Eclipse, Inc. announced it will sponsor Jeff Simmons and the No. 17 Team Ethanol car of Rahal-Letterman racing in the IndyCar series. The IndyCar series is at the forefront of a push for renewable energy with its switch to 100% fuel-grade ethanol for the 2007 season, which makes it the first and only motorsport series to run ethanol. Ethanol is a 100% renewable fuel, distilled from corn and other high-starch crops. By the end of 2007, close to 140 plants in the United States will be producing approximately 7 billion gallons of ethanol annually.