Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NASCAR's Tidy Track

Juan Pablo Montoya #42
Crashes during a NASCAR race usually means oil spills which endanger the professional drivers. Before the race can continue, the NASCAR officials clean the track with TIDE granular detergeant. Years ago, that would have meant phosophorus pollution from the watered down soap product but due to the Clean Water Act, detergeants no longer contain phosphorus pollutants.

What tickled me is how they put the detergeant on the oily track.  They used a garden fertilizer spreader. It did the trick! The race continued with Matt Kensath winning the Daytona 500.

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