2008 Indy 500 Goes Green [with video]

Indy 500

Yesterday, Scott Dixon won the 92nd annual Indy 500 — but that’s not the only thing newsworthy about the race. Many cars were fueled by ethanol that was produced by plant material from the U.S. One benefit of using the ethanol fuel (above the environmental issue) is that ethanol actually has a higher octane than gasoline, and therefore has no problem reaching 120 mph, the standard pace set for the race. Keep reading to watch a video about the topic discussed by two time Indy 500 winner, and this year’s pace car driver, Emerson Fittipaldi.