NASCAR holding its third annual ‘Race to Green’ initiative this week

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NASCAR announced that this week marks the third annual NASCAR Race to Green environmental awareness campaign.

“NASCAR has the largest renewable energy, recycling and clean air programs in sports, but our sustainability platform is also about empowering fans to adopt new green-friendly behaviors,” said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer in a release. “NASCAR Race to Green celebrates the collective efforts of our industry and partners while teaching fans how they can contribute to a cleaner environment.”

During the week, the color green will be displayed on race vehicles and at NASCAR sanctioned tracks across the country. The NASCAR Green logo will be placed on the A-post of race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags and NASCAR officials’ uniforms. Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon and Xfinity Series driver Elliott Sadler will run green paint schemes in the Sprint Cups’ Toyota Owners 400 and the Xfinity Series’ ToyotaCare 250.

Other Race to Green initiatives include:

  • “Comcast Cares Day”:  XFINITY Series drivers work with 200 volunteers from Comcast for a cleanup project at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
  • Mobil 1 will work with NASCAR to provide lubricant technology expertise to the broadcast compound power generators and vehicle.
  • Chevrolet will work with Pocono Raceway and NASCAR Green to build sustainable habitats for threatened bats by repurposing recycled Chevrolet Volt battery covers.
  • Ford’s 20,000-square-foot display at Richmond will “go green” and feature its line of hybrid and electric vehicles.