11159534_10206159732290516_8781629049930089486_nSunEdison Becomes the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR
Partnership to Focus on Benefits of Residential and Commercial
Solar Power Technology

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., and BELMONT, Calif., (JULY 30, 2015) – NASCAR and SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced SunEdison as the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green. This new partnership builds on the expanded use of solar technology across the sport, particularly at race team shops and race tracks across the country.

Over the next three years, SunEdison and NASCAR will embark on an effort to educate millions of NASCAR fans on the financial and environmental benefits of solar power use. SunEdison plans to work with NASCAR partners, tracks and teams on commercial-scale solar solutions. The White House cited this newly forged partnership as a prime example of making renewable energy accessible to all U.S. homeowners.

“Solar power is a proven and reliable form of renewable energy and the technology is already making a significant impact throughout our industry,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR chief marketing officer. “Our strategic partnership with SunEdison will help NASCAR further reduce the sport’s environmental impact and help continue to educate our fans on renewable energy.”

“SunEdison is excited to be partnering with NASCAR to highlight the benefits of solar both at and away from the race track,” said Vikas Desai, SunEdison senior vice president of residential and small commercial. “We look forward to being a strategic NASCAR Green partner and helping fans, partners and the sport save money while reducing their carbon footprint.”

NASCAR has taken a holistic approach across its wide-ranging effort to help protect the environment and has been collaborating in earnest with teams, tracks, partners and fans to do that since 2008. NASCAR’s efforts to champion sustainable behavior align with NASCAR fan values.

According to a 2014 study commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Research Now, four out of five NASCAR fans believe the earth is going through a period of climate change, and two out of three of these fans feel a personal responsibility to do something about it. The study shows approximately two out of three NASCAR fans who believe there is climate change support buying cost-effective solar panels for the home. For additional information on NASCAR Green, visit http://www.nascar.com/green.

Brennan Poole Will Be Behind the Wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in Multiple Races in 2015

Concord, NC (Feb. 10, 2015) – HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi announced today they have partnered with DC Solar Solutions as primary sponsor for multiple races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2015 season. Brennan Poole, 23, will pilot the No. 42 DC Solar Solutions Chevrolet Camaro in 15 races in 2015. The Texas native will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7. Continue reading “HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Partners with DC Solar Solutions for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season”

LONG POND, PA (July 23, 2014) – Nearly four years to the day of the original dedication of Pocono Raceway’s solar farm, the total amount of energy produced by the 25-acre facility reached the 15,000,000 kilowatt hour (kWh) mark. “The Tricky Triangle’s” solar installation consists of 39,960 American-made photovoltaic modules (or solar panels) which will produce an estimated 72 Million (kWh) of energy over the next 20 years. The environmental attributes associated with the system will offset more than 3,104 Metric Tons of carbon dioxide annually and will generate enough power, beyond the power needs of Pocono Raceway, to provide the electricity needs for over 300 homes. Continue reading “Pocono Raceway Solar Farm Reaches 15 Million Mark”

BY: KERRY MURPHEY (@TheFinalLap)
EDITED BY: TOBY CHRISTIE (@DailyPitStop)

Do you like the thunder of the engines of 43 cars rumbling by heading off into turn 1? Do you like the smells of fuel, oil and various other viscosity defying liquids? Do you like the giant red cans pit crews must muscle around during a 12 second pit stop? Those things may be a thing of the past if NASCAR has it’s way coming to a race track near you. You may actually have to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame to view such items of soon to be NASCAR history. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: NASCAR Considers Going With All Electric Stock Cars in 2016”