Ethanol Logs a Million NASCAR Miles
(Western Farm Press/National Corn Growers Association) …”Jobs, less air pollution and reduced dependence on oil imports are all good reasons to use more ethanol.”
…The ‘white paper,’ “One Million Competition Miles on Sunoco Green E15″ report, contains concrete data verifying E15′s qualities as a fuel and substantiating these conclusions. With more than 1.3 million miles accumulated in practice, qualifying and racing laps in NASCAR racing vehicles, the report relies on a broad set of meticulously collected data. With everyone involved in this sport, from crew chiefs to fans, watching engine performance and mileage, no issue with E15 has emerged.
Additionally, drivers and crew chiefs have reported seeing a boost in horsepower related to ethanol because of its higher octane rating.
…In switching to E15, NASCAR not only chose a quality alternative fuel that reduces harmful emissions, it invested in American jobs, American agriculture and American energy independence. Economic studies prove that ethanol creates and supports more than 400,000 jobs domestically which cannot be outsourced.
“Ethanol brings renewed prosperity for family farmers as well as the businesses that rely on them,” said Sandborn. “Ask equipment makers, seed companies, rural banks, schools and local governments about the impact ethanol-driven corn demand has had on their success.” READ MORE and MORE (Business Insider) Download Study