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NASCAR, American Ethanol celebrate significant milestone together

On top of the exhilarating and exciting racing taking place this weekend at Phoenix to solidify the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, American Ethanol has something to celebrate, too. NASCAR is surpassing 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15 fuel.

“Sunoco is proud to celebrate 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15 in NASCAR,” said Fred McConnell, director of marketing and motorsports, Sunoco. “To have raced 15 million miles with zero defects is a testament to the quality and performance of Sunoco Green E15 fuel and the incredible team who has refined and distributed it since 2011.”

Since 2011, consumer adoption of higher blended ethanol fuels has continued to grow, with NASCAR competition a key leader in the endeavor.

“Reaching 15 million miles racing with Sunoco Green E15 across our three national series is a significant milestone,” said Elton Sawyer, Vice President, Officiating and Technical Inspection, NASCAR. “Tremendous partnerships with Sunoco and American Ethanol have paved the way toward an industry-wide commitment to deliver high-performance racing while reducing emissions. Under the most rigorous demands, each weekend NASCAR validates the benefits and viability of a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol.”

With a goal of reducing emissions, making the sport greener and displaying the performance needed on and off the race track, drivers are very thankful to American Ethanol for the 15 million miles of high-performance fuel.

Be sure to check out Austin Dillon’s Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet on track this weekend, sporting an American Ethanol paint scheme in honor of the milestone.

Additionally, a special green flag emblazoned with American Ethanol and honoring the achievement will drop at the start of the all-important Round of 8 finale. Cars will also run a special “15 million miles” decal that will be affixed, fittingly, near the fuel port.

“American Ethanol’s partnership with NASCAR has been a fantastic platform to promote the benefits of cleaner-burning ethanol ever since the sport adopted Sunoco Green E15 — a high octane fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol in 2011,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said. “NASCAR fans have now seen the fuel perform flawlessly for 15 million miles under the most demanding circumstances imaginable. Meanwhile, consumers have put E15 to the test for more than 11 billion miles of commutes, road trips, and picking their kids up from school. Whether on or off the track, day after day, mile after mile, E15 continues to be the smart choice for drivers who care about their engines, reducing emissions, and saving money at the fuel pump.”