ST. LOUIS -- At the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in St. Louis Monday, ICM Inc. and Green Plains Renewable Energy announced they are teaming up to sponsor the Ryan Hunter-Reay's #37 Ethanol USA-Team IZOD car from Andretti Autosport to be driven by Hunter-Reay at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

The Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by Pioneer(R) is scheduled for Sunday,
June 20, 2010 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

Hunter-Reay was sponsored by the U.S. ethanol industry in the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The IZOD IndyCar(R) Series is the only motorsports circuit using 100-percent fuel-grade ethanol.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be representing Ethanol USA in the IZOD IndyCar Series again for a race that's fueled by ethanol made in the United States," says Hunter-Reay. "Everyone talks about cleaner, greener energy, but this is one industry that has been consistently delivering on its promises."

Hunter-Reay is in the midst of a thrilling 2010 season. He and Team IZOD began the season with a runner-up finish in the Sao Paulo Indy 300. Three races later, he picked up his first victory of the year at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. He has collected three top-5's and currently sits sixth in IZOD IndyCar Series points standings -- 45 points behind the leader -- and is poised to make a championship run.

"We're excited to be back in the IZOD IndyCar Series, and thrilled to renew our relationship with Ryan Hunter-Reay," said Dave Vander Griend, ICM President and CEO. "Ryan has demonstrated his tremendous skill on the race track, and is a passionate supporter of the U.S. ethanol industry."

Higher blends of ethanol have proven themselves with flying colors in auto racing. Indy car racing has always been the most technologically advanced form of racing and has always prided itself on being on the forefront of automotive innovation. Ethanol has an octane rating of 113 which can be utilized in higher blends to improve performance and keep engines clean.

"This partnership is a great platform to demonstrate the environmental and performance aspects of ethanol right in the backyard of the #1 ethanol producing state with over 84 million barrels of production," said Todd Becker, President and CEO of Green Plains Renewable Energy. "We continue to prove year after year that ethanol has become a permanent solution to breaking our dependence on foreign oil in a clean and responsible manner."

"Everyone at Andretti Autosport is honored to share the spotlight with the U.S. ethanol industry," said Michael Andretti, chairman, president and CEO of Andretti Autosport. "We share the same ideals of innovation and ingenuity as those who seek a more secure energy future in the U.S."

SOURCE: ICM Inc.; Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.; Andretti Autosport.