Sunoco to Supply NASCAR with Ethanol-Blended Race Fuel;Sunoco Green E15 will debut in 2011 season

Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) announced today that it will supply the







Racing (

NASCAR) with a new high-performance

fuel for the 2011 season. The new fuel – known as Sunoco Green E15

– is a 15% ethanol blend that will be used in

NASCAR’s three national touring


“Since 2004, Sunoco has produced and delivered to

NASCAR the world’s best racing fuel

flawlessly in a challenging, high-stakes environment,” said Bob

Owens, Senior Vice President, Sunoco. “We’re proud to be part of

NASCAR’s dedication to conservation

with Sunoco Green E15 – the ultimate high-test ethanol fuel blend.

In our six years as official fuel partner, Sunoco has changed with

the times by helping

NASCAR transition to unleaded fuel.

Now we are eager to produce for the sport a high-performance

ethanol blend.”

Sunoco Green E15 will be blended at Sunoco’s fuel facility in

Marcus Hook, Pa. The corn-based ethanol will come in part from

Sunoco’s new ethanol manufacturing facility in Fulton, N.Y.

NASCAR team engine builders have

been testing Sunoco Green E15 for several months and reports have

been very positive. In fact, many have reported achieving more

horsepower with Sunoco Green E15. The new fuel will be pumped

directly from tankers at the track, rather than from on-site

underground storage tanks.

NASCAR fans will see the same great

racing they have come to expect, but with a new, greener fuel.

“We know first-hand what it takes to produce high-performance,

ethanol-blended fuels – almost every drop of Sunoco gasoline sold

today contains ethanol,” said Cynthia Archer, Vice President,

Marketing and Development, Sunoco. “We look forward to highlighting

the efforts of the whole racing community to transition to Sunoco

Green E15 in time for the Daytona 500 – from its manufacture all

the way to the racetrack.”

As the new official fuel of

NASCAR, Sunoco Green E15 will

replace Sunoco 260 GTX, the 98-octane, unleaded race fuel that set

the standard for performance. Starting in 2011, Sunoco Green E15

will be used by every car and truck in the

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,

NASCAR Nationwide Series, and

NASCAR Camping World Truck


Sunoco is a leading transportation fuel provider, with

operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest regions

of the United States. The company operates more than 4,700 branded

retail locations that market transportation fuels and convenience

store merchandise in 23 states. This retail network is principally

supplied by Sunoco-owned refineries with a combined crude oil

processing capacity of 675,000 barrels per day. Sunoco is also the

General Partner and has a 31-percent interest in Sunoco Logistics

Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership which

owns and operates 6,000 miles of refined product and crude oil

pipelines and approximately 40 product terminals. Many of Sunoco

Logistics’ pipelines and terminals and storage facilities are

integrated with Sunoco’s retail network and refineries. Through

SunCoke Energy, Sunoco makes high-quality metallurgical-grade coke

for major steel manufacturers. The company’s facilities in the U.S.

have the capacity to manufacture approximately 3.67 million tons of

metallurgical coke annually. Sunoco also is the operator of, and

has an equity interest in, a 1.7 million tons-per-year coke-making

facility in Vit?ria, Brazil.