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Michigan International Speedway waves green flag

 
Michigan International Speedway waves green flag
Posted Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 2pm

Race organizers said they teamed up with Consumers Energy to help the environment at the largest racetrack in Michigan.

Michigan International Speedway said it waved a green flag during the weekend race in Brooklyn by teaming up with Consumers Energy.

"We’re totally committed to a greener Michigan, and with the help of Consumers Energy we know that we can show the way for our state and for racetracks across the country," Roger Curtis, Michigan International Speedway president, said in a statement.

MIS said it teamed up with Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy. Apart from the commitments, both sides said they agreed to plant more than 3,000 trees in the state during each of the two premier races in the state -- the Pure Michigan 400 and the Quicken Loans 400

No. 20 Jeff Burton took the checkered flag at the weekend race. Veteran driver Jeff Gordon race in place of Tony Stewart, who is sitting out in the wake of the death of driver Kevin Ward, Jr.

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