News Release

Media Advisory--CBOT Highlights Ethanol and the Indianapolis 500

Tue May 08 2007


Chicago Board of Trade Highlights Ethanol and the Indianapolis 500


The CBOT will host Indy Race Car Driver Jeff Simmons and his 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol car in a tribute to the “Greening of Racing” and a salute to the IndyCar® for its transition to 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol in 2007. 

Jeff Simmons will open the event by driving up in an IndyCar vehicle on the CBOT Plaza. Following a brief press conference, dignitaries will tour the Agricultural Trading Floor at the market open and then be available for interviews.


Charlie Carey, Chairman, Chicago Board of Trade
Jeff Simmons, #17 Team Ethanol Driver
Thomas Dorr, Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Terry Angstadt, President IndyCar Series
Tom Slunecka, Exec. Dir., Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC)


Monday, May 14, 2007
8:30 a.m. Central Time


Chicago Board of Trade
CBOT Plaza, outside of the Exchange on the east side of the building
141 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Il 60604

For those interested in attending, please RSVP to Debbie Baratz, CBOT Communications at (312) 435-3625 or

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434