Monday, March 10, 2014
Unfortunately for Dale Earnhardt Jr., crew chief Steve Letarte’s words proved prophetic.
“If it runs out, stay on the track and coast to the finish,” Letarte told his driver as he took the white flag in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
And that’s exactly what happened.
After pulling away slightly from race winner Brad Keselowski during a dramatic battle over the last 15 of 267 laps, Earnhardt ran out of fuel on the backstretch, a half-lap from the finish, and coasted home in second place, 1.531 seconds behind the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford.
Monday, March 03, 2014
In a race that began with an air of inevitability as thick as the storm clouds that pelted Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick survived a succession of late restarts to win Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
In his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing and his first with crew chief Rodney Childers, Harvick entered the race as an overwhelming favorite and delivered, despite the best efforts of Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., who chased Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet to the checkered flag.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today, at Growth Energy’s fifth annual Executive Leadership Conference, the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS was unveiled by Growth Energy Co-Chair Jeff Broin, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Growth Energy Board Member and special guest Richard Childress and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion, Austin Dillon. The No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS will debut in the “The Profit on CNBC” 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday at 1 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).
Monday, February 24, 2014
In one crucially important respect, this was a different Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In another respect, this was the same Dale Earnhardt Jr. we have known since his childhood.
The “different” Dale Jr. was the one who raced in Sunday night’s marathon Daytona 500, talking control of the race after a 6-hour, 22-minute rain delay and staving off challenge after challenge until he took the checkered flag.
Earnhardt had the race’s dominant car, and he knew it. Empowered by that knowledge, and bolstered by a formidable performance in the final nine races of last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Earnhardt wasn’t about to settle for second place, his finishing position in three of the previous four Daytona 500s.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
American Ethanol Enhances Partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Driver Austin Dillon in 2014
American Ethanol, Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon
Thursday, July 25, 2013
American Ethanol spokesman Austin Dillon made history last night at the CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, winning the first NASCAR® dirt track race since the 1970s. Austin raced to victory lane in the American Ethanol green and black No. 39 Chevrolet truck.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
On the July 2 edition of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” host Jim Cramer welcomed NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France along with a vehicle from each of NASCAR’s three national series to the network’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J. studios.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Dillon will race the No. 33 American Ethanol Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway on June 16.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Growth Energy announced the appointment of Ryan Welsh to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for American Ethanol. In this capacity, Welsh will focus on further leveraging the American Ethanol venture to expand consumer knowledge of the benefits of ethanol and E15.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The September 15 ‘American Ethanol 200’ at Iowa Speedway was cited by NASCAR as one of the two ‘Top Races’ in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series season.
Monday, November 26, 2012
In 2011, Sunoco Green E15 – a high-performance, American-made fuel, was introduced to NASCAR racing. Its three national touring series began using the renewable, low-carbon fuel that is blended with 15 percent ethanol from U.S-grown corn.
Monday, July 30, 2012
NASCAR Managing Director for Green Innovation Mike Lynch speaks at the White House on July 19, 2012 as part of a panel convened by the Obama Administration. The event brought together sports league and team leaders, stadium operators and supply chain companies to celebrate success stories in making our sports facilities more energy efficient and raising the profile of the importance of going green.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
He clearly has the ability, with a championship in the Camping World Truck Series and the first of what may be several Nationwide tour victories to his credit. He has the bloodline, with a father and a grandfather who both competed at NASCAR’s national levels. He has the look, that big white cowboy hat acting like a magnet for photographers and helping him stand out from the crowd. He’s getting that slightest bit of an outlaw reputation, not because of his driving, but due to technical violations discovered on his race car in each of the past two weekends.
Friday, June 08, 2012
NASCAR Official Partner American Ethanol announced a comprehensive campaign to further increase awareness among NASCAR fans about the benefits of American Ethanol.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Austin Dillon made an appearance to the condo of AdvoCare advisors Randy and Dianna Knighton at Texas Motor Speedway to help give Make-A-Wish child Luke Chambers a NASCAR weekend experience. The eight-year-old has Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS I) and undergoes treatment on a weekly bassis. Dillon signed Chamber’s No. 3 AdvoCare diecast and watched NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice with him before qualifying on Friday.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ride along with Austin Dillon at LVMS and the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Austin gets ready for at-track activities at Daytona International Speedway.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Austin and Ty Dillon are poised on the verge of what arguably is the biggest season of either of their professional racing lives.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
In a nod to its commitment to the sport, American Ethanol today announced at the NASCAR Preview fan event in Charlotte, N.C., that it will continue relationships with Richard Childress Racing and RAB Racing for the 2012 season.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The 2011 NASCAR season closed in historic fashion. Jimmie Johnson was denied a sixth consecutive title. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards dueled all the way to the very last race, generating ESPN’s highest-rated NASCAR event to date.