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John Deere to sponsor NASCAR race at Newton

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John Deere has announced it will partner with 10 of its dealers in Iowa to sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide race at the Iowa Speedway on May 22.

The race which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., will be called the Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 presented by Pioneer.

John Deere will host more than 3,000 of its customers at the race.

"Iowa Speedway can hold more than 55,000 fans, and the Nationwide Series Races at this track consistently sell out," says Oldham. "Because many of our customers are avid race fans, we are very excited about the sponsorship with our dealers, and look forward to an exciting race on the fastest track (under 1 mile) in the nation," Jeff Oldham, Division Sales Manager at John Deere, said in a written statement.

This season, NASCAR's three national touring series are running on a fuel blended with 15 percent American ethanol from corn grown in the United States.

"Powering race cars at high speeds is the ultimate in ethanol performance," Todd Frazier, Pioneer business director for Iowa and Missouri, said in a written statement. "Just as science and innovation are constantly improving the performance of the cars on the track, they are helping to develop alternative fuels that Iowa agriculture can deliver."

In addition, 10 lucky customers will win a one-year lease on a 825i Gator XUV. You can enter to win at one of these participating dealer locations:

· Barker Implement & Motor Co. Inc., Lenox
· Bodensteiner Implement Co., Elkader
· Elder Implement, Co., Inc., Muscatine
· Ernie Williams Ltd., Algona
· GreenValley AG & Turf, LLC, Mt. Vernon
· Horizon Equipment, Manning
· K.C. Nielsen LTD, Humboldt
· Schenkelberg Implement Co., Carroll
· Southard Implement Co., Marshalltown
· Van-Wall Equipment, Inc., Perry

John Deere has also asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Iowa to choose one child to be the honorary Grand Marshall.

For tickets call 1-866-GO-RUSTY or visit www.iowaspeedway.com.

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