Roush Fenway become Nascar’s first carbon neutral team

PAS 2060 test reveals North Carolina-based outfit achieved neutral output across 2020 season.

Roush Fenway become Nascar’s first carbon neutral team

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  • Ryan Newman's car highlights initiative with all-white livery at the Daytona Road Race
  • Roush Fenway achieved sustainability standards last year across two race outfits, cars and operations

Roush Fenway Racing have become the first Nascar team to achieve carbon neutral status after meeting internal sustainability standards for the entirety of the US stock car racing series’ 2020 season.

The findings of a study, conducted last year by Roush Fenway team partner Castrol using the PAS 2060 standard test, were independently verified by ERM CVS and announced ahead of Daytona Road Race event.

The results found Roush Fenway successfully managed their emissions across their two Nascar race outfits, cars and operations last year. The team cited thorough emissions tracking and quantifying, as well as offsetting any carbon imbalance, as the reasons behind their successful sustainability drive.

"As an organisation, Roush Fenway has always been environmentally conscious,” said team president Steve Newmark.

"Our hope with this program is to demonstrate that every business, small or large, and regardless of industry, can contribute to address global climate challenges. We hope to set an example and highlight that small steps by many can make a real difference."

To highlight the team’s efforts, Ryan Newman's Castrol Number Six Ford Mustang donned an all-white livery with muted logos at the Dayton Road Race on 21st February.

The elite 2021 Nascar Cup Series season continues 28th February with the Dixie Vodka 400 in Homestead, Florida.