American Ethanol Summer 2017 - Page 8

As American As Ethanol Racing at Daytona to honor our veterans A fter Austin Dillon and the No. 3 car posted a win at the Coca-Cola 600, Growth Energy was eagerly anticipating the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona on July 1—and not just for the thrill of competition. Nineteen percent of the American ethanol industry’s workforce is veterans. That is why honoring military members is a strong tradition for Growth Energy, and the association proudly partners with NASCAR and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to carry that tradition forward. 8 You won’t find a more patriotic sport than NASCAR, as demonstrated by the “NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola” initiative, which honors the United States military and runs through most of the summer. As part of that effort, Growth Energy unveiled in Daytona a special edition red, white, and blue American Ethanol paint scheme on Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet race car. Retired four-star general, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and Growth Energy board member Wesley Clark served as the grand marshal of the race. Accompanying him to the track were employees of Growth Energy member AMERICAN ETHANOL THE MAGAZINE