Drivers now have an 88 octane fuel for improved engine
performance. AND NASCAR HAS DRIVEN 10 MILLION
MILES TO PROVE IT.
Leading the way in 2011,
NASCAR launched its
long-term biofuels program to reduce emissions of the fuel used in all its
racing series. NASCAR’s three national touring series began using Sunoco
Green E15, a renewable fuel blended with 15% American-made ethanol from
American-grown corn. Sunoco, the Official Fuel of NASCAR, manufactures
blends and transports this renewable, low-carbon fuel that emits 20% less
greenhouse gas emissions than unleaded gas.
After completing more than ten
million miles during NASCAR races using Sunoco Green E15, teams report an
increase of up to 10+ horsepower. Drivers
and mechanics give the fuel high marks for power and durability.These reports validate the fuel qualities
and environmental impact of ethanol as a fuel to the millions of NASCAR fans
as well as the general American public.
The U.S. Department of Energy
conducted six million miles of testing on E15 – the equivalent of 12 round
trips to the Moon – and found no issues.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
approved E15 as a blend choice for cars and light-duty trucks in model year
2001 and newer. 2001 models were the oldest cars tested.