Late last year, NASCAR announced that Sunoco Green E15, an ethanol-blended racing fuel, would become the mandatory go juice for its three touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck) during the 2011 season.

At this past Sunday's Daytona 500 race, ethanol scored a victory by powering, for the first time in NASCAR's history, every single vehicle that took to the track. To celebrate the event, race fans were provided with green American Ethanol flags to wave as vehicles roared on by. In addition, NASCAR branded the track with ethanol logos and aired a minute-long spot to highlight its tie to the American ethanol industry.

American Ethanol-sponsored Clint Bowyer, driver of the number 33 Chevrolet, led the Daytona 500 for 31 laps, but ended the race in 17th place. Trevor Bayne captured the victory, with Carl Edwards and David Gilliland placing second and third, respectively.

[Source: Domestic Fuels]

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