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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