By the Numbers: the Kansas Speedway

With the Kansas Speedway the site of the Banquet 400 on Sunday, we crunched the numbers on the race’s environmental impact. Here’s the damage, on average, which may just make you want to slap that No. 3 decal on a Prius.

100 — Gallons of gas used per car

1,956 — Pounds of greenhouse gases released by each car

217— Number of Chihuahuas equal to the weight of greenhouse gases produced by each car

84,108 — Pounds of greenhouse gases released by all 43 cars in an average Nextel Cup race

14,018 — Number of Chihuahuas equal in weight to that greenhouse gas production

12,000 — Pounds of greenhouse gases released per year by an average U.S. driver

84 — Number of months the average motorist would have to drive to equal the greenhouse gases produced by the average NASCAR race

65,000 — Number of parking spots at the Kansas Speedway

780 million — Pounds of greenhouse gases those cars will produce in a year

130 million — Number of Chihuahuas equal to that greenhouse gas production

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