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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture rides Indy car to work

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture zipped to work this morning on an Indy car.  Bill Northey was given a ride to work in style in celebration of the 4th running of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 this weekend in Newton.

"It was a fun ride. I definitely got some looks this morning. It's a fun chance to tell folks a little about the Iowa Corn Indy 250," Northey said.

Northey joined farmers for breakfast Tuesday morning.  The corn growers spoke about how the race is a great way to promote Iowa's ethanol industry.  The race is 100% fueled by the fuel.

"It certainly sends a message, especially when you're running 100 percent ethanol like these Indy cars do. It's very common to have E10 in your gasoline, but we're trying to increase the ethanol blends that we are using. And showing that Indy cars run on 100 percent ethanol sends a very clear message," Iowa Corn Promotion Board Incoming Chairman Dick Gallagher said.


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