(Posted Fri. Sep 12th, 2014)
American Ethanol is guaranteed to be in victory lane at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race for the Chase Championship in Chicago this Sunday. With E15 fuel powering every car in the race, and American Ethanol branding on every fuel port, our exposure will remain high through the end of the season.
Last week at Richmond, Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet, did not secure the victory he needed to make the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race for the Chase™. Though the regular season is now over, Dillon will still be one to watch in the NASCAR® playoffs that begin in Chicago Sunday, as he battles Kyle Larson for Sunoco Rookie of the Year™.
The top rookie position has changed back and forth between Dillon and Larson throughout the season, and the competition is sure to heat up as both drivers shift their concentration away from making the Chase.
At the Chicago track, representatives of Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Growth Energy, the American Lung Association of Illinois and the National Corn Growers Association will join forces to promote American Ethanol at all three races that run from Sept. 12-14. The center piece for the weekend’s promotion and education efforts will be the Biofuels Mobile Education Center (BMEC).
The BMEC will educate fans, one on one, about the benefits of ethanol in the liquid fuels market and how higher blends can further strengthen our economy, national security and save consumers money at the pump. These efforts to engage fans will continue at upcoming races in Kansas and Texas
The Chicagoland 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race starts at 2 p.m. on September 14 (ET) and will air on ESPN. You can also listen in on local MRN radio affiliates or on Sirius/XM channel 90, NASCAR Radio.
Keep an eye out for Dillon fully decked out in American Ethanol colors in Kansas on October 5. American Ethanol will also continue to be an associate sponsor for Dillon and the No. 3 Chevrolet for the remaining 10 races if the NASCAR season.