On and around the racetrack, 3M has a number of sustainability-minded technologies. Novec™ 1230 Fire Suppression, a unique technology with zero ozone depletion potential, was designed for the protection of high value computing assets. 3M’s Paint Preparation System, used both in automotive body shops and NASCAR™ racing team garages, reduces the need for solvent cleaning products by as much as 70%. And 3M’s Window Films are used in automotive, residential, government, and commercial applications to block Infra-Red (IR) rays, help cool interiors, and reduce energy requirements.
Chevrolet is committed to delivering fuel-efficient vehicles and technologies to its customers that help minimize their impact on the environment. This commitment extends to responsible manufacturing processes and community investments that promote energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy.
Coca-Cola Recycling has worked with NASCAR Green since 2008 increasing beverage container recycling at NASCAR races around the country. In the past three years they have placed almost 10,000 recycle bins at tracks where Coke products are served and in 2011 more than 6 million used aluminum cans and PET plastic bottles were collected and recycled.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Sustainability means meeting the current needs of our society in ways that enable future generations to meet their own needs. At Eaton, sustainability isn’t an autonomous program or initiative. It’s how we do business – and it’s an increasing part of our business success. We have been living it for years as “Doing Business Right,” and it is central to our vision to become the most admired company in our markets. Eaton is developing customer solutions that drive sustainable growth around the globe, including efficiently using and conserving global resources, developing energy efficient products, reducing emissions, protecting the environment, and volunteering time to help build stronger communities.
Elgin Sweeper, a division of Federal Signal Corporation and the leading manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications, is entering its second year as an official partner with NASCAR Green, maintaining its position as the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green. Elgin Sweeper provides unique solutions for racetrack sweeping, conditioning and maintenance throughout the racing season. Elgin Sweeper supports NASCAR’s Air Titan™ equipment to dry rain-soaked racetracks, saving jet fuel and reducing NASCAR’s overall carbon footprint. In addition, the Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper and the Elgin Sweeper Company will help clean and dry the tracks during caution periods if necessary.
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company’s four global business groups – Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World – provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
Exide operates nine recycling facilities around the world – five in the U.S., three in Europe and one in New Zealand. All of these facilities make Exide one of the few companies in the stored electrical energy industry with the capability to recycle its own product in its facilities and produce new products from the recycled components.
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations around the world. Freescale (The Official Automotive Semiconductor of NASCAR) provides the processors for McLaren’s engine control units (ECUs) that are used to manage the fuel and ignition systems in the engines for all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, replacing carburetors for the first time in NASCAR history.
Freightliner Trucks has been the Official Hauler of NASCAR since 2006. In 2008, Freightliner worked together with NASCAR on initiating clean idle throughout the three national series garage. The stylish Freightliner Coronado pulls many of NASCAR team trailers, equipment and cargo from track to track.
Ford Motor Company is developing new approaches to mobility that will reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts of transportation in the future. As the first manufacturer to use a Hybrid, Battery Electric and Energi Plug-in Hybrid vehicle to pace NASCAR races, Ford showcases its commitment to the “Power of Choice” to millions of NASCAR fans each weekend. Ford’s lineup features a range of fuel-efficient technologies, including EcoBoost engines and pure battery electric vehicles, to help customers reduce CO2 emissions while meeting their driving needs. For more information about Ford’s commitment to sustainability, please visit http://sustainability.ford.com.
The Official Tire supplier of NASCAR’s top three series facilitates a responsible recycling program for tires used on NASCAR stock cars and trucks. After race weekends, tires are transported to Charlotte, NC and receive first-phase processing onsite. The recycled material is sold to various industries for next-generation usage such as power generation and for asphalt mixtures. Approximately 121,000 tires in NASCAR’s top three national series combined are recycled each year.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) is North America’s fourth largest ethanol producer, which markets and distributes approximately one billion gallons of renewable motor fuel annually. Green Plains owns and operates grain storage assets in the corn belt and biofuel terminals in the southern U.S. Green Plains is a joint venture partner in BioProcess Algae LLC, which was formed to commercialize advanced photo-bioreactor technologies for growing and harvesting algal biomass.
Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve economic well-being and create a healthier environment for all Americans now. More information can be found at www.growthenergy.org.
As the Official Tire Recycler Of NASCAR Green, Liberty Tire will recycle approximately 120,000 Goodyear tires annually. “By recycling more than 140 million tires annually, we reclaim nearly 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products,” said Thomas Carter, Liberty Tire Recycling vice president of alternative fuels. “We look forward to enhancing NASCAR Green’s best-in-class recycling program by keeping its discarded tires out of landfills and transforming them into smart, sustainable products that improve people’s lives.”
In conjunction with the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™, Liberty Tire Recycling will provide GroundSmart Mulch™ that will enhance the landscaping of trees that are donated to areas of need throughout the country. The rubber mulch lasts longer than its wood mulch counterpart and prevents soil from washing away. Additionally, Liberty Tire Recycling products, such as rubberized asphalt will be used to repave racetracks and parking lots at NASCAR Home Track racetracks across the country.
At-track, Coors Light & NASCAR work to educate fans on the benefits of recycling and encourages them to drop plastic bottles and aluminum cans in designated bins. Coors Light will have special Campground Recycling programs at Talladega (May), Bristol (August), Chicagoland (September), and Talladega (October). Bottle and can recycling has expanded to include the grandstand, concourse, suites, garage and campgrounds at almost every track NASCAR visit.
For the third consecutive season, Mobil 1™ – which proudly serves as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner of NASCAR® – supports the NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative as an official program partner. Building on last year’s partnership where Mobil 1 lent its lubricant and fuel-efficiency technology expertise to the NASCAR broadcast compound vehicles and power generators, Mobil 1 is expanding its participation in the program this year by bringing its motor oils with fuel-efficiency benefits directly to race fans who will road trip from Charlotte to Richmond. Additionally, to further showcase Mobil 1’s support of the NASCAR Green program, Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet will sport a special Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy paint scheme for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup series race April 24, and all race teams that choose Mobil 1 will feature Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy graphics during Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series races for the weekend. Participating in Race to Green showcases what Mobil 1 and Mobil Delvac 1™ lubricants can do off the track to support environmental efforts and enhance engine performance in both passenger and commercial vehicles.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn check off programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. For more information, visit http://www.ncga.com.
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland Agriculture is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.(FI.MI). New Holland Agriculture sells and services an innovative line of agricultural equipment, including a full line of tractors, hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment. Sales, parts and service are provided by more than 1,000 New Holland dealers throughout North America. For over 30 years, New Holland has been an exclusive supplier of tractors and equipment to maintain many of the NASCAR tracks throughout the country and is an official partner with the full NASCAR organization.
POET, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 25-year-old company has a production capacity in excess of 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol and 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from its network of 27 production facilities. POET also operates a pilot-scale cellulosic bio-ethanol plant, which uses corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk as feedstock, and expects to commercialize the process in Emmetsburg, Iowa through its joint venture with DSM.
The Official Environmental Services Supplier for NASCAR, Safety-Kleen provides oil recycling and re-refining services to more than 200 NASCAR-sanctioned races a year, ensuring that all oil and lubricants used in racing are recaptured and re-used. Safety-Kleen collects and re-refines more than 200,000 gallons of race-used oil annually, as well as supplying parts washer services for the teams. The company continues to provide absorbent products used for cleaning fluid spills inside the NASCAR garages. For more information go to www.safety-kleen.com.
As the title sponsor of NASCAR’s premier national series, Sprint is committed to being a good corporate citizen through its green efforts. Sprint’s environmental efforts are evident at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event through &Recycle for Victory&, a wireless-recycling program that benefits a key NASCAR charity – Victory Junction. Fans who visit The Sprint Experience, the company’s mobile marketing display in the midway at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, can pick up a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope to recycle their used cellular phones, batteries and accessories, from any carrier and in any condition. Since 2001, Sprint has recycled more than 24 million phones, which equates to more than 2,600 metric tons of material. Check out www.sprint.com/responsibility for more information on Sprint’s environmental efforts.
SunEdison is a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar technology and energy services. Serving the residential, commercial, public, and utility sectors, SunEdison is dedicated to transforming lives by delivering clean, renewable energy worldwide. Our expertise throughout the entire value chain allows us to provide maximum value to our partners.
The Official Fuel of NASCAR since 2004, Sunoco helps in powering it’s three national series with Sunoco Green E15. It’s a 98 octane unleaded fuel, specifically engineered for high-performance engines. Sunoco® Green E15® begins as crude oil shipped to the U.S. in tankers filled with more than two million barrels. It’s then transferred to Sunoco’s refinery in Marcus Hook, PA, where Sunoco Race Fuel is exclusively produced. Utilizing a single production facility for our racing fuels is another way we ensure consistent product quality. Once tested and colored, Sunoco Green E15 is loaded onto a dedicated fleet of Sunoco tanker trucks and driven to NASCAR tracks across the country.
Respect for the Planet. Simply stated, this is Toyota’s commitment to the environment. Toyota strives to minimize environmental impacts at all stages of the vehicle life cycle: in research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. From daily operations, operations of key business partners and support for our local communities, Toyota focuses on continuous improvement for a better tomorrow.