WINTER 2013 ISSUE


NASCAR® Update: 2012 season exciting and rewarding



American Ethanol Wraps up Successful Season




The 2012 NASCAR season has been an exciting and rewarding year for American Ethanol. American Ethanol has experienced tremendous growth as an official NASCAR partner and team sponsor, beginning with a strong presence in Daytona in February and through the American Ethanol national sweepstakes and ad campaign. Track promotions during the summer and a rewarding fall also grew public awareness. As a result of American Ethanol’s presence in the sport and ongoing promotion of ethanol, significant growth has been seen in support for E15 among NASCAR Fans with more than 66 percent of fans supporting the use of ethanol as a way to increase U.S. energy independence.


The 2012 NASCAR season came to a dramatic close in Miami where all three series crowned their respective champions. In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, Brad Keselowski edged out Clint Bowyer and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion™ to capture his first title by a 39 point margin and mark the end of an exciting season. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. took home his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series™ title after battling Elliot Sadler for every position in the final races of the season. James Buescher triumphed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ after winning an impressive four races.


American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award


American Ethanol is proud to recognize the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award Winners for their consistent excellence on restarts throughout the season. Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion™ Jimmie Johnson won the award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ and was presented the award during the Myers Brothers Luncheon in Las Vegas by Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion™, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion™, James Buescher took home the American Ethanol Green Flag Awards in their respective series.


Austin Dillon Captures Sunoco Rookie of the Year Honors


Throughout the season, Austin Dillon has served as an exemplary spokesman for the American Ethanol brand both on and off the track. He raced the American Ethanol No. 3 Chevrolet in six NASCAR Nationwide Series™ races and the #33 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race at Michigan. He has consistently been a vocal advocate for the ethanol industry. Always eager to educate fans on the benefits of ethanol as a fuel, Dillon participated in numerous media interviews, fan appearances, and starred in the American Ethanol Sweepstakes commercial that aired nationally on TNT.


In his first season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series™, Austin Dillon achieved remarkable results and won 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award! Over the course of the season, Dillon racked up two victories and 27 top ten finishes and finished third in the overall points standings. His success is a tremendous accomplishment for the American Ethanol brand.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ 2013 Schedule


February 16, 2013 – Daytona Shootout
February 21, 2013 – Daytona Duel
February 24, 2013 – Daytona
March 3, 2013 – Phoenix
March 10, 2013 – Las Vegas
March 17, 2013 – Bristol
March 24, 2013 – Fontana
April 7, 2013 – Martinsville
April 13, 2013 – Texas
April 21, 2013 – Kansas
April 27, 2013 – Richmond
May 5, 2013 – Talladega
May 11, 2013 – Darlington
May 18, 2013 – Charlotte All-Star
May 26, 2013 – Charlotte
June 2, 2013 – Dover
June 9, 2013 – Pocono
June 16, 2013 – Michigan
June 23, 2013 – Sonoma
June 29, 2013 – Kentucky
July 6, 2013 – Daytona
July 14, 2013 – Loudon
July 28, 2013 – Indianapolis
August 4, 2013 – Pocono
August 11, 2013 – Watkins Glen
August 18, 2013 – Michigan
August 24, 2013 – Bristol
September 1, 2013 – Atlanta
September 7, 2013 – Richmond
September 15, 2013 – Chicago
September 22, 2013 – Loudon
September 29, 2013 – Dover
October 6, 2013 – Kansas
October 12, 2013 – Charlotte
October 20, 2013 – Talladega
October 27, 2013 – Martinsville
November 3, 2013 – Texas
November 10, 2013 – Phoenix
November 17, 2013 – Homestead





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