JULY 2013


(Posted Thu. Jul 25th, 2013)

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 media venture tracked Dillon’s journey from Chicago to Ohio, providing an insightful look at how flex fuel vehicles, E85 and E15 can help consumers save money as gas prices rise faster than the summer temperatures.


Dillon will race next in the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race to be held in Indiana this Saturday followed by an appearance in the Sprint Cup Series™ race on Sunday. American Ethanol will be on site promoting the benefits of the biofuel all weekend. To tune into the action on ESPN this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Central and again on Sunday at noon as the Sprint Cup race shows how the world’s top drivers trust their cars to E15.


Launched by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association, along with the support of other partners, American Ethanol is a breakthrough brand that seeks to expand consumer awareness of the benefits of ethanol and E15, and takes the NASCAR Green initiative to the next level. Since the program launch for the 2011 season, NASCAR drivers have run more than 4 million miles on renewable Sunoco Green E15.