Going green at Darlington

NASCAR takes its green initiative to Darlington with David Ragan lending a helping hand.

On Friday morning at Darlington Raceway, David Ragan surprised fans in the infield while pursuing the efforts of his sponsor, CSX, to support green initiatives.

Ragan toured the infield distributing recycle bags, chatting with fans and encouraging them to plant trees.

"CSX already had an environmental program in place where they pledged to plant one tree for every mile of railroad track they had, and they actually surpassed their goal, which is impressive," said Ragan, who is driving the CSX "Play it Safe" Ford for Front Row Motorsports this weekend.

"Now we're encouraging fans to follow their lead and plant some trees, too, by donating dollars to plant trees at NASCAR.com/Green.

CSX's "Trees for Tracks" program set a goal of 21,000 trees (corresponding to the number of miles of track) and exceeded that by 2,000 by the end of 2013.

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service

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Tags darlington, david ragan, green initiative, nascar, sprint cup