Friday, March 14, 2008

NASCAR kills

Posted By on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Global-warming talk and going green initiative is everywhere. The race season has recently commenced and I am submerged right in the middle of it. So, I couldn’t help but notice a bumper sticker that read, “NASCAR is killing our planet.” At first, it seemed arbitrary, but it as it intended, it got me thinking. I thought about the hundreds of thousands of race fans that haul out to the track every weekend in towns across America, the 18-wheelers and airplanes that shuttle the teams back-and-forth from North Carolina, and the typical three-day event of circling trucks and cars to the tune of 200 miles plus. I thought about the land that was plowed to construct a track worthy of NASCAR sanction, the acres of parking space and I realized, the bumper sticker had a point.

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