Posted: September 17, 2012
Rookie Austin Dillon driving the Number 3 Chevrolet emblazoned with American Ethanol finished third in the NASCAR Nationwide series Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland on Saturday.
Before the race, Dillon came around to the Illinois Family Farmers exhibit in Champions Park outside the track and climbed up on the bed of a flex fuel Chevy Avalanche pick up to make some remarks about the race and then sign some autographs.
“It’s great when we come to these Midwestern tracks where all this corn’s been brewed mostly,” he said during a quick interview. “I’m really excited about our chances to win today. It’s really cool if we can get American ethanol’s name out there and just let everybody know that there’s a clean alternative fuel out there.”
He was glad to see the corn growers having a good time and happy to show everybody “that we can go fast on ethanol.”
Listen to an interview with Austin here: Interview with Austin Dillon