NASCAR is making strides with E15 ethanol blends, racking up more than one million miles this season for the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series.

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NASCAR has reached a milestone this month, racking up more than 1 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, the official ethanol fuel blend used for their racing series. Credit: American Ethanol.

“Before NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15 at the start of the 2011 racing season, there was extensive analysis and deep consideration about the decision,” said Mike Lynch, managing director of Green Innovation for NASCAR. “Successfully transitioning to the new fuel and surpassing a million miles, all on America’s toughest proving ground, is a validation of Sunoco Green E15 as a high-performance racing fuel and is part of our overall effort to go green.”

Sunoco Green 15 is the official fuel of NASCAR and was used to demonstrate the quality of racing and overall effectiveness of the ethanol fuel blend. Their report of these findings coincided with National Pollution Prevention Week, which took place Sept. 19-25.

“It is time we moved forward with E15. This is yet another testament to E15’s value as a fuel. If E15 can fuel the dozens of drivers in dozens of different vehicles every weekend without issue, then it stands to reason that E15 can be used in everyday street cars by everyday Americans,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.

This year marked the launch of this partnership with Sunoco and American Ethanol, an ethanol-focused association launched by Growth Energy Partners and the National Corn Growers Association.

“E15 is performing like a champ in the most rigorous driving conditions on the planet, and that’s good news for everyone who supports renewable fuels,” concluded Bart Schott, president of the National Corn Growers Association.

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