(Posted Wed. Dec 5th, 2012)

Dec. 5: American Ethanol congratulates spokesman and driver Austin Dillon on being named 2012 NASCAR® Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Now, fans have an opportunity to congratulate Dillon personally too during the American Ethanol live Twitter chat which Dillon will host next week from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 10.


“All of the American Ethanol partners are so excited for Austin,” said National Corn Growers Association NASCAR Advisory Committee Chairman Jon Holzfaster. “Rookie of the Year is a big win both for him personally and for farmers across the country. With all eyes on Austin, NASCAR fans also get to see the performance and benefits another homegrown winner offers when E15 fuels the race. Every car in every series races to the finish with E15 in the tank, but we are particularly proud that such a talented young driver speaks on our behalf.”


Austin Dillon was officially named the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year recently at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon joins his younger brother, Ty Dillon, as a 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year. The younger Dillon clinched the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series version of the award on Friday evening.


Austin Dillon, who drives the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing, culminated his first full season in NASCAR's No. 2 tour with two race wins, sweeping both Kentucky Speedway events, along with 16 top-five finishes, 27-top-10s and 3 pole awards. Dillon finished third in the championship point standings and was formally honored for his 2012 accolades at the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series championship awards banquet.


To join the conversation on Twitter, follow @AmericanEthanol on Twitter and use the hashtag #CongratsAD3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 10.