At the end of its current season, NASCAR will surpass 10 million competition miles on Sunoco (sun-know’-co) Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American-made ethanol. The miles have been totaled up over practice, qualifying and racing laps since the sport adopted the biofuel six years ago. NASCAR entered into a partnership with Sunoco and American Ethanol and launched a long-term biofuels program across its three national series of races. The goal behind the decision was to reduce emissions. The biofuel first made its debut at Daytona International Speedway in Florida back in 2011. “As we approach 10 million miles, it’s evident that the renewable, higher ethanol blended fuel performs flawlessly against rigorous racing conditions,” said Brent Dewar, Chief Operating Officer at NASCAR. He added, “This milestone is the result of an industry-wide commitment to demonstrate high performance racing with reduced emissions, along with educating our fans about the benefits of sustainable and renewable American ethanol.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.
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