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Iowa Biodiesel Board applauds Peck Motorsports for greening efforts

WHAT: Peck Motorsports, a NASCAR racing team committed to going green, will fill up its solar-powered race hauler with a 15 percent blend of biodiesel. The team makes its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Iowa Speedway on July 14.   
WHEN:  4:00 p.m.  
Thursday, July 12

WHERE:  Love’s Travel Stop
4400 S. 22nd Ave. East
(I-80/East 44th St. South)
Newton, Iowa

WHO:  Driver Todd Peck, Peck Motorsports, and Randy Olson, Executive Director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board will be on hand to discuss biodiesel and NASCAR greening efforts. 
Photo Opp: Peck will fill up the race hauler and sign autographs for local fans. 

BACKGROUND:   Peck Motorsports, a NASCAR racing team based in Pennsylvania, is going green.  The race hauler has been outfitted with solar panels on the roof which power the newly installed LED lights and equipment, and the goal is to drive to and from races using biodiesel blends.  The hauler runs on up to B50 (50 percent biodiesel).
Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from agricultural byproducts and co-products, such as soybean oil.  It reduces dependence on foreign oil.  The national industry exceeded 1 billion gallons of production in 2011, a record year.  Iowa is the leading biodiesel producing state and supports green jobs statewide.

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