Indy 500 Highlights Ethanol’s Role in Global Market

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in collaboration with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, hosted delegations from Japan, South Korea, India and Indonesia at the recent Indianapolis 500 to see the role ethanol plays in the annual race. Fourteen participants from Indonesia, Japan and Korea were in Illinois to gain on-the-ground experience including stops at farms, retail stations and ethanol plants. …

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INDYCAR Goes to 100% Renewable Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced over the Indy 500 weekend that the 2023 season will be powered by 100% second-generation ethanol derived from sugarcane waste made in Brazil. Shell will produce a new race fuel “that is 100% comprised of feedstocks categorized as “renewable” under the applicable regulatory frameworks.” The fuel developed by Shell is set to make the NTT …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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