Nascar furthers green efforts with Safety-Kleen extension

North American stock-car racing series Nascar has agreed a multi-year extension to its partnership with used oil recycling and re-refining company Safety-Kleen.

Under the terms of the deal, the company will continue as the official environmental services supplier of Nascar. The extension comes amidst Nascar’s second-annual Race to Green initiative, which is galvanising teams, tracks, drivers, official Nascar partners, and fans around the theme of protecting and preserving the environment.

Safety-Kleen, an official Nascar partner since 2004, provides onsite trackside support with its cleaning products and through its oil recycling and re-refining services at more than 200 races a year. This ensures all cleaning solvents, oil, fluids and lubricants used in Nascar racing are recaptured and recycled into useable products.

“Safety-Kleen’s efforts at-track each and every race weekend has greatly contributed to Nascar owning the largest recycling program in sports,” Norris Scott, Nascar vice-president of partnership marketing, said.

Safety-Kleen became a founding partner of Nascar Green at the inception of the platform in 2008. Since entering the sport, Safety-Kleen has collected enough race-used oil to power the Empire State Building for more than an entire year. In 2013, Safety-Kleen collected and re-refined more than 200,000 gallons of Nascar oil at tracks and team shops.