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Pioneer Hi-Bred Sponsors NASCAR Race at the Iowa Speedway

Nationwide Series Race Will Be Fueled by 15 Percent Corn Ethanol


JOHNSTON, Iowa – April 26, 2011 – Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, today announced its sponsorship of the Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 Presented by Pioneer. This NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be held on Sunday, May 22, at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

For the 2011 season, NASCAR’s three national touring series will run on 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,” said Todd Frazier, Pioneer business director for Iowa and Missouri. “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.”

John Deere, in partnership with 10 Iowa John Deere dealers, is the title sponsor of the Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 Presented by Pioneer.

In addition, Pioneer is again partnering with Iowa Corn to sponsor the 5th annual Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by Pioneer at the Iowa Speedway on June 25, 2011. The cars for that race also will be fueled with corn ethanol.

“These are great events for the state of Iowa,” said Frazier. “They help showcase how Iowa agriculture is stepping up to the challenge to meet the food and fuel needs of the world.”

“Pioneer’s partnership seems like a natural fit, given a large portion of our fan base is tied to agriculture, and we’re very grateful to have them on board,” said Chuck Spicer, Iowa Speedway vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Pioneer’s joint sponsorships with John Deere and Iowa Corn enable us to create an exciting race-going experience for our fans that’s fueled – literally – by some of the biggest names in Iowa’s agricultural industry.”

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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4/26/11

Contact:
Julie Kenney
515-535-4567
julie.kenney@pioneer.com

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