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Owners install solar farm on parking lot

Updated: August 4, 2010, 4:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG POND, Pa. -- Racing relies on tens of thousands of gallons of fuel each year to power cars, but when Pocono Raceway flipped the switch on its 25-acre solar farm last week for the Pennsylvania 500, a NASCAR track became the world's largest solar-powered sports facility.

"Hopefully we can be the catalyst for something big in American sports," said track president Brandon Igdalsky. "We can show this is the right way to do it, and is a good thing to do."

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