Enogen corn to present 'American Ethanol 200' NASCAR truck race

By Syngenta Corp. | June 28, 2013

Officials at Iowa Speedway have announced that Syngenta and its Enogen brand seed corn will be the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Newton track on July 13.

Now titled “American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen,” the 200-lap, 175-mile event over Iowa Speedway’s fast 7/8-mile tri-oval will feature 36 NASCAR “truckers” vying for championship points and prize money.

“We are thrilled to welcome Syngenta as the newest member in our family of promotional partners,” said Chuck Spicer, Iowa Speedway vice president of sales and marketing.  “We are especially proud that, given Enogen’s initial success in the ethanol production marketplace, Syngenta has chosen our ‘American Ethanol’ event to promote their unique brand of seed corn.”

Enogen corn features the first corn output trait bio-engineered specifically for ethanol production.  This breakthrough technology helps drive dramatic process improvements in dry grind ethanol production and is delivered through a high-value grain system that has the potential to greatly benefit growers, local communities and the renewable fuels industry.

“Syngenta is excited about this opportunity to come together with key partners and show our support of American Ethanol,” said David Witherspoon, head of renewable fuels at Syngenta. “We understand the significant role ethanol plays in driving economic growth and creating value for our nation and in our rural communities. We are truly honored to be a part of this race and are committed to the long-term success of the ethanol industry.”