Farm Fueled Ag Hall of Fame Luncheon

Chuck Zimmerman

When I first saw a picture of Tom Slunecka, Ethanol Promotion & Information Council in the invitation for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame I thought he was being inducted. A little young isn’t he, I thought. Then I looked closer and saw that he’s the guest speaker at the luncheon on Thursday …

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The Golden ZimmComm Microphone

Chuck Zimmerman

What a day it has been here at the NAMA convention. I’ll have lots of posts over the next couple days so don’t go away. One of the things I’ve been able to do some more of today is interviews like this one here with Tom Slunecka, Executive Director of EPIC. My interview with Tom will actually be used for …

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Ethanol, EPIC and Indy

Chuck Zimmerman

This past weekend I got to spend some time in the home state attending the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300. It was historic because it was the first race powered by 100% ethanol fuel. No matter who won, ethanol won. In fact, if you checked out the coverage on ESPN2 they called it the Ethanol Indy 300. While I was …

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Dan Wheldon & Ethanol Win Race

Chuck Zimmerman

Well, my man Jeff Simmons may not have won the race but ethanol still came out a big winner. Did any of you watch the ESPN coverage? I’ve heard that they spent lots of time talking about the fuel. Here’s the winner of the first Indy car race of the year, Dan Wheldon. It’s the third time in a row …

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Ethanol Car Has A Short Night

Chuck Zimmerman

The Team Ethanol car driven by Jeff Simmons is out of the race after what looked like a slide coming out of a turn which turned the car around and then two other cars crashed into it. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. Jeff is seen here with his fiance just prior to the race. I’m going to stick it …

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The Ethanol Green Flag

Chuck Zimmerman

This year the IRL is giving new meaning to the “green flag.” The official green flag has the ethanol logo. I was in the pits at the start to take this shot. It’s the best of my bunch. If you want to see all of them don’t forget to check out my photo album. I’m also posting more frequently on …

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Ethanol Car Leaving The Pits

Chuck Zimmerman

At the moment it’s cool inside the overflow media tent which where I got assigned to. My little spot is right in front on the end of the table. It was the last place open when I got here yesterday. You can’t escape the word ethanol here as the logo is everywhere and it’s on the “suggested stories” list handed …

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Interview With Ethanol Car Driver Jeff Simmons

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a hot sunny afternoon in south Florida. Fortunately the Indy cars get to do qualifying for race start position tonight under race time conditions since the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 is a night race tomorrow. Jeff Simmons has a new helmet this year which I think is pretty cool looking. This afternoon I caught up to …

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XM Satellite Radio Indy 300 Time

Chuck Zimmerman

In case you’re wondering where I am, I am in Homestead, FL. Yesterday was travel day. So here I am just as the practice laps are completed at the Miami-Homestead Speedway the day before the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300. That’ll take place tomorrow evening at 8pm eastern time and you can see it on ESPN2. I’m getting ready to …

EPIC, Ethanol

Getting Ready to Race at the XM Indy 300

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s almost race time for the Indy Racing League. The first one is this Saturday at the Homestead Miami Speedway and I’ll be blogging from there both here and on our Domestic Fuel site courtesy of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. It’s the XM Satellite Radio Indy 300. This is a historic race since it’ll be the first one …

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