AMERICAN ETHANOL HITS THE TRACK WITH NASCAR AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

Apr, 29, 2011  |  Today's News

Fans across the country watching tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series race will see Kenny Wallace’s #09 car promoting American Ethanol yet again, with a full-body American Ethanol branding for the second time this season.  Tune into the SPEED Channel at 6:30 p.m. CDT to watch the drivers compete at Richmond International Raceway for the ninth race of the 2011 series.

Viewers will learn more about ethanol throughout the race, with Wallace’s car hosting one of the in-car cameras that give spectators a driver’s level view of the race so they can enjoy the thrills, high speed, and inevitable trading of paint that is NASCAR.  The race will offer pulse-quickening thrills mixed with valuable information on an ethanol, an exciting renewable energy option.

At 47, Wallace has competed in 57 total events at Richmond International Raceway throughout his career in NASCAR’s top-three racing divisions.  Wallace will make his 33rd career-start Friday night when he tightens his belts and focuses on earning his fourth Nationwide Series victory at the Virginia short-track. Wallace scored his three Richmond victories in four events during the 1994-1996 seasons.  During his career, Wallace has completed every Nationwide race he has started on the three-quarter-mile track, accumulating three wins, nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes.

Following Friday’s night’s festivities, NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup series will race Saturday evening in Richmond.  Be watching there, as American Ethanol-sponsored driver Clint Bowyer takes aim at a first-place finish following last week’s close second. 

Both races will feature American Ethanol green flags and fuel port labels and ads promoting the benefits of ethanol. American Ethanol is on the green flag that starts all the races, and in the car that makes it to the winners’ lap. Tune in to see how, working together, NASCAR and American Ethanol are spreading the word that American ethanol provides a renewable, affordable, domestically produced energy option.

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