The used tires that are worn out are recycled by NASCAR, along with other renewable things like plastic bottles, metal cans, oil and other types of garbage at the track. The old tires are made into squishy floors for playgrounds, so when children fall they won’t get hurt. This new flooring is replacing mulch and dirt. This solution is not only cleaner, but safer too. If a child falls on mulch they could get a splinter, or even worse, a piece of bark through their hand. This also means that trees aren’t being shredded up to make a padding for kids to fall on, and the trees can be made into paper and other useful things. Used tires can be mixed into a solution with other ingredients to make asphalt for roads as well (Industry News).
NASCAR sends the used oil to Safety-Kleen, who then recycles the 700 quarts of used oil after each race and more than 200 thousand gallons a year (Lynch). The used oil really just gets purified because oil doesn’t go bad, it just gets dirty. The newly refined oil is sold to rental car companies and trucking fleets for a cheaper price than new oil (Carpenter). NASCAR also has the garages professionally cleaned by Safety-Kleen with biodegradable soaps. On the Safety-Kleen website, you can see that they don’t only work with NASCAR. Safety-Kleen is the official trackside environmental service provider for the biggest races in the world. They work with other motorsports, such as: Monster Jam which is monster truck racing and freestyle, NHRA which is drag racing, and AMA Supercross which is dirt bike racing. Safety-Kleen has a program that you can call and they will come to your house and clean your garage or take waste that you have collected and will dispose of it properly (Lynch).