Darlington, SC - DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - For the first time in race history, officials with Santee Cooper say the electrical needs of NASCAR will be met with 100 percent Green Power during the Darlington 200 and Southern 500 races at the Darlington Raceway in May.
Officials with Santee Cooper say Darlington Raceway has purchased Green-e Energy Certified Green Power blocks and tags offered by both the company and the Pee Dee Electric Cooperative.
"We recognize the importance of operating efficiently and minimizing our impact to the environment," said Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning. "We're thrilled to partner with Pee Dee Electric Cooperative to utilize Green Power for the electrical needs of the Southern 500 race weekend. This relationship allows us to help Santee Cooper raise awareness about renewable energy and provides future reinvestment in additional renewable energy projects, such as solar-generated power, right here in our community."
The Southern 500 and Darlington 200 will be raced on the track dubbed "Too Tough To Tame" on May 7-8.