Austin Dillon to Race at Merritt Summer Showdown Strong American Ethanol Presence at Event
Lake City, MI – Austin Dillon will be driving the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet Super Late Model for Team Dillon Racing on June 10 at Merritt Speedway for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour. The sophomore NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and former Nationwide Series champion will then head to the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway where he will drive the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing. American Ethanol, www.YellowHose.com and Carbon Green Bioenergy have joined together to provide great opportunities for teams, drivers and fans at this event.
“I grew up dirt racing and still love it, so anytime that I get to race on dirt and race my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series American Ethanol Chevrolet SS in the same week is a good week,” said Dillon. ”In addition to being fun, racing allows me to showcase and validate the performance assets of American Ethanol; it’s homegrown, clean and renewable. Like many other innovations in racing we want to transfer those assets to the American motorist.” Transferring the success of American Ethanol at the track to the highway is the ultimate objective of the group. “We do know that when American Ethanol is given a chance to compete at the pump, consumers will realize the same benefits found at the race track. American Ethanol lowers fuel cost, burns cleaner and improves engine performance! It’s a win-win and that is why we developed www.YellowHose.com here in Michigan. So we can pass on the benefits to the consumer,” said Mitch Miller, CEO of Carbon Green BioEnergy and founder of YellowHose.com.
The Yellow Hose program aims to bring stability to ethanol pricing and create consumer choice for flex fuel vehicle owners. The fuel is produced here in Michigan and lowers consumer costs at the pump.
About American Ethanol Representing a wide array of ethanol supporters, from farmers to bio-engineering firms, American Ethanol was established by Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others. By establishing a marketing partnership with NASCAR starting with the 2011 racing season, the same year that NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15, American Ethanol aims to educate and inform the broader American public about the benefits of American-made ethanol. For more information, visit www.AmericanEthanolRacing.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AmericanEthanol or connect with us on Facebook.
About Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2015 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/Cheerios/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Quicken Loans/Grainger/WIX Filters Chevrolet). Its XFINITY Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Whitetail Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/WESCO/Yuengling Light Lager/Red Kap Chevrolet), Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet) and a multi-driver lineup with Austin Dillon, Brandon Jones and Paul Menard (No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet) team.
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