NASCAR, American Ethanol partnership celebrates fifth year of success

February 23, 2015 |

In Florida, as Daytona Beach hosted the Daytona 500, NASCAR celebrated its fifth year of partnership with American Ethanol.

Five years ago, NASCAR made the change to an ethanol fuel blend and has run on Sunoco Green E15 since the 2011 Daytona 500. NASCAR made the fuel change in conjunction with its NASCAR Green Platform, the largest and most comprehensive recycling, tree planting and renewable energy program in sports. Not only has the move to Sunoco Green E15 proven to be an environmentally beneficial decision, it’s actually boosted the performance of the race cars in all three of NASCAR’s national series — lowering emissions and increasing horsepower.

Growth Energy’s CEO Tom Buis explained how NASCAR’s massive loyal following, third party validation and green initiative were very attractive for a partnership. “Ethanol-blended fuel is greener, cleaner and homegrown. It reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates jobs right here at home and helps improve our environment. We want consumers to know that E15 is a safe, high performance and reliable option for them that is less expensive and supports hometown jobs when they fill up at the pump,” Buis said.

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