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Childress made 41 starts in the NASCAR Grand Touring/ Grand American division be- tween 1969 and 1971 before moving on to Cup racing. He finished 22 of those races in the top ten. (ISC Archives via Getty Images) Dale Earnhardt looks on from atop his hauler alongside car owner Richard Childress as he prepares to drive the #3 Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet in the 400 at Darlington Raceway on March 19, 2000, in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) “The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions attribut- able to this fuel is equivalent to removing nearly 20 million cars from our nation’s roads every year — keeping our air cleaner,” said Childress, who uses Sunoco Green E15 race fuel on the track and E15 fuel in his personal cars. “That’s a lasting impact that benefits us all.” Bringing the best to the track and the fuel pump The future is even more energizing, said Childress, whose grandson, Austin Dillon, drives the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing that Dale Earnhardt made famous. “NASCAR brings the absolute best engine performance experts, scientists, and researchers together to produce world-class engines,” Childress said. “Similarly, the strides made in ethanol production are incredible.” Ethanol plants utilize some of the brightest scientific minds to constantly innovate new ways to increase production efficiency and make a cleaner fuel that boosts engine performance, all while saving consumers money at the pump. “Seeing all the care, precision, and SPRING 2017 Team owners Richard Childress and Richard Petty hug on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 16, 2010, in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR) Childress atop the team haul- er at Charlotte Motor Speed- way. (Photo by Geoff Burke/ Getty Images for NASCAR) passion that goes into an ethanol plant running at full tilt is an impressive spectacle, and it makes me proud that NASCAR uses Sunoco Green E15 every day,” said Childress, who encourages consumers to visit for more information on this 21st century fuel. As he takes stock of his achievements and looks to the future, Childress is quick to thank the many people who have sup- ported him along the way, especially his wife, Judy; daughter, Tina; son-in-law, Mike Dillon; grandson, Ty Dillon, and his wife, Haley; and grandson, Austin D @2f<:RvFWv&B( vR&R44"&6rf֖ǒ( R6Bw&wFVW&w6w&GVFW06G&W7222ЧF&26WfVVG0BFRf7F&W0WBF6R6 6B( &6&N( 06&VW"2G&'WFRFW&6vVVGBW'6WfW&6RBv^( &R&V@F6VBЦ2g&VB( У