Friday, May 11, 2012

PETA Picks Speedway Motorsports for Winner's Circle When It Comes to Food

For providing car-racing fans with delicious and cruelty-free vegan
"fuel" at tracks across the country and helping to make sure that they
get the green flag from their doctor at their next physical, Speedway
Motorsports, which is based at Charlotte Motor Speedway, has won a
High Octane Award from PETA. The company will receive a framed
certificate and be featured on PETA's award-winning website

"Compassionate and health-conscious racing fans who take advantage of
Speedway Motorsports' vegan options can help make sure that they'll be
around for many more races to come," says PETA President Ingrid E.
Newkirk, who is also a racing fan. "After all, cholesterol- and
saturated fat–laden meat, dairy products, and eggs slow you down
because consuming them is like pouring sludge into your transmission."

Also receiving the award are NASCAR, IndyCar, and Levy Restaurants,
the food-service provider for Speedway Motorsports, a national
operator of NASCAR and IndyCar tracks. Fans who want to cut animals a
break and keep their own bodies in top running condition can choose
from several vegan specialties, including Going Green Salad With Fried
Green Tomatoes, Summer Vegetable and Tofu Flatbread, and the
incomparable Sloppy Jane—tempeh (made from soy), peppers, and onions
with molasses and brown sugar barbecue sauce.

Choosing vegan options not only helps take a big bite out of animal
suffering but also lowers one's risk of developing heart disease,
diabetes, cancer, and other potential killers. And eating vegan meals
helps cut down on water pollution, land degradation, and the
greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

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