of creating American jobs, cleaner air, and strengthening our national security by making our nation more energy independent.”

American Ethanol helps take NASCAR’s environmental commitment to the next level. The efforts of NASCAR and American Ethanol are projected to expose 80 million people to the benefits of ethanol and link millions of American farmers with the sport of NASCAR. 

"Getting to know the hard working family farmers of this country has been a fantastic experience for me," Wallace said. "I'm so excited to be a spokesperson for them, sharing true knowledge about what they do and the products and food that are made from their crops. The best part is that I've come to understand that our nation's farmers are just like you and me. They want what's best for their families, just like us. And like me as a NASCAR driver, they are responsible for their own work and take that responsibility very seriously. I'm humbled that they've chosen me to be an advocate for them with dedicated racing fans.” 

American Ethanol’s partnership with Wallace and RAB Racing will compliment a previously announced  partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  American Ethanol will be the primary sponsor of Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 car at the June 5, 2011 race at Kansas Speedway and an associate sponsor of the car for the rest of the season. 

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About the National Corn Growers Association

Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. For more information, visit


About Growth Energy

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at