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Get Bioethanol set to wave green flag on new era in NASCAR’s return to Nashville

Change is in the air as NASCAR gets ready to hold its first-ever Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. On top of the excitement that will take place on the track, there will be a new look for the green flag, the fuelport on each car and for the No. 3 Get Bioethanol Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon.

The green, white and black paint scheme is a fresh spin for fans of the No. 3 as Get Bioethanol represents the rebranding of American Ethanol. What hasn’t changed is the performance benefits of racing with engine smart and earth kind bioethanol blended fuel, Sunoco Green E15.

“Engine performance and reliability is important whether you’re on the racetrack or driving to the grocery store, and high-octane bioethanol help enhance performance,” said Austin Dillon. “Higher octane means better performance under pressure, so I am proud to race the Get Bioethanol Chevy and have the chance to showcase these benefits to race fans. My Chevy looks great, but it also performs great with Sunoco Green E15.”

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Since 2011, NASCAR has used Sunoco Green E15 to power its race cars, taking a leadership role in making a positive impact on the planet. Bioethanol reduces greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions. It is blended into gasoline to boost octane while displacing harmful chemicals.

At the championship race in 2019 at Phoenix Raceway, NASCAR celebrated hitting the 15-million-mile mark running on Sunoco Green E15. Nearly two more seasons have passed with Sunoco Green E15 continuing to help reduce emissions.

“For a decade this partnership has been a linchpin in our broad effort to implement practices for the betterment of the environment,” said Michelle Byron, Vice President, Partnership Marketing for NASCAR. “We are excited to begin this next chapter of our relationship as Get Bioethanol makes its national debut on the track this weekend in Nashville.”

In addition to the No. 3 paint scheme, Get Bioethanol branding will also debut on the green flag that is waved to start the races at Nashville. And each car will display Get Bioethanol in a green logo around the fuelport. While green means go for the drivers, it also means going green to stay environmentally friendly.

Greenhouse gas emissions from bioethanol are 46% lower than gasoline and since 2008, bioethanol have already reduced carbon emissions from U.S. cars and trucks by nearly 1 billion metric tons.  But it’s also a naturally high-octane fuel that helps boost engine performance, creating more horsepower and speed while allowing for the design of more fuel-efficient engines.

“People are looking for simple lifestyle changes to help the planet, and one way is to switch to a higher blend of bioethanol,” said Emily Skor, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy. “We are excited to debut the new Get Bioethanol car with NASCAR, a move that allows us to showcase our global commitment to bettering the environment.”

Whether it’s delivering cleaner and cooler high octane on the track or on your drive to the grocery store, plant-based bioethanol makes a lasting impact on our planet and for future generations. Learn more about what fueling up with bioethanol means for your engine and your environment at GetBioethanol.com.