Indianapolis Motor Speedway goes green: Racing toward sustainability
When you think of racing, sustainability might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is proving that being earth-friendly is not only possible but also essential.
The track’s president, Doug Boles, shared some of the ways the Speedway is becoming more environmentally conscious.
The NTT IndyCar Series cars at the Speedway now use 100% renewable race fuel, and the trucks that deliver the cars use renewable diesel fuel.
The Speedway has also installed a recharging station for electric trucks, and they’re experimenting with battery-powered trucking to bring in Firestone tires with renewable elements.
The Speedway has partnered with “Keep Indianapolis Beautiful” to help with tree replenishment and biodiversity studies to protect the 200+ species that call the Speedway home. They also implemented recycling and composting programs and encouraged fans to engage in recycling by providing 1000 recycling bins and trash bins around the Speedway.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is setting an example for the racing industry by demonstrating that sustainability is possible and necessary. Their efforts are not only helping to protect the environment but also encouraging fans to get involved in making a difference.