It took two months, but NASCAR has finally responded to our letter regarding the continuing use of leaded gasoline in NASCAR races.
But did NASCAR really say anything? You can decide.
March 18, 2005
Mr. Frank O'Donnell
Clean Air Watch
1090 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 2005
Dear Mr. O'Donnell,
Thank you for your letter concerning the use of leaded fuel in NASCAR. NASCAR takes seriously all aspects of health and safety for its fans, participants and the environment. In this regard, NASCAR has been actively working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for several years and more recently with our new fuel supplier, Sunoco, to come up with possible alternatives to our current fuel formula.
NASCAR and Sunoco will continue to evaluate new fuel formulations and specifications that will allow NASCAR engines to continue to perform while not causing unintended consequences in other areas. We are encouraged by the progress and will continue to work diligently to determine the best solution for our racing application.
Vice President of Research and Development
cc: Robert A. Marro, Sonoco [sic]. Inc.