(Posted Fri. Feb 19th, 2016)

The NASCAR 2016 season begins this weekend with the Daytona 500. For the sixth consecutive year, E15 American Ethanol will be fueling the sport. 


Thanks to the National Corn Growers Association’s partnership with Growth Energy and NASCAR, fans will once again see the Green American Ethanol flag waving proudly for every race start and re-start during the season and in the national NASCAR Green television commercials running later this year until the season ends in November. Fans can also look forward once again to every car in NASCAR’s top three racing series wearing the green American Ethanol fuel port sticker.  American Ethanol is the only company other than Goodyear to be represented on every race car, and this is a big part of why American Ethanol is one of the most recognized brands in the sport today.


Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon will once again be the American Ethanol driver behind the wheel of the No. 3 car.


“At RCR, we are proud to partner with this American-grown, American-made industry for many reasons,” quoted RCR President Richard Childress. “Nationwide, moving to E15 will create another 136,000 American jobs that can’t be outsourced, reduce our demand for foreign oil by 7 billion gallons and reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to regular gasoline, all while saving consumers between 5 and 15 cents per gallon at the pump.”


American Ethanol will have full “paint outs” on Dillon’s Richard Childress Racing entry six times over the season.

Paint-Out Dates Include:


March 20 – Auto Club Speedway, California (Airing on Fox)

May 7 - Kansas Speedway (Fox Sports 1)

July 31 - Pocono Raceway (NBCSN)

September 4 – Darlington Raceway (NBC)

October 23 – Talladega Superspeedway (NBCSN)

November 13 – Phoenix International Raceway (NBC)