Ethanol is a renewable, earth-friendly biofuel that burns cleaner and cooler than gasoline, which is good for our environment and our cars’ engines.

Today, ethanol can be found everywhere you buy gasoline – 98 percent of the fuel sold in the U.S. contains at least 10 percent ethanol. And the higher the ethanol content in gasoline, the greater the benefits.

That is why more and more retailers now offer higher fuel blends, which provide consumers with cleaner, more affordable options at the gas pump. These include E15, a high-performance fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. It allows drivers to save up to 10 cents per gallon compared to traditional blends.

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  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved E15 fuel for nine out of 10 cars on the road today.
  • Most automakers – including the Big Three – warranty E15 fuel for nearly 90 percent of all new cars.
  • Americans trust it in their cars, having driven more than nine billion miles using E15.
  • Ethanol provides a superior octane boost without the carcinogens associated with other fuel additives.

It’s easy to see why biofuels are a smart choice for engines. Ethanol is an affordable, high-octane biofuel that delivers greater power, less pollution and more miles per dollar – a winning combination for American drivers.

In fact, after extensive testing, NASCAR adopted this fuel for use in all three of its national racing series. Since 2011, NASCAR has surpassed 12 million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent American ethanol. Race teams and engine builders have reported high praise for the blend, which boosts horsepower while reducing emissions.

10 million miles equates to 402 laps around the earth

According to Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing’s driver of the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: “I think the best thing about American Ethanol is we can prove the performance on the track. That’s why it relates so well to what we’re doing here in NASCAR. We’re putting a lot of miles on it. Hard miles. Durable miles. When you can go out and run in a race car, there’s no doubt it will be a proven product in a street car.”

NASCAR and American Ethanol are natural partners: NASCAR is a great American sport founded by the France family on the sands of Daytona Beach more than 60 years ago, and American Ethanol is produced on family-owned farms across our country’s heartland. It’s truly a winning combination that is fueling savings and performance on-and off-the-track.


Learn more about the performance benefits of E15:

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