North American stock-car racing series Nascar has confirmed a multi-year agreement with the American Council on Renewable Energy (Acore) to make the Washington DC-based non-profit organisation its newest official green partner.
Sponsored by American global aerospace, defence, security, and advanced technology company Lockheed Martin in the partnership, Acore will activate its Nascar deal through selected on-location activities during the Sprint Cup Series events at Daytona International Speedway in July, Chicagoland Speedway in September and Kansas Speedway in October.
Acore, which promotes renewable energy technologies for the production of electricity, fuels, heat and hydrogen, will also play a role in Nascar’s month-long Race To Green campaign in April, which will highlight the work done by the series and its roster of green partners to help reduce the sport’s environmental impact.
Nascar surpassed five million competition miles last year across its three national series with Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 per cent ethanol made from American-grown corn. Nascar also has the largest renewable energy stadium project in the world, Pocono Raceway, which powers more than 250 homes in the mountain region.
Other facets of the Nascar Green drive include a tree-planting scheme to capture 100 per cent of emissions produced by races and a partnership with electrical power management specialist Eaton sealed last July.