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April 5, 2011
|Mark Lambert, NCGA, 314-210-6138
(ST. LOUIS) April 5, 2011 -- American Ethanol’s profile will be front and center during the April 8 NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race at Texas Motor Speedway through sponsorship with RAB Racing with Brack Maggard on the No. 09 Toyota Camry driven by Kenny Wallace.
American Ethanol will be the primary sponsor on the black and green No. 09 American Ethanol Toyota Camry which will be driven by Wallace, and seen by thousands of fans at the race and millions more who will tune in to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 to be featured at 8:30PM EST on ESPN2.
In the 2011 season, NASCAR's three national touring series switched to Sunoco Green E15, a cleaner-burning high-performance fuel blended with 15 percent American ethanol from corn grown in the United States.
“It is an honor to be chosen as an American Ethanol spokesperson,” Wallace said. “ I am very passionate about this subject and excited to spread true knowledge about American Ethanol throughout the United States. I’m proud and excited to go to Texas with new sponsor American Ethanol, and most of all I’m looking forward to getting my 10th NASCAR Nationwide Series win.”
Having Wallace as the driver is a great benefit, said National Corn Growers Association President Bart Schott. “The RAB Racing team is racing very competitively this season and they are proving to be great proponents for Sunoco Green E15. Kenny understands the important economic and environmental contributions of the nation’s ethanol producers and family corn farmers. As a passionate and media-savvy spokesman, he is helping us reach millions of driving consumers with a positive message about domestic ethanol.”
“We’re proud that American Ethanol’s partnership with the RAB Racing team will help educate NASCAR® fans about ethanol’s benefits for our nation’s environment, economy, and energy security,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “There’s no sport more American than NASCAR and there’s no fuel more American than ethanol.”
Ethanol is a commercially-viable alternative that America currently has to strengthen the nation’s energy independence, strengthening our economy and creating American jobs – studies have shown that for every $1 sent overseas for oil, $1.55 leaves the U.S. economy.
American Ethanol helps take NASCAR’s environmental commitment to the next level. The efforts of NASCAR and American Ethanol are projected to expose 80 million people to the benefits of ethanol and link millions of American farmers with the sport of NASCAR.
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About Growth Energy:
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at
About National Corn Growers Association:
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. For more information, visit www.ncga.com.