Gearing Up For A NASCAR Weekend

Chuck Zimmerman

Domestic Fuel goes NASCAR this weekend. I’ll start things off with the Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday with support from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Then Cindy will pick up at the Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday with support from the National Corn Growers Association. It is going to be fun. So why are we doing this? Because these speed machines are running on a fifteen percent blend of ethanol thanks to a long term sponsorship deal between NASCAR and American Ethanol.

I got my trip started off today at Marquis Energy in Hennepin, IL. The company is a major sponsor of the #09 car that Kenny Wallace will be driving in Joliet, IL on Saturday. Kenny and the actual car he’ll be driving (pictured) made an appearance today at Marquis Energy’s Appreciation Day festivities. I’ll have some interviews to share with you later from that event. In the meantime you can see photos, including more of the car and Kenny online: Marquis Energy Appreciation Day Photos.

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