That’s Racin. GM, one of NASCAR’s top sponsors, plans to file a formal petition asking that NASCAR join other racing series and switch to ethanol.
The recommendation by General Motors Corp., planned for later this year, comes just as NASCAR adjusts to a recent change to unleaded gasoline, decades behind the commercial marketplace.
GM sponsors 22 Nextel Cup cars under its Chevrolet nameplate, about half the field of any given race. A NASCAR spokesman said it is always open to new ideas, but withheld comment until GM actually presents a plan.