American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Latest updates

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American Ethanol gets the green flag every time a NASCAR engine starts, keeping the sport running on high-performance Sunoco Green E15 fuel since 2011. Now the brand is presenting a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award each week for shining on those quick starts.

Each week the driver who records the fastest average speed on restarts during an event and finishes the race on the lead lap will win the award. At the end of the season, the overall American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award will be presented during Champion’s Week festivities in Las Vegas. In the event of a tie at the end of the season, the winner will be the eligible driver who ranks highest in Monster Energy Series points.

“Sunoco Green E15 allows NASCAR teams to get the most out of their engines,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “It‘s made with 15 percent American ethanol, a cleaner burning, high-octane biofuel that‘s smart for engines and kinder for the Earth. On or off the track, E15 powers Sunday drives everywhere. We are proud to sponsor the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award because it recognizes NASCAR‘s high-performance athletes — the drivers who average the fastest speed on restarts each week.”

Race teams and engine builders praise the Sunoco Green E15 fuel blend, which is a key part of NASCAR Green efforts to minimize the sport’s environmental impact. The high-performance fuel reduces race car emissions while making competition even more exhilarating with improved horsepower.

Track the competition for American Ethanol’s 2018 year-end award each week from Daytona to Homestead.

 

2018 AMERICAN ETHANOL GREEN FLAG RESTART AWARD WINNERS

Race

Track

Driver

Average restart speed

1.

Daytona

Joey Logano

187.548 mph

2.

Atlanta

Brad Keselowski

176.176 mph

3.

Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick

179.316 mph

4.

ISM Raceway

Kyle Busch

127.746 mph

5.

Auto Club

Martin Truex Jr.

179.337 mph

6.

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

91.014 mph

7.

Texas

Joey Logano

179.756 mph

8.

Bristol

Kyle Larson

118.743 mph

9.

Richmond

Martin Truex Jr.

117.112 mph

10.

Talladega

Chase Elliott

188.782 mph

11.

Dover

Kevin Harvick

152.742 mph

12.

Kansas

Kevin Harvick

176.768 mph

13.

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

177.339 mph

14.

Pocono

Kevin Harvick

169.824 mph

15.

Michigan

Kevin Harvick

190.276 mph

16.

Sonoma

Martin Truex Jr.

92.065 mph

17.

Chicagoland

Kevin Harvick

169.076 mph

18.

Daytona

Erik Jones

186.598 mph

19.

Kentucky

Martin Truex Jr.

174.741 mph

20.

New Hampshire

Martin Truex Jr.

127.217 mph

21.

Pocono

Kyle Busch

167.348 mph

22.

Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott

120.162 mph

23.

Michigan

Kevin Harvick

187.048 mph

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