Indiana corn farmers, it isn't too late – Brickyard 400 tickets could be yours. Celebrate the fact you are proud to grow corn by taking a picture on your farm with an American Ethanol green flag.
Sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Green Flag Photo Challenge allows farmers to show their support for NASCAR's six millionth mile run on Sunoco Green E15 fuel, which will take place in Indianapolis in late July.
"Indiana is a leader in the production of ethanol and it is an important market for our corn, so we want to encourage Hoosier corn farmers to show their support of American ethanol while celebrating NASCAR's milestone of six million miles run on E15," said David Howell, chairman of ICMC's ethanol committee and farmer from Middletown.
To enter the Green Flag Photo Challenge, farmers should take a photo on their farm with the American Ethanol green flag. Need a flag? You can download a printable flag from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council's website.
In 2011, NASCAR partnered with American Ethanol and the National Corn Growers Association to make Sunoco Green E15 the exclusive fuel used at all NASCAR races. Three years later and in the heart of the Corn Belt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NASCAR will have raced 6 million miles on the Sunoco E15, which is 15% ethanol.
Ken Parrent, director of biofuels for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, credits the racing partnership in helping to raise consumer demand and awareness for ethanol fuels. Two out of three NASCAR fans know ethanol is a renewable fuel, according to a recent survey.
For more information about the Green Flag Photo Challenge, visit www.incorn.org/greenflag.