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NASCAR signs memorandum with EPA (enters into a memo of understanding (MOU) .. Think Green!)
NASCAR.com ^ | 5/22/12

Posted on 05/22/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that provides a framework to encourage greater environmental awareness and adoption of green products and solutions with NASCAR fans and the entire industry. The MOU is a voluntary partnership around education and awareness. The agreement denotes some core areas NASCAR and the EPA will collaborate on moving forward including the following programs: E3: Economy, Energy and Environment; and Design for the Environment (DfE) labeled consumer and commercial products. Chase Predictor Play all season long

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The MOU, which can be accessed at http://bit.ly/EPA-NASCAR-mou, will pave the way for other opportunities and areas of focus for EPA and NASCAR such as sourcing more sustainable concessions at NASCAR events, expanding the use of DfE-labeled chemical products, conserving water, and continuing to grow the promotion and practice of all applicable types of recycling. Through E3, NASCAR and the EPA will work together to foster the adoption of green approaches, address sustainability challenges, and seize opportunities. A continuously greener sport -- and NASCAR's supplier network -- will have positive economic and environmental impacts that extend far beyond the race track in the communities that NASCAR and the EPA serve.

NASCAR, in partnership with industry, environmental and academic groups, will also begin to evaluate the potential for adoption of green products as labeled under the EPA Design for the Environment program as having met rigorous environmental standards. NASCAR Green is also planned to be employed as a platform for enhancing awareness among NASCAR fans and business-to-business partners of the benefits of using DfE-labeled products in our homes, communities and at work. The MOU is based on the spirit of collaboration and does not address regulatory issues.

"This collaboration is a statement of NASCAR's commitment to green innovation and our role as a leader in sustainability," said Mike Lynch, NASCAR managing director of green innovation. "This partnership will provide new resources that will allow our industry to create innovative environmental education and awareness platforms while continuing to build on our strong momentum in reducing the environmental impact of our sport."

"Because NASCAR is such a thrilling sport followed by millions of passionate fans and business-to-business partners, it can be a powerful platform to raise environmental awareness, drive the adoption of safer products by more Americans, and accelerate the greening of our economy to protect the planet," said Jim Jones, EPA's acting assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). "The EPA and NASCAR partnership attests to the notable inroads that NASCAR has already made into the arena of environmental stewardship -- through multiple recycling initiatives for waste and automotive fluids, to greener fuel choices."

Last month, NASCAR issued a 'white paper' detailing the various programs that have made NASCAR a leader in green initiatives across all sports. The data in "The Sports Leader in Sustainability"* illustrated the steps NASCAR has taken in educating fans, reducing the sport's environmental impact and validating green technologies -- both on and off the track. The report can be accessed at http://bit.ly/green-white-4-19.

* Report not endorsed by the EPA.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: epa; green; nascar; sustainability
Reports of Nascar's demise are not greatly exaggerated.

This and Obama's economy will only ensure its imminent demise will now accelerate. Just a hunch.

1 posted on 05/22/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Green used to be a nice color.

Now it’s an adjective that colors everything it touches.

Whatever it touches, it ruins.

Green.... Ick! It makes me want to throw up.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 9:26:05 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: NormsRevenge

So long NASCAR...never make a deal with the devil.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by Fireone (Liberals are just overschooled, undereducated, adult children. (did I mention FUBO?))
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Yes, the leaders are pitting.. pulling onto their stalls, pit crewpersons attach the quick charge cables.. no one takes t’ars as the new solid composite t’ars are good for 5,000 miles..

and Wow! strategy plays out,, Kurt Busch only took half a load of juice, hIs brother left the pit with his cable trailing behind.. This is gonna be quite a finish as the WindPower Systems 300 wraps up..

no, Wait!! Jeff Gordon’s car has started top shoot sparks out of the top of its roof..

Oh Nooooz, what next?


4 posted on 05/22/2012 9:26:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Reports of Nascar's demise are not greatly exaggerated. This and Obama's economy will only ensure its imminent demise will now accelerate. Just a hunch.

This will just make NASCAR better and better. Imagine the "race" when the goal is to go as far as possible on one tank of gas. After the Volt pulls over a few minutes into the race, the Prius jockeys will be drafting off each other at 40-42 mph for hours, trying to get that extra lap before the fuel tank runs dry, and the excitement will be totally different from today's races. Plus, at 40 mph, the sport will be completely safe. Obama will fundamentally transform NASCAR just as he transformed the largest, strongest economy in the world.

5 posted on 05/22/2012 9:30:31 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just another organization being led astray by twenty-somethings in their Marketing Department who popped out of college actually believing all this crap (and thinking that everybody else believes it too).

Same thing that made those sponsors drop Limbaugh.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge

Really . . . really say it ain’t so NASCAR!


7 posted on 05/22/2012 9:38:00 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Buckeye McFrog
...twenty-somethings in their Marketing Department who popped out of college actually believing all this crap ....

Considering how much it cost them (ok, well, it cost somebody ), do they have any alternative?

8 posted on 05/22/2012 9:39:06 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Green....the new Red.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 9:40:30 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: NormsRevenge

After over five decades of being a NASCAR far I just don’t care about it anymore. The idiot who is running it is running it into the ground. Not knowing the fan base and being PC is turning off the crowd.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 9:46:48 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: em2vn

Is the idiot ruining NASCAR the same douchebag who told fans not to bring Rebel flags to races? Dennis France?


11 posted on 05/22/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: NormsRevenge

Methinks NASCAR just compromised themselves into
oblivion.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 10:00:18 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: em2vn

I too have been a fan for five decades and find the current state of racing to be boring. I see empty seats where once all races sold out. It’s not all the economy, it these baby Frances that run the operation these days, little PC brats. I can afford to go, but don’t want to. I like the local dirt tracks much better now.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 10:04:10 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (This space available--inquire within)
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To: NormsRevenge

NASCAR. Shark. Jumped. If you want to see some REAL racing come on down and join us here in Indy this Sunday. Yowsah!


14 posted on 05/22/2012 10:10:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: NormsRevenge

This whole slippery slope started with carburetor restrictor plates. It was the end of actual racing.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 10:11:37 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: em2vn
After over five decades of being a NASCAR far I just don’t care about it anymore. The idiot who is running it is running it into the ground. Not knowing the fan base and being PC is turning off the crowd.

I shook off NASCAR a long time ago, but it has not given me any pleasure to watch it incrementally crap on the people who love the sport. One can go back a long ways and find instances where "the family" made concessions to interests with enough clout, but it has become so blatant of late that I marvel at the public's credulity.

At this stage of the game, there is no PC cause to which the NASCAR hierarchy will not bow in order to perpetuate their own little empire.

Mr. niteowl77

16 posted on 05/22/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by niteowl77 (The last Republican will vote to fund the rope that the Democrats hang him with.)
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To: NormsRevenge
NASCARs present management is utterly clueless! The sport is dieing from diversity/Green initiatives and abandonment of its core fans...
17 posted on 05/22/2012 10:25:55 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: ohioman
Same idiot? Yes. Brian France. Grandson of Bill France.
18 posted on 05/22/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Pollster1

Think of all the gas they will save when 4 cylinder cars drive 35 mph around the track 5 laps. ;-)


19 posted on 05/22/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: NormsRevenge

Dang, NASCAR. Shame the Obama admin keeps your testicles and spine locked away for ransom.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: NormsRevenge; shooter223

I think Brain France should get the credit.

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France about NASCAR’s efforts to go green, including hybrid pace cars.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc-tv/47102965#47102965

Not that it matters, but he owns royalties of all of Britney Spears perfumes.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: NormsRevenge
Like an undropped ordinance, races and airshows just seem so wasteful to me.
22 posted on 05/22/2012 10:55:42 AM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: NormsRevenge
Now they have lost me forever...

I left after they outlawed the "Winged Bird" back in 70-71'.

Came back for Elliot and the Jelly Bean Bird.

Left after that because the world was going EFI, they were still using flippin Carbs...

I need to save money and block time, and get to the air races in Reno, now that is speed...

23 posted on 05/22/2012 10:59:04 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: NormsRevenge

Make them all electric cars. They have to recharge every lap.

Fans can watch from the nearest club/bar/honkytonk because it’ll take a week to finish a race.

Sheesh


24 posted on 05/22/2012 11:16:33 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: NormsRevenge

NHRA is on TV every Sunday too.

I have never been but nitro funny cars rock!

Go Team John Force. Still waiting for Courtney to get her first win.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ever since the death of Dale Earnhardt, the sport has been in a decline for me personally.

Dale Earnhardt, like him or not, kept the sport interesting. Since his death, NASCAR has become a dull, boring sport for me. World class engine builders are forced to build basically assembly line junk to put in the cars, the drivers can’t perform outlandish stunts on each other to win races, and the cars now all basically look the same.

I haven’t checked the numbers, has the sport decreased in popularity, with my own decrease-to-zero interest? I would guess it has definitely decreased in the eyes of the rural folks, like me, who used to love the sport. Maybe the city people who are so deeply invested in the sport with race tracks are still keeping it strong.

It’s an embarrasment to me that the race at Daytona is still held, since they abdandoned so many back road race tracks, for city tax revenue and glory.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 12:10:58 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Fireone

I have been a NASCAR fan for about 50 years.

i am totally disgusted that they have been bamboozled into such an agreement.

First of all, the EPA is a bully of the first degree. While all the politicians are decrying bullying, they readily support the worst bully we have, the EPA.

Secondly, car racing has set the standards for innovation for over 100 years. They don’t need ‘permission’ from the bullies to do what they already do best.

I am so SICK of the word green, I could vomit.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Aqua225

I hear ya.. The race threads here at FR started that very year.. a race and a sporting culture died that day.

as far as ‘stock’, that’s a standing joke. there is no innovation when everyone uses the same cookie cutters .. driving CoTanks , running ecofuel. haaaa.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 12:21:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is still one sport I love to watch: tractor & truck pulling.

Backyard engine builders put together Massey Furgesons, Perkins, Hemis, Cummins, Chevrolet big block engines with painstaking care, and the motors have to last about 15s at max RPM with a sled that just keeps getting heavier behind it.

Probably the only problem with tractor pulling, is that you want to cheer for everyone, for putting so much money on the line to entertain what in total, is a small demographic. I think I have only seen one guy hit superstar level there, the owner of the Silver Bullet. Beyond that, most people buy the coolest looking t-shirt, since most don’t single out a specific driver/team.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Aqua225

Not just Big E. It was the drivers of that era, Petty,Jarrett, Allison.....Those guys could set up a car. Todays pretty boys couldn’t find the dip stick. I haven’t watched a race since Dale Jarrett retired.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 3:29:15 PM PDT by elder5
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To: NormsRevenge
Reports of Nascar's demise are not greatly exaggerated.

NASCAR brought it on itself. The further and further it moved away from truly stock cars and more it moved to the same car with different stickers and automaker logos, the worse it got. Throw in too many drivers who are groomed to be good little corporate reps and you have the recipe for a sport that will not be around in 20 years.
31 posted on 05/22/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: NormsRevenge

I figured the End of NASCAR was apparent when it banned cigarette sponsers and the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag “to expand its base” up north and west.

Well, that’s when I said “Buh Bye”!

Don’t care anout the Preening Primadonnas anymore.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I figured the End of NASCAR was apparent when it banned cigarette sponsers and the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag “to expand its base” up north and west.

Well, that’s when I said “Buh Bye”!

Don’t care about the Preening Primadonnas anymore.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:45 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: rightly_dividing
I like the local dirt tracks much better now.

Yep!!! Back to its root, as they say.

NASCAR went bad when it got "popular"

IMHO, these "prancing preening, primadonnas" on the track(as well "owners") don't look like they ever turned a wrench and grease to them is what they put in their hair.
34 posted on 05/22/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Aqua225

“... since they abdandoned so many back road race tracks, for city tax revenue and glory.”

Just like Drive-In movies, they’re are some still out there....just have to drive away from the suburbs and head to counties where the yuppies haven’t infested.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: NormsRevenge

On behalf of the crew, thanks for the ping Norm...


36 posted on 05/22/2012 6:30:35 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: ohioman

That’s the one. The best thing that could happen to NASCAR would be for Penske to purchase the entire mess. He can turn a cow patty into a raging bull. Penske is a businessman. Dennis is a business dud.


37 posted on 05/23/2012 6:38:13 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: NormsRevenge

I would enjoy NASCAR holding a thousand mile race, oval road course combination. It needs something to bring up the interest level aside from PC crap.
Remember when Mercury put a corp of Mercury Comets on the Daytona track and ran them for one hundred thousand miles with only oil changes and other routine maintenance performed? Something like that as a competitive event could add some long term interest to NASCAR as well as getting some very active manufacture involvement during the off season. Daily broadcast and updates on SpeedTV or ESPN could keep the interest up.
NASCAR could engage in something like the old Mobil economy runs. From the tip of Florida to Seattle would be interesting. Class winners would be determined by a combination of economy and time.


38 posted on 05/23/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by em2vn
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