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Syngenta sponsoring Iowa 250 presented by Enogen on Sunday, June 17

  • The Iowa 250 presented by Enogen is a 250-lap NASCAR Xfinity Series race
  • Enogen corn premiums-to-date expected to top $100 million during 2018
  • NASCAR has been a visible supporter of earth-friendly American ethanol since 2011
MINNETONKA, Minn., U.S.A., June 13, 2018 – For the sixth consecutive year, Syngenta is sponsoring NASCAR® racing at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. 

This year’s featured event is the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen, a 250-lap NASCAR Xfinity Series race, on Sunday, June 17. Enogen® corn helps to enhance ethanol production and provides corn growers the opportunity to be enzyme suppliers for their local ethanol plant. This year, Enogen premiums-to-date paid to Enogen corn growers are expected to surpass $100 million.

“We are proud to be working with Iowa Speedway and NASCAR to host this exciting event,” said Chris Tingle, head of commercial operations for Enogen at Syngenta. “This is a milestone year for Enogen corn – as measured by premiums paid-to-date – and we are pleased to be able to take this opportunity to say thank you to the ethanol plants and corn growers who are making this game-changing technology a success. To do so in collaboration with NASCAR makes it even more special.”

Syngenta to sponsor the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen on
Sunday, June 17, at Iowa Speedway.

has been a visible supporter of earth-friendly American ethanol since 2011, when it launched a long-term biofuels program to reduce emissions of the fuel used in all its racing series. As part of this partnership, NASCAR’s three national touring series began using Sunoco Green E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend biofuel made from American-grown corn. By utilizing Sunoco Green E15 race fuel, NASCAR has demonstrated that ethanol-blended fuel performs when held to the highest standards.

By the end of 2018, Syngenta anticipates more than 280 million bushels of Enogen corn will have been grown on nearly 1.5 million acres and contributed to 
approximately 7 billion gallons of ethanol produced. 

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