In case you didn’t know it, the final race of the Indy Racing League season is this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. I’m on my way there today since there’s a whole weekend of activities planned to help promote ethanol with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. I’ll be following the activities of Jeff Simmons in particular as he competes in the #17 Team Ethanol Car for Rahal-Letterman Racing.
Besides the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 on Sunday, we’ve got a pump promotion going on tomorrow morning.
IRL IndyCar® Series drivers Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti, Jeff Simmons and Jeff Bucknum will be on hand Friday at the 7-Eleven convenience and fuel station in Romeoville, pumping low-priced fuel ($2.20 unleaded) for customers as they promote the use of ethanol in street fuel as well as their 220 mile per hour racing machines. The drivers will be available to speak with the media while they interact and pump fuel for the public.
There’s more to come so keep tuned in starting tomorrow in Chicago.