May 19, 2011


Fast Cy

As a way to highlight Iowa State's role in the development of ethanol and continued leadership in biofuels research, the university will sponsor a NASCAR race car at the Iowa Speedway in Newton Saturday. The No. 85 Chevrolet in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East/West Challenge May 21 (7 p.m.) will race with Iowa State colors and logos. The car was on campus Wednesday morning at the start of a caravan to Newton, via the State Capitol, to promote biorenewable fuels in vehicles. NASCAR started fueling some of its stock cars this year with a blend of 15 percent ethanol. Photo by Bob Elbert.