Tags: andy lally, leilani munter, nascar, PETA, spencer pumpelly
Shake and Bake
In honor of the Daytona 500, which just took place, I thought I would share some fun information I have recently learned about Nascar and Vegans.
*Peta honored a number of Nascar tracks with a High Octane Award for offering vegan fare at their tracks.
The tracks named include: SMI’s Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Chicagoland Speedway, an International Speedway Corp. track, also has vegan fare.
Among the food choices offered by those tracks are: Going Green Salad With Fried Green Tomatoes; Summer Vegetable and Tofu Flatbread; and Sloppy Jane (made from soy, peppers, onions, molasses and brown sugar barbecue sauce).
Full article found here: http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/05/09/nascar-and-indycar-score-peta-award.aspx
*There are actually Vegan race car drivers and even a Female driver in the Nascar ARCA series.
Driver of the #12 The Cove car. Is a vegan and eco activist.
Her motto is: Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.
Lally went vegan in 2009 and is a driver best known for his endurance racing expertise. He is a two time Daytona 24 Hour race winner as well as a three time Grand Am Champion. He has also recently become a NASCAR driver Street Luge World Champion.
Pumpelly has been a vegetarian for 10 years and vegan for 2 years.