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(Posted Thu. Apr 16th, 2015)

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Waiting to plant the 2015 crop and pacing the shed? Why not take a minute to plan to attend a NASCAR race this summer and see E15 American Ethanol on the track. The National Corn Growers Association reminds members that they are entitled to exclusive online NASCAR news and discounts as part of the association’s American Ethanol partnership with the sport.   Through the NASCAR Fuel For Members online portal to all things NASCAR, members can access a customized site that offers the best deals on NASCAR tickets, discounts with other NASCAR partners and a vast assortment of other fun extras. In the “Deals” section of the website, members have access to exclusive offers on the latest gear and unadvertised offers from Official NASCAR Partners and Licensees such as:   Bank of America Exide Batteries New Holland Sprint Wireless UPS   Additionally, the NASCAR Fuel for Members website offers many other exciting and valuable benefits. The “Race Tickets” section hooks NCGA members...

(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. Nov 12th, 2013)

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Nov. 12: NASCAR announced today that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race in Phoenix it surpassed more than five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15% American Ethanol made from American grown corn. The five-million-miles have been accumulated across practice, qualifying and racing laps dating back to 2011 when the bio-fuel was introduced.     “Fuel is fundamental to our sport and our teams demand performance without compromise,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “With more than five million miles of hard competitive driving across our three national series, Sunoco’s Green E15 renewable fuel stands up to rigorous racing conditions while significantly reducing our impact on the environment.”   In 2011 NASCAR entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Sunoco and the American Ethanol industry, launching its long-term bio fuels program to reduce emissions of the fuel used across...

(Posted Thu. Oct 31st, 2013)

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Oct. 31:  American Ethanol will be front-and-center at the Texas NASCAR race this weekend as spokesman Austin Dillon closes in on a championship and ethanol supporters from three states journey to the Lone Star State to educate and interact with fans about ethanol.   Dillon is known for his signature cowboy hat, but he wouldn’t mind trading in his hat for a new one at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Because what else would they give you as a trophy in Texas except a cowboy hat and a boot trophy?  Dillon, who has never finished outside the Top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway in NASCAR Nationwide Series  competition, currently leads the series standings by eight points over Sam Hornish Jr. As always, he will proudly display the American Ethanol logo on the side of his car.   Corn farmers from Texas, Minnesota and North Dakota are funding the weekend-long event in part with their investment of checkoff dollars. They will also be on hand to distribute American Ethanol green starter...

(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 Thu. Aug 22nd, 2013)

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Aug. 22: Bristol Motor Speedway will see a familiar face and a familiar brand Saturday for the Food City 250, as American Ethanol joins forces once again with veteran driver Kenny Wallace.  Wallace climbs back behind the wheel of the No. 29 RAB Racing American Ethanol Toyota Camry.   "I'm so excited to be going to Bristol Motor Speedway, the ultimate short track, for grassroots racing just like I grew up on. The night race at Bristol is absolutely electrifying, and I'm really excited to be a part of it and looking forward to showing off our new American Ethanol paint scheme," said Wallace. "It's been almost a full year since I've raced an American Ethanol Camry, and I'm so happy to be debuting a brand new paint scheme for them on a very special day for me, my 50th birthday."   Wallace, a veteran of the .533-mile oval, has not only won at "Thunder Valley", but has finished in the top ten in half of his Nationwide Series starts (18 of 36). Additionally, Wallace has two...

(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 Thu. Jul 25th, 2013)

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July 25: Last night, Austin Dillon put American Ethanol in the winner’s circle as he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ Mudsummer Classic. This inaugural event was held at one of the world’s most iconic dirt tracks, Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The race, which was the first NASCAR-sanctioned national event held on a dirt track since 1970, brought American Ethanol to the forefront as Dillon finished in front in the No. 39 American Ethanol Chevrolet truck.   “There was a lot of excitement in the NASCAR community about this historic race,” said National Corn Growers Association NASCAR Committee Chair Jon Holzfaster. “Dillon’s win elevated the coverage of American Ethanol and provided an unprecedented opportunity to highlight how ethanol fuels champions on the track while providing consumers real savings at the pump.”   American Ethanol spokesman Dillon detailed his journey to Eldora, and the role ethanol played, in a blog that can be viewed by clicking here. This unique social...

(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...