At a time when NASCAR is seeking ways to reduce pollutants and unnecessary waste, Frank Cicci a Nationwide Series veteran, has partnered with sponsor, Rentech, for NASCAR’s first environmentally friendly race team.
“Rentech is excited to be a part of the first green mission NASCAR team to encourage consumers and businesses to be more environmentally aware in their choices,” stated Rick Penning, Executive Vice President of Technology and Commercial Affairs. “It is an opportunity to reach a broad audience to support the need for developing renewable synthetic fuels that decrease our dependence on foreign supply and are more environmentally friendly.”
Rentech is developing the United States’ first renewable synthetic fuels and renewable power facility from green waste in Rialto, California.
“Developing synthetic fuels that have a near zero carbon footprint, are made from waste materials and can be used in existing engines without modifications is a great step forward and Get Green Racing is excited to have a partner like Rentech who is a leader in this field,” said Cicci, Get Green Racing owner.
Cicci has named “The Onion,” Todd Bodine to drive the Get Green Car. Cicci’s Nationwide teams have had 752 starts and visited Victory Circle 19-times.
As part of the team’s program their haulers will run on biofuels, decals will be made of recycled materials, and policies to reclaim as much waste as possible.