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The E15 debate rages on, but at least this latest bit of ethanol news won't add any more fuel to the fire. Sunoco has announced that it will supply the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (a.k.a. NASCAR) with a high-performance fuel for the 2011 season. The fuel has a 15 percent ethanol blend and will become the official, and therefore only, fuel used by every car and truck in NASCAR's three national touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck). As the new o

Formula 1 teams are already preparing to introduce hybrid drive systems to cars beginning in 2009 and that could soon be followed by a change in fuels. Since the mid-nineties teams have been required to use fuels that were roughly comparable to pump gasoline with a maximum octane rating of 102 RON (about 97 octane for U.S. pump measurements). Formula may soon follow the path of IndyCars and the American Le Mans Series and migrate to biofuels, specifically ethanol. According to retired two-time c

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