- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - A utility company is giving nearly $29,500 to the Michigan International Speedway to support efforts to make it the most environmentally friendly NASCAR track in the county.

The speedway earned the energy efficiency incentive check from Consumers Energy after it switched to LED lighting in its tunnel and on the exterior of its administration building. The speedway also upgraded its building automation system to incorporate temperature setback and occupancy settings.

The sustainability projects are expected to save the speedway about $60,800 in annual natural gas, electricity and maintenance costs.

The utility says the projects equate to avoiding enough carbon to equal planting 796 trees each year.

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