(Posted Tue. Jun 3rd, 2014)
The Monster Mile lived up to its nickname this weekend as the infamous Dover, Delaware, NASCAR track literally spit concrete and devoured cars. In deference to nine-time Dover winner Jimmy Johnson, the good news is the most consistent performer over the weekend was American Ethanol.
More than 60,000 fans on-site got to see Sunoco Green E15 power the world’s best drivers through their paces with the clean burning, high-powered consistency that has been the hallmark of American Ethanol.
Austin Dillon’s No. 3 American Ethanol Chevy provided an undeniable reminder to fans of the fuel’s great record and nearly six million trouble-free miles since the program began in 2010. Dillon’s Chevy was decked out in American Ethanol green and black for the race that was seen by an additional seven million fans on television.
Besides the action on the track there was plenty of fan interaction on the Midway at the Biofuels Mobile Education Center exhibit. East Coast fans have not had the decades of experience with ethanol that Midwestern drivers have, and their knowledge base and comfort level is still growing.
American Ethanol representatives at the race, including NCGA First Vice President Chip Bowling, noted the willingness to learn shown by the fans and the higher than usual number of meaningful conversations over the weekend.