NASCAR drivers on Sunday will reach the historic milestone of 6 million miles of racing on higher blends of ethanol at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.
NASCAR and American Ethanol's partnership began in 2011, when Sunoco Green E15 began to fuel every car and truck in each of NASCAR's national race series.
The introduction of Sunoco Green E15 has been a pivotal part of the NASCAR Green initiative, and has successfully increased horsepower and decreased emissions for the sport, American Ethanol says.
"NASCAR conducted an exhaustive analysis before making the seamless transition to Sunoco Green E15," Brian France, CEO of NASCAR said in a statement. "As we eclipse six million tough competition miles across our three national series, we can definitively say this renewable fuel stands up to our rigorous racing conditions while significantly reducing our impact on the environment."
The 6 million mile-mark mirrors the 6 million miles of testing conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy to initially approve E15 for all light duty cars and trucks, model year 2001 and newer.
"NASCAR validates what a great performance fuel [E15] is, said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. "If you meet with the teams and talk with the owners - they've got increased horse power, they've got higher performance, and, as Richard [Childress] said, it's cleaner."
Source: American Ethanol