There have been many memorable moments for the American Ethanol program this year and its driver Austin Dillon. The 2016 NASCAR racing season was a great one for Dillon finishing 14th in points and securing 13 top-ten CUP finishes during his third full season. Another great moment – Dillon winning the pole position in the Sprint Cup race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California – the season’s first American Ethanol paint-out.
Later in the season, Dillon advanced to the 12th Round in his inaugural Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. It was during this race that the series surpassed 10 million miles using E15 and Dillon’s race car featured an American Ethanol paint-out of his #3 Chevy at Phoenix International Raceway. At the end of the season, Dillon was ranked as one of the nine most improved drivers of the 2016 NASCAR Premier Sprint Cup Series season by FOX Sports.
NASCAR’s top three racing series have been racing on Sunoco Green E15 since the 2010 racing season. The American Ethanol program is sponsored by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association and is helping NASCAR to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without losing power or performance while helping the ethanol industry promote the benefits of ethanol to drivers and specifically encouraging consumers, who drive cars 2001 or newer, to choose E15 at the pump.