AMERICAN ETHANOL NASCAR SPONSORSHIP CONTINUES

Tricia Braid

Feb, 20, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn is participating in the American Ethanol NASCAR sponsorship for the 2014 racing season. NASCAR has raced over 5 million miles on E-15, proving that the homegrown, corn-based, renewable fuel can stand up to the harshest driving conditions. NASCAR fans are now proven supporters of ethanol, a testament to the power of sponsorship in this sport. Recently, NASCAR fans were asked to comment on the EPA docket in support of ethanol, and hundreds took the time to write a comment to EPA in support of your product. NASCAR’s using ethanol. You grow it. You should use it, too.

American Ethanol is enhancing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2014 NASCAR season. Beginning with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, Dillon will race the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS in select races during the 2014 season.

American Ethanol, launched by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association along with the support of Illinois Corn Marketing Board and other partners, is a breakthrough brand that seeks to expand consumer awareness of the benefits of ethanol and E15.  Since the program launch for the 2011 season, NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million miles on renewable Sunoco Green E15.

American Ethanol will also serve as a major associate sponsor for Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet for the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season joining Dow, Cheerios, Realtree Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and the University of Northwestern Ohio.

“Homegrown biofuels like American Ethanol have stepped up to help our nation’s economy, and are proving to be a better fuel,” said Dillon. “NASCAR drivers have run more than 5 million competitive miles on Sunoco Green E15 and I know we will reach even more milestones together. I am proud to wear the American Ethanol colors in NASCAR and I hope I can bring them to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.”

Dillon is an official spokesperson for American Ethanol, the most commercially-viable alternative that America currently has to offset the economic impact of foreign petroleum. Corn ethanol reduces emissions by 59 percent. And by strengthening America’s energy independence, ethanol helps create American jobs – studies have shown that for every $1 sent overseas for oil, $1.55 leaves the U.S. economy.