NASCAR driver visits Illinois Capitol to promote ethanol fuel blends
SPRINGFIELD - An award-winning NASCAR driver made an appearance at the state Capitol Wednesday to promote higher blends of ethanol fuel. Kenny Wallace visited Illinois lawmakers in an effort to push for more E-15 fuel blends in the state.
E-15 is made up of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. Lower blends are more common throughout the state. Since 2011, NASCAR has exclusively used E-15 fuel for its practices, qualifications, and races.
Increased use of higher ethanol would help Illinois farmers and lower emissions, according to Wallace.