Feb 25, 2011 at 03:00 PM
written by

NASCAR Renews Key Green Partner

Safety-Kleen Systems, which has been a NASCAR partner since 2004, has renewed a multi-year agreement with NASCAR and will continue to provide on-site trackside support with its NASCAR performance cleaning products, as well as oil recycling and re-refining services to more than 200 races each year.

Safety-Kleen has been at NASCAR racetracks collecting used oil since 1987, and last year collected and re-refined approximately 185,000 gallons of NASCAR oil at tracks and team shops. Overall, Safety-Kleen services more than 145 professional race teams and 65 tracks across North America.

"We're proud to be an official partner of NASCAR and excited to help them continue their leadership role in protecting the environment and making auto racing green," said Eric Zimmer, executive vice president of sales and service for Safety-Kleen.

Safety-Kleen is also an "Official partner of NASCAR Green," a category of sponsors that contribute in a substantial and measurable way to the sport's goals around environmental conservation and to serving as a green demonstration platform while creating jobs. Other sponsors in this category include Coca-Cola, Coors Light and American Ethanol led by Growth Energy.

"Everyone in the NASCAR community owes Safety-Kleen a debt of gratitude for helping to keep our sport green," Jim O'Connell, chief sales officer and vice president of corporate marketing for NASCAR noted.

Beyond NASCAR, Safety-Kleen is the largest collector and re-refiner of used oil in North America. The company collects more than 200 million gallons of used oil each year and, through its recycling programs, produces approximately 140 million gallons of lubricating oil.