Employees Plant Trees as Part of NASCAR Green Clean Air Program

NASCAR Green Clean Air

Daytona International Speedway Vice President of Operations Andrew Gurtis, Mainland High School Principal Dr. Cheryl Salerno and Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey with International Speedway Corporation, NASCAR and Americrown employees at Mainland High School for Wednesday’s tree planting ceremony.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Employees from NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation, Daytona International Speedway and Americrown on Wednesday planted 110 trees throughout the Volusia County as part of the NASCAR Green Clean Air program.

NASCAR Green Clean Air is a unique program that plants 10 trees for each Green Flag that drops during races, capturing 100% of the carbon produced by the on track racing at the events.

As a result of the 54th annual Daytona 500 in February, 110 trees were planted at Mainland High School, Bethune Point, North Street Park in Daytona Beach and Orange City Elementary School in West Volusia.

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