(Posted Fri. Jun 1st, 2012)
June 1: The National Corn Growers Association urges members to tune in and show their support for American Ethanol as Austin Dillon races into the spotlight this weekend, making his first Nationwide Series start at Dover International Speedway. Driving the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet, Dillon will again bring attention to NASCAR’s switch to E15 sporting a special paint out in the black and green colors of American Ethanol.
Attention on Dillon will remain high as he currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, with the highest rookie points ranking since 2007. He also continues to hold third in the 2012 Nationwide Series driver championship point standings.
“Having Austin’s car feature the American Ethanol artwork in Dover definitely elevates our profile with fans at the track and those watching on television,” said NCGA NASCAR Advisory Committee Chair Martin Barbre. “Dillon brings his natural talent, hard work and family legacy to the track along with his enthusiasm for ethanol. A passionate spokesman, he is sure to attract attention to the incredible opportunity that ethanol offers our nation.”
Flag-to-flag coverage of the 5-Hour Energy 200 will be televised on ESPN beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 2 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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