Changes in NASCAR Fuel

E15As NASCAR approaches the 2011 season, the racecars on the track are expected to be fueled by a mixture of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline—E15. Ethanol is a high-octane motor fuel created from renewable recourses such as corn. At its most basic, it is grain alcohol.

Hendrick Motorsports is already testing the fuel. Roush Yates engines plans to start development with E15 shortly. And, ethanol has become the organizations priority because they want it in all three series.

This change in fuel will be an exciting move for NASCAR. Yates believes it is necessary in order to stay relevant with the ever changing world.

Although NASCAR has stepped up the discussion of fuel change, there are disagreements on when this can truly be implemented.


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