American Ethanol Summer 2017 - Page 9

Veterans 19% make up of the American ethanol industry’s workforce U.S. Army General (ret.) Wesley K. Clark gives the “Drivers, start your engine” command in front of race fans and a national television audience to start the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Inter- national Speedway. Austin Dillon wins the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. (HHP/Harold Hinson) companies who had previously served our country in the military and their spouses. The group was honored by a crowd that clearly respected and appreciated the daily sacrifices our military makes for the United States. Growth Energy’s partnerships with NASCAR and RCR go beyond sponsorship agreements. They share many of the same ideals, making involvement in the sport such an enriching experience for Growth Energy and American Ethanol. Both are working to make sure every NASCAR fan in America is a fan of ethanol. They are also confident that more and more NASCAR fans will come to value the industry as embodying the values they hold dear. SUMMER 2017 Austin Dillon, Gen. Wesley K. Clark, and Gertrude Clark greet Growth Energy member company employees and veterans before the start of the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. (HHP/Alan Marler) 9