NASCAR HIGHLIGHTS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ETHANOL THIS EARTH DAY

APRIL 2013

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Apr. 22: Yesterday, NASCAR™ launched a national commercial promoting its efforts to care for the environment. The NASCAR Green™ video, released to coincide with Earth Day, highlights all that the sport has done to reduce emissions by 20 percent and become the largest recycler in all of professional …">

(Posted Mon. Apr 22nd, 2013)

Apr. 22: Yesterday, NASCAR™ launched a national commercial promoting its efforts to care for the environment. The NASCAR Green™ video, released to coincide with Earth Day, highlights all that the sport has done to reduce emissions by 20 percent and become the largest recycler in all of professional sports. In particular, the video highlights the important role that corn-based American Ethanol, an important component in Sunoco Green E15 powers every car in every race, plays in helping NASCAR continue its tradition of excellence while working toward a better tomorrow.

“We are excited to see this message, which will air for the rest of the NASCAR season, because it highlights the commitment that both NASCAR and U.S. corn farmers have to acting as good stewards of our environment,” said National Corn Growers Association Corn Board Member Jon Holzfaster. “Every day, corn farmers rely on the land, air and water to grow a healthy, abundant crop which, through ethanol fuel blends, goes on to power our nation as it moves toward a greener tomorrow. Earth Day is all about positive change, and so are America’s farmers and NASCAR.”

To watch the video, click here.

To increase awareness of the many benefits of ethanol, the National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy formed the American Ethanol partnership with NASCAR in 2011. Over the past two seasons, every car in every NASCAR race has been powered by the 15 percent ethanol blend. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races have all showcased the incredible reliability and performance that 15 percent ethanol fuel blends offer.

While the partnership with NASCAR highlights the role American ethanol plays in improving the environment and NASCAR’s commitment to doing so, the move to a 15 percent ethanol blend has also highlighted other benefits of this renewable, sustainable biofuel. The rigorous racing conditions have proven the durability and high performance capabilities of the fuel while also helping increase awareness of how ethanol creates jobs domestically and decreases dependence on imported petroleum.