NASCAR reaches 6 million mile mark

The US' NASCAR race has now seen 6 million miles of competitive racing completed using an ethanol blend.

For more than three years, NASCAR has run its races on a fuel blended with 15% American Ethanol, Sunoco Green E15 and on 27 July at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, the race reached the 6 million mile mark.

'For nearly six million miles, NASCAR has highlighted the incredible performance and reliability of ethanol,' says Jon Holzfaster, NCGA NASCAR advisory committee chair. 'The role ethanol has played as part of the NASCAR Green initiative has also put its environmental benefits firmly in the spotlight. As we hit this milestone, one thing is certain. Some of the world's best drivers fuel world class performance with ethanol.'

Since the start of the 2011 season, Sunoco Green E15 has been used in every car and every truck in each of NASCAR's national race series.

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