“Another amazing component of this car is its safety record,” said Atmos Energy’s Mike DeArmond. “Unlike the volatile combustion caused by gasoline leaks, natural gas will actually dissipate into the air in the event of an accident or tank rupture, which is especially important when it’s on a NASCAR race track.”
Moreover, Revolution Park spokesman Doug Branch stated that the decision to make Atmos Energy’s natural gas car the track’s pace car was easy. “It aligns perfectly with our goal of providing an exciting fan experience, yet keeping in mind our responsibility to the environment, and we are proud to wave a checkered flag and an environmentally friendly green flag!” he said.
Source: Atmos Energy