NASCAR to use ethanol-blend fuel

CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR will move to an ethanol-blend fuel in all three of its national series beginning next season.

NASCAR chairman Brian France announced the move from unleaded gasoline to the cleaner blend Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He says the goal is to use the fuel beginning with next season's opener at Daytona.

The Sunoco Green E15 blend is a mixture of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is a clean-burning, high-octane motor fuel, and the ethanol portion is produced from renewable resources that Sunoco will get from the Midwest.

The fuel will be blended at Sunoco's facility in Marcus Hook, Pa. The new fuel will be pumped directly from tankers at the track, rather than from onsite underground storage tanks.