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AMERICAN ETHANOL

(Posted Tue. Apr 22nd, 2014)

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In celebration of Earth Day 2014, American Ethanol is offering a chance to win an iconic, authentic NASCAR™ Green flag used in a race!  Just click here and register today to be entered in the drawing.    To join in NASCAR and American Ethanol’s celebration of Earth Day, include #NASCARGREEN in your tweets or visit NASCAR.com.   “Earth Day turns people attention to the environment, and it only makes sense to offer an exciting chance to own a collector’s item like the flag today as it serves as an enduring symbol of the great environmental benefits ethanol offers America every day,” said National Corn Growers Association NASCAR Advisory Committee Chair Jon Holzfaster. “Every race day, NASCAR fans are seeing E15’s performance in action and celebrating its benefits to both the sport and the environment. This Earth Day, we can all wave the green flag for American farmers’ work to bring renewable fuels to America’s consumers.”   In 2011, NASCAR entered into a groundbreaking...

(Posted Mon. Dec 16th, 2013)

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Dec. 16: The National Corn Growers Association congratulates American Ethanol spokesman Austin Dillon who announced last week that he will return to the track next season in the elite-level NASCAR™ Sprint Cup Series. Still driving the famed No. 3 car, Dillon makes his move into the elite-level race series with the backing of Richard Childress Racing.   “The National Corn Growers Association had an incredible year as its message about the environmental and performance benefits of renewable, domestically produced ethanol gained greater attention as its spokesman rose to even greater fame,” said NCGA NASCAR Advisory Committee Chair Jon Holzfaster, a farmer from Paxton, Neb. “We certainly wish Austin even greater success in the future and offer our gratitude for his work in bringing ethanol into the national spotlight.”   Dillon won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2011 driving the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, which is owned by his grandfather, and continued to...

(Posted Tue. Sep 10th, 2013)

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Sept. 10: NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace will be making his 900th NASCAR start at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday in the Dollar General 300. Joining the "900 Club", Wallace will be amongst an elite group of drivers that includes Richard Petty, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jarrett.   Wallace will be behind the wheel of the RAB Racing No. 29 ToyotaCare, American Ethanol Toyota Camry, in a special paint scheme to commemorate the NASCAR milestone. Keith Hinkein will serve as crew chief for the No. 29, making his fourth start with Wallace and RAB Racing. Hinkein spent last season as a crew chief in the ARCA Racing Series securing one win with Kevin Swindell and has prior experience in the Hooters Pro Cup Series, winning 10 races with drivers Trevor Bayne and Joey Logano. Wallace currently sits at 898 NASCAR starts, but will also compete in the Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in the...

(Posted Tue. Aug 13th, 2013)

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Aug. 13: Today, Austin Dillon unveiled a limited-time only display at the NASCAR® Hall of Fame commemorating his historic win at the inaugural Mudsummer Classic held at the Eldora Speedway on July 25. The exhibit features a jar of dirt Dillon scooped up near the finish line with the Eldora golden shove, his winner’s trophy and the No. 39 American Ethanol truck he drove to victory, becoming the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt.   “Dillon’s win in Eldora was not only a victory for the up-and-coming star, it was also a victory for American Ethanol,” said National Corn Growers Association NASCAR Advisory Committee Chair Jon Holzfaster, a farmer from Paxton, Neb. “By making history in the American Ethanol truck, Dillon drew a bright spotlight to ethanol’s ability to fuel victory even under the toughest of conditions. This attention is now compounded as NASCAR Hall of Fame visitors will clearly see how ethanol is not only a winner for NASCAR but for...

(Posted Fri. Feb 22nd, 2013)

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Feb. 22: American Ethanol announced its plans to enhance its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2013 NASCAR® season. Dillon will race the No. 33 American Ethanol Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ at Michigan International Speedway on June 16 and will drive a RCR-fielded entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ at Eldora Speedway on July 24 with an American Ethanol paint scheme. The National Corn Growers Association is a proud partner in this effort. “We want to show the people coast-to-coast there is a great alternative to imported oil and our association with NASCAR and RCR is doing that extremely well," said Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton, NE farmer and chairman of the National Corn Growers Association's NASCAR Advisory Committee. "Ethanol is also responsible for bringing a rural renaissance from Main Street to the family farm.” American Ethanol will be an associate sponsor of Dillon’s No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet in the NASCAR...