Sheetz and Growth Energy are demonstrating the availability of E15 for North Carolina drivers alongside the #62 car that Sheetz is sponsoring in today’s Drive For the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
E15, the same high-performance fuel that will power the Sheetz #62 car, is now available at 61 Sheetz stations across North Carolina. The fuel was featured during pit stops at five area Sheetz locations, where motorists checked out the vehicle that will be driven by Brendan Gaughan.
“We are proud of our partnership with Sheetz, a retailer committed to providing their customers with the best fueling options in North Carolina,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “E15 has been powering teams to victory on the racetrack for the last five years, reducing emissions and boosting performance. North Carolina drivers can now find this same high-performance, 21st century fueling option at Sheetz stores across the state.”
E15 is approved for use in all cars made since 2001. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Durham Mayor Bill Bell recently designated Sept. 16 as E15 Day in their cities in recognition of the extensive benefits the fuel offers drivers, the environment and our economy.
“We enjoy working with Growth Energy to ensure our loyal customers have the best, most extensive selection of fuels to choose from at the pump,” added Mike Lorenz, executive vice president of petroleum supply for Sheetz. “We believe drivers should be able to choose a fuel option that suits their needs. E15, which contains 5% more ethanol than standard gasoline, has a higher octane level than regular gasoline, which translates to more horsepower. It’s also cleaner burning and cheaper, three benefits we believe our customers will appreciate.”
E15 is an advanced fueling option that supports hundreds of thousands of high-tech, American jobs and is generally more affordable than regular gasoline. Added ethanol content also ensures that E15 lowers greenhouse gas emissions while burning cooler and reducing engine wear and tear.
As part of this week’s events, the Sheetz car made appearances at North Carolina stations in Statesville, Troutman, Conover, Hickory and Salisbury.
Sheetz is also taking part in Growth Energy’s annual Pink Out program, where two cents from the sale of every gallon of E15 will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Sheetz has chosen to direct their contributions to the American Cancer Society.