GM to Urge NASCAR to Switch to Ethanol
5 May 2007
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.
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