Richmond Internatio​nal Raceway Staff Plants Trees as Part of NASCAR Green Clean Air Program

Richmond International Raceway employees joined volunteers and representatives from Hanover County Public Schools at Kersey Creek Elementary School to plant trees as part of the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting initiative.

Kersey Creek Elementary, Oak Knoll Middle and Hanover High School received a total of 60 trees. NASCAR Green and Richmond International Raceway donated 10 trees for each green flag that was flown during last April’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is for Lovers.

Built in 2006, Kersey Creek Elementary has been certified with the US Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver building. This school is the first building in Hanover County, Virginia to make a public commit­ment to high performance design.

Trees planted at Hanover County High School and Oak Knoll Middle School will help those schools recoup trees lost during storms this summer. The trees are supplied by Watkins Nurseries of Midlothian, VA.

The NASCAR Green Clean Air Program plants 10 trees for each green flag that drops during races, capturing 100% of the carbon produced by the on-track racing. The program debuted at 11 tracks in the 2009 Sprint Cup season, and now encompasses more than 26 tracks nationwide.