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The Need for Speed?

Having recently returned from a tanker construction project in Alabama, where NASCAR is all the rage, and listening to the industry rhetoric concerning “slow steaming”, I wondered what NASCAR racing would be like if the sponsors and team owners decided to reduce race speeds due to environmental concerns. Knock down the blurring 150 mile per hour whirlwinds to say 30 or 40 miles an hour to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The corporate sponsors could claim environmental sustainability in NASCAR racing and Budweiser could take on a public relations safety initiative supporting the new crawl around the race track.

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Written by: | Categories: Freshly Minted, Market Commentary | January 27th, 2011 |

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