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Green Racing: NASCAR Switches to E15 Gasoline for the 2011 Season.

On December 2nd NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced that America's most popular motor sport would be switching fuels to a fifteen percent ethanol based fuel or E15. This deal comes with a partnership between NASCAR and American Ethanol, and is under the flag NASCAR Green. For those of you who've heard of ethanol, but don't necessarily know what it is, it is basically fuel made from starches and sugars. In the United States our ethanol comes from corn, in places like Brazil (where ethanol based fuel is very popular) they get theirs from an abundance of sugar cane. I'm sure most, if not all, of you reading this have seen signs at your local gas station informing you that their fuel contains ten percent ethanol. The reason you see that is b...

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