American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car in Indianapolis July 22-24


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 21, 2015) — Hoosiers gearing up for an exciting race weekend can see the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) American Ethanol No. 3 show car and learn about ethanol-blended fuels this week at four locations throughout Indianapolis. At select locations, visitors will also have an opportunity to win tickets for the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard race on July 26.

Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) is sponsoring the RCR American Ethanol No. 3 show car appearances as part of their partnership with American Ethanol and NASCAR® to promote American-made ethanol that is used in all of the NASCAR® racing series.

“Through this week’s events, we want to show consumers that the ethanol and ethanol blends we produce in our state are reliable fuel options whether racing around a track or commuting to and from work,” said Ken Parrent, ICMC biofuels director. “We are excited to see Indiana’s corn and racing heritage come together in the days leading up to the race as Hoosiers have an opportunity to see the RCR American Ethanol show car, enter to win race tickets and learn about the benefits of using ethanol-blended fuels.”

The RCR American Ethanol No. 3 show car offers fans an up-close opportunity to see and learn about the type of car that is driven in NASCAR® Sprint Cup races. Since 2011, NASCAR® has run on Sunoco® Green E15 Fuel, a blended ethanol fuel that is safe to use in all cars and light duty trucks that were manufactured in 2001 or after.

“Indiana ranks fifth in corn production and fourth in ethanol production, with the state’s 14 ethanol plants boasting an annual operating capacity of more than one billion gallons of ethanol,” Parrent said. “The NASCAR® races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend showcases some of the best Indiana has to offer in terms of agriculture and racing, and we want to share that information with consumers.”

There are four public opportunities to see the RCR American Ethanol No. 3 show car this week in Indianapolis:

  • Wednesday, July 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ray Skillman Chevrolet (3891 South Post Road, Indianapolis). 
    • Hank FM will be broadcasting Noon to 1 p.m. and will be giving away four pairs of race tickets during that time period. Indiana Corn Marketing Council will also be giving away American Ethanol prizes and a $25 fuel card.
  • Thursday, July 23 from Noon-1 p.m. at Emmis Communications on Monument Circle.
    • Hank FM will be broadcasting live and will be giving away four pairs of race tickets during that time period. Indiana Corn Marketing Council will also be giving away American Ethanol prizes and a $25 fuel card.
  • Thursday, July 23 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Speedway (5259 W 10th Street, Indianapolis).
    • Indiana Corn Marketing Council will be giving away American Ethanol prizes and a $25 fuel card.
  • Friday, July 24 from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. at Thorntons (5760 Crawfordsville Road, Speedway).
    • Hank FM will be broadcasting Noon to 1 p.m. and will be giving away four pairs of race tickets during that time period. Thorntons will be offering E85 for $1.99/gallon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Indiana Corn Marketing Council will also be giving away American Ethanol prizes and a $25 fuel card.

Both Speedway and Thorntons have worked with ICMC – the state’s corn checkoff organization – to install Flex Fuel pumps at several of their stations in Indianapolis and across the state to offer their customers ethanol-blended fuel, including E85 for use in Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs).

For more information about this week’s RCR American Ethanol No. 3 show car appearances, visit http://www.rcrracing.com/fancentral/showcar.cfm. For more information about ICMC’s ethanol programs, visit www.incorn.org/ethanol.

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COntact: Megan Kuhn, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, 317-614-0377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.

This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.