Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis is looking forward to seeing black, silver and green Sunday at the Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet race car will feature the American Ethanol paint design and Clint Bowyer, just coming off a win last weekend at Talladega, will be at the wheel.
“Glad to see him in the American Ethanol paint out for the second time this year,” said Buis, pictured here with Bowyer at the Sprint Cup Series STP 400 race in June at the Kansas Speedway.
Under the American Ethanol partnership between NASCAR, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association all NASCAR series races this year have been powered by 15% ethanol. “These cars can go around for several hours at speeds around 200 miles per hour and they haven’t had any problems with the fuel,” Buis said. “NASCAR is a third party validator to those legions of NASCAR fans who’ve heard all the misinformation about ethanol. Every week, in all three NASCAR series, the winning car in victory lane got there successfully with E15 in their tank.”
The Martinsville Speedway Sprint Cup Series race will be on ESPN beginning at 1:30 Eastern at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway.’
Listen to an interview with Tom Buis where we talk about not only the upcoming race this weekend, but other issues facing the ethanol industry – everything from getting the E15 waiver implemented to whether there will be an energy title in the next farm bill. Tom Buis Interview