Kentucky Speedway teamed with landscape students at Gallatin High School in Warsaw, Ky., to launch the "NASCAR Green Clean Air" program that was created to help capture the carbon emissions produced by racing.

NASCAR is donating 10 new trees for each of the seven green flags that waved during the speedway's July 9, 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400."

Trees will be planted at the high school as well as at Gallatin Co. Middle School, the Gallatin Co. Court House, in the Gallatin Co. County Park and Warsaw City Park.

NASCAR is providing trees to each speedway that plays host to a Sprint Cup Series event this season to mitigate 100 percent of the carbon emissions produced by racecars.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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