(Posted Mon. Nov 25th, 2013)
Nov. 25: NASCAR racing is coming back to Gateway Motorsports Park and so is American Ethanol. Track officials and NASCAR representatives made the announcement today at the track located near St. Louis on the Illinois-Missouri border.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on June 14, 2014. The venue reopened in March of 2012 after investing more than $11.5 million in track and facility improvements.
National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre joined track owner Curtis Francois, NASCAR VP of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy, and American Ethanol spokesman and St. Louis native Kenny Wallace for the announcement.
“We have had great success utilizing the American Ethanol brand to educate the NASCAR Nation about the performance, economic and environmental benefits of corn-based ethanol over the last three years.” Barbre said. “This track sits in the heart of corn country so it will provide us another good opportunity to educate the public.”