NASCAR Surpasses 7 Million Miles on E15
March 27, 2015 - Issue #206View Full Issue
During the recent NASCAR XFINITY SeriesTM Axalta 200 race, NASCAR surpassed 7 million miles of racing on E15.
“From our initial seamless transition to Sunoco Green E15, a 15 percent American-grown, American-made ethanol racing fuel blend in Daytona in 2011 to 7 million miles reached here atPhoenix International Raceway, NASCAR has shown under the most demanding competition that E15 is safe, reliable and it works,” stated Vice President of NASCAR Green Innovation and STEM Platforms Dr. Michael Lynch. “NASCAR fans are 80 percent more likely than non-fans to support the use of ethanol blends in their own car on the street, because they understand that NASCAR and our diligent race teams did our homework from the start with thousands of miles and hours of testing.”
“NASCAR validates what a great performance fuel [E15] is,” stated Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “If you meet with the teams and talk with the owners, they have noticed only increased horsepower, higher performance, and reduced emissions without a single issue when it comes to durability and dependability.”
“Thanks to countless miles of testing, research and collaboration with NASCAR, we were prepared to run Sunoco Green E15, a 15 percent ethanol fuel in our race cars and the transition was flawless,” stated Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Chairman and CEO Richard Childress. “We didn’t listen to the negative rhetoric about this, we did our own homework and testing and the switching of fuels has gone fantastic. It has also been very welcomed throughout NASCAR. Since this change took place, we have seen increased horsepower from a higher-octane ethanol fuel blend and decreased emissions. In our own internal tests at RCR, we used ethanol blends up to E30 and found no issues with that fuel, either. If you need any further proof, look no further than the 7 million miles NASCAR is about to complete.”