Helio Celebrates Win at Iowa Corn 300

Helio Castroneves celebrates Iowa Corn 300 win with Iowa corn growers The IndyCar spotlight was on Helio Castraneves Sunday as he cruised to his first win in three years at the Iowa Corn 300 and celebrated with his trademark Spider-Man climb up the track fence – giving the #IowaCorn300 hashtag lots of Twitter traction, since it was coincidentally the opening …

AgWired Energy, corn, Ethanol, Events, Indy Racing

Iowa Races Spotlight Corn and Ethanol

The Iowa Speedway hosts two racing events this summer that put corn and ethanol in the spotlight on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is coming up Saturday, June 24. This is the fifth consecutive year of the American Ethanol partnership and the fourth consecutive year with Enogen at Iowa Speedway. Enogen corn …

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Iowa Corn Remains as Sponsor of Iowa Corn 300

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Corn Growers Association along with Iowa Speedway have announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal of the IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 through 2018. This is the 10th year of partnership and the extension makes Iowa Corn the second longest entitlement sponsor in INDYCAR racing. “The Iowa Corn 300 reaches a global audience with an expanding viewership,” said Mark Heckman, Iowa …

corn, E85, Ethanol, Indy Racing

American Ethanol Weekend Preview

Joanna Schroeder

American Ethanol is racing into Newton, Iowa for an exciting weekend at the Iowa Speedway. It’s an ethanol-powered packed event for American Ethanol. This weekend features the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen on Friday July 11th and the Indy Corn Indy 300 presented by DeKalb on Saturday, July 12th. This year race fans can learn about the benefits of …

American Ethanol, Enogen, Ethanol, IA Corn Indy, Indy Racing, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Former Ethanol Car Driver Wins Indy 500

Cindy Zimmerman

It was mid-season in 2007 when Ryan Hunter-Reay burst on the IndyCar Series scene wearing the green and blue ethanol logo for Rahal-Letterman Racing. He finished 6th in his first Indy 500 in 2008 and won Rookie of the Year. This year he came in first. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” said Hunter-Reay, who is the first …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, IA Corn Indy, Indy Racing, Racing

Ethanol Racing Fuel Firm Gets Paul Dana Award

Cindy Zimmerman

If not for the vision of Paul Dana that ethanol could fuel Indy Racing cars, Ignite Racing Fuel might never have existed. The Indiana company this week received the 2011 Paul Dana Excellence in Bioenergy Leadership Award from the state department of agriculture. The award was established to honor the memory of Indy Racing League driver Paul Dana who was …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indy Racing

Marco Andretti Wins Iowa Corn Indy 250

Chuck Zimmerman

In an American corn ethanol fueled race at Iowa Speedway, Marco Andretti wins the 2011 Iowa Corn Indy 250. Here he is in Victory Lane with leaders of the Iowa Corn Growers. Following Victory Lane Marco and his Dad, Michael Andretti, held the winners press conference. I asked him his thoughts on racing in front of 2,500 corn growers and …

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Green Flag For Iowa Corn Indy 250

Chuck Zimmerman

The fifth running of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 is underway and has been an exciting race so far. Here’s the green flag being waved by Iowa Corn Growers Association President Dean Taylor. Once again this year Mindy Larson Poldberg, Director of Govt. Relations for the Iowa Corn Growers sang the National Anthem during the pre-race activities. I’ve recorded that …

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