ShareAmerican Ethanol driver and spokesman Austin Dillon tonight. That’s because the 23-year-old is the two-time defending NASCAR Nationwide race champion at Kentucky Speedway. And so far this season NASCAR race weekends have been attracting an average of 7 million television viewers. …">
(Posted Fri. Jun 28th, 2013)
June 28: All eyes will be on American Ethanol driver and spokesman Austin Dillon tonight. That’s because the 23-year-old is the two-time defending NASCAR Nationwide race champion at Kentucky Speedway. And so far this season NASCAR race weekends have been attracting an average of 7 million television viewers.
Dillon, in his sophomore season in the Nationwide, is attracting a lot of positive attention. He is currently fourth place in the Series and over four consecutive weekends (Charlotte through Michigan) Dillon captured four poles setting a new NASCAR record.
And corn farmers are seeing a lot to like with the American Ethanol program. “Our goal with the American Ethanol program is to raise awareness of the many benefits of ethanol and increase consumer demand. In NASCAR, performance is obviously a big priority but fans also care about jobs, the environment, and energy security,” said Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton Neb., farmer who chairs National Corn Growers Association’s NASCAR Advisory Committee. “Austin is doing a great job of raising the profile of ethanol in general and Sunoco Green E15 specifically.”
Ethanol Producer Magazine recently spoke with Dillon about his life in motorsports, his love of dirt track racing and the role of American Ethanol in the nation’s most watched sport.
“I think there are a lot of people that are passionate about ethanol and what we’ve been able to do with it in NASCAR. You see a lot of fans that are really interested in it, people that want to learn about it. There are a lot of people out there that don’t know what the benefits of ethanol are. Being able to show them a clean fuel that runs good on the track is pretty awesome, Dillon said.”
To tune in to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway tonight go to ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Eastern of tune in to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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