Whether or not NASCAR is a sport, it's a fairly popular pastime. And like all of America's major events, it's attempting to go green in order to protect the environment and reduce our dependence on... yada yada yada. Another important reason is that people drive long distances to get to races and an increase in gas prices could mean a decrease in fan support (A trip around a NASCAR event parking lot will reveal a few more V8-powered Mustangs than hybrids)

What they're actually going to do besides pay lip service to the cause is up in the air, but said one NASCAR official "we've got lots of people who want to help us. We've got lots of ways to get educated and figure out... how we can participate." Yeah, totally. That'll do the trick. What about a hydrogen powered Honda entry? It'll make the crashes that much more spectacular [Reuters]