IndyCar Pit Stop Pump Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

Indy Racing LeagueI wish these folks would do this in Missouri! The Indy Racing League teamed up with 7-11 stores in California today to pump some gas (with ethanol). The price was right at $2.20/gallon. It’s hard to believe anyone would think that a bargain but times have certainly changed. So here’s the details of the promotion they put together today:

IndyCar Celebrities –will be on hand to pump gas, answer questions, sign autographs and get their picture taken with lucky drivers who stop by.

Gas promotion – Gas will be discounted to $2.20 per gallon of ethanol-enriched mid-grade fuel during each1 1/2-hour pit-stop, a tie-in to race cars performing at 220 miles per hour – now you can fill up and feel good at $2.20 per gallon! THIS IS AN AVERAGE OF .80 CENTS OFF OF CURRENT MID-GRADE GAS PRICES.

Giveaways – 220 Team Ethanol and Team 7-Eleven T-shirts along with IRL merchandise will be given away.

Promotional offering – 7-Eleven will offer FREE fresh food samplings during the pit-stops, featuring donuts, pastries and sandwiches – all a part of the pit-stop treatment!

Pit Crew – A team of ethanol and IRL professionals will create a genuine pit-stop experience with the full treatment…window washing, pumping fuel and engaging the customer in ethanol-enriched fuel and the IRL race in Fontana.

Like I said, too bad they couldn’t do this everywhere. Let’s roll across the country with this tour! Actually these guys will be racing this weekend at the Toyota Indy 400.

Ethanol, Indy Racing, Production