(Posted Wed. Jul 30th, 2014)
Jeff Gordon may have won his fifth NASCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend but American Ethanol was his co-pilot. Not only was he running on E15 American Ethanol as he crossed the finish line, but he also was part of NASCAR’s celebration of the sport logging six million miles on Sunoco Green E15.
For more than three years, NASCAR has run on an E15 race fuel blend called American Ethanol, or Sunoco Green E15. It seemed appropriate that the notable achievement came at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, one of the world's most historically significant tracks.
On Saturday and Sunday, supporters of American Ethanol were out in force to see the historic milestone firsthand. Representatives of the retail fuel industry, ethanol plants who make the corn-based fuel, and corn growers from five states were on hand to see the green biofuel prove itself once again under some of the toughest driving conditions on the planet.
To hear more about what NASCAR and Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing, had to say about the fuel and the milestone you can listen in on a news conference related to reaching six million miles.