NASCAR is returning to Dover International Speedway for a weekend long tripleheader on May 29-31, 2015. This weekend promises to be an event to remember. NASCAR racing is one of America’s favorite spectator sports and a multi-billion dollar industry. It remains a family owned and operated business that was found in 1948 by Bill France, Sr. His grandson, Brian France, is NASCAR’s current CEO.
While the main attraction for fans is the opportunity to watch the top drivers of the world battle on the ‘Monster Mile’ course, there are plenty of other activities, such as the interactive displays, driving simulators and BMX shows. The ‘Lucas Oil 200’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be Friday, May 29th, the ‘Buckle Up 200’ presented by Click It or Ticket NASCAR XFINITY Series race will be Saturday, May 30th and the ‘FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks’ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be Sunday, May 31st.
This event is expected to create a large amount trash, but thanks to a partnership between the racetrack and Waste Master Solutions, a commercial waste management company based in New Castle, Delaware, a good portion of the refuse will be recycled.
It’s been over a year since Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino announced a waste solution partnership with Waste Masters Solutions. Since then, color coded recycling bins have been placed in more prevalent locations around the hotel, casino and speedway. This has made it more convenient and accessible for guests, concert goers, race fans and patrons to recycle.
Dover Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s central focus is on reducing its carbon footprint.
“We are proud to bring on Waste Master Solutions to manage our like-minded goal of protecting and preserving the environment by reducing our environmental impact and keeping otherwise recyclable material out of landfills,” said Ed Sutor, president and CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. – News Release
Waste Masters teamed up with Dover Speedway and Dover Downs to do what they do best–help larger companies and organizations manage and reduce their solid waste production through innovative environmental services such as recycling, commercial and industrial waste solutions, concrete washout and porta pottys.
By reducing solid waste, Masterson says Dover International Speedway will not only increase recycling opportunities, but also provide an even more enjoyable experience for staff and visitors.
“We hope that we help them meet the goals of the people that come in and out of the casinos and the racetracks and other events there, by just having better brand awareness,” says Masterson.–WDEL
If you go
Keep an eye out for the recycling bins and do your part. Check out the Monster Mile Crash Course!