American Ethanol will be showcased at the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway this Sunday, April 21, when fan-favorite Jeff Burton sports the black and green paint out on his No. 31 car.
“It is fitting to feature American Ethanol on Earth Day because ethanol is the only viable renewable fuel in the marketplace today, and NASCAR made the switch to Sunoco Green E15- a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol- three years ago because of its environmental benefits and superior performance,” said Jon Holzfaster, a farmer from Paxton, Neb. who serves on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board. “Part of American Ethanol’s goal is to remind the public of the jobs created by domestic ethanol, the significant economic benefits and of its contributions to our energy security.”
American Ethanol will also be an Associate Sponsor for Austin Dillon’s No. 3 car in the Nationwide Series all season.
“We’re excited that Jeff Burton is lending his star power to American Ethanol with the paint out this weekend – yet another way we have been actively expanding our brand’s reach, and promoting the importance of renewable fuels like E15,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. He continued, “Seeing the American Ethanol #31 car will be another reminder for fans that they, too, can fuel up with their favorite NASCAR driver’s fuel of choice – homegrown American Ethanol.”
The high-profile paint out on Burton’s Richard Childress Racing entry in this weekend’s NASCAR Spring Cup Series™ race will be the first full paint out of the season featuring the American Ethanol brand. Led by Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association, and more than 100 different entities, from farmers and state corn organizations to ethanol producers and biotech companies, Growth Energy is working with NASCAR® to increase the profile of cleaner, better, homegrown E15,- the same fuel used in all three NASCAR series races.
Burton, a vocal advocate for ethanol, is currently ranked 23 in the Sprint Cup Series standings. This weekend’s race, and the American Ethanol #31 car, will be featured on Fox Sports, MRN Radio and other media outlets.