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St. Patty's Day won't be the only "green" day in Iowa


NEWTON (KWWL) -- While St. Patrick's Day is all about celebrating everything green, in Iowa, June 25 will be all about green.

The Iowa Speedway is urging fans to take part in a "green out" on June 25 during the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Fans are urged to wear green to support the IZOD IndyCar Series race, Iowa Corn, and the "green" fuel, corn ethanol.

"What a better way to showcase a race running on a renewable "green" fuel than by filling the stands with green shirts," said Carrie Dodds, Iowa Corn Market Development Manager and staff lead on the Iowa Corn Indy 250 in a written statement. "Green corn, green fuel, green flag, and now you can wear your green shirt."

The IndyCar Series switched to 100 percent fuel grade ethanol in the 2006 season.

Last season, the IndyCar Series used approximately 70,000 gallons of ethanol.

IndyCar Series cars burn about 20,000 fewer gallons of fuel using ethanol than previous seasons, without losing any horsepower or speed on the track.

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