The Iowa Corn 300 provides our organization with a venue to promote the power and performance of ethanol at speeds of over 200 miles per hour. The race, sponsored by Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), generates awareness of ethanol and allows consumers to learn about the benefits of supporting the ethanol industry while giving them the opportunity to see the homegrown fuel in action.
Each year, race fans flock to the Iowa Speedway in Newton to watch IndyCars powered by E85 zip around the track. These fans, as well as those watching on TV and online, are reminded of the chance to fuel up like the pros by taking advantage of cleaner burning, renewable fuels at the pump.
Iowa is the front-runner in corn and ethanol production, so sponsoring a race that promotes not only Iowa corn but also higher blends of ethanol makes sense. Ethanol production provides nearly 47,000 jobs for Iowa residents and has the ability to generate over 3.9 billion gallons of cleaner burning, higher octane fuel. One bushel of corn creates close to 3 gallons of ethanol that can be used to either power a flex fuel vehicle or push an IndyCar to 200 miles per hour.