Even the Indy 500 is now green

Even the Indy 500 is now green

The 2008 Indy 500 is set to include a few firsts: the first woman driver with a legitimate chance of winning is a big one. But also the Indy is going a bit green – the cars are using ethanol (though we’re not sure how green that is if it comes from corn because of the environmental destruction wrought on farmland in the US). Even the pace car – an ethanol-powered Corvette Z06 – is a bit ‘greener’ than a standard ‘Vette.

I have an even better idea on how to make the Indy 500 greener: call it the Indy 50. Then there’ll only be one-tenth the emissions. I am a genius! Someone send me some money for that idea.

The 2008 Indy 500 is set to include a few firsts: the first woman driver with a legitimate chance of winning is a big one. But also the Indy is going a bit green – the cars are using ethanol (though we’re not sure how green that is if it comes from corn because of the environmental destruction wrought on farmland in the US). Even the pace car – an ethanol-powered Corvette Z06 – is a bit ‘greener’ than a standard ‘Vette.

I have an even better idea on how to make the Indy 500 greener: call it the Indy 50. Then there’ll only be one-tenth the emissions. I am a genius! Someone send me some money for that idea.

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