Washington, D.C. – American Ethanol announced this week that they are again partnering with NASCAR® for the NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative, beginning today. The goal of NASCAR Race to Green is to highlight the accomplishments of green programs that NASCAR and a wide range of partners have in place to help reduce the sport’s carbon footprint.
American Ethanol has partnered with NASCAR since 2011 to promote the use of biofuels across its three national series, such as Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American-made ethanol from American-grown corn. The biofuel reduces greenhouse gases by 20 percent, is domestically produced and has been shown to increase horsepower and performance.
“This partnership with NASCAR Green truly shows the sport’s commitment to preserving our environment. Each race further proves ethanol is a reliable, high-performance fuel that has revitalized our rural communities and created more than 400,000 jobs across the country,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. Buis added, “For the American motorist, E15 provides consumers with a cleaner, greener choice, as well as savings at the pump, while also playing a critical role in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and helping our nation move closer to energy independence.”
The NACAR Race to Green program will run until April 25. American Ethanol’s partnership with NASCAR runs throughout the entire season. American Ethanol also sponsors the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet SS driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year™ contender and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series™ Champion Austin Dillon. American Ethanol will also be the primary sponsor of the No. 3 Chevrolet for several races this season.
About American Ethanol
Representing a wide array of ethanol supporters, from farmers to bio-engineering firms, American Ethanol was established by Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others. By establishing a marketing partnership with NASCAR starting with the 2011 racing season, the same year that NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15, American Ethanol aims to educate and inform the broader American public about the benefits of U.S.-made ethanol.