Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Levy Restaurants, the speedway's food and beverage provider, are kicking off a "going green" initiative beginning with the 2008 NASCAR Weekend. The program will allow fans the opportunity to recycle their aluminum cans at designated recycling bins throughout speedway property.

A switch this year from plastic bottles to aluminum cans is allowing LVMS the opportunity to begin this program. The recycling effort is expected to extend to all events conducted at the speedway.

"America is shifting to a ‘green culture,'" said Chris Powell, LVMS general manager. "The speedway and Levy Restaurants want to be a part of this movement to a healthier and much cleaner environment. We average more than 325,000 fans during NASCAR Weekend. If each individual recycles one can, that will amount to a huge portion of recyclable material."

The speedway will post the locations of the recycling bins on its website ( prior to the Feb. 29-March 2 NASCAR Weekend. LVMS and Levy are planning to expand their recycling efforts in future years to include various plastics bottles, paper and cups.

"Levy Restaurants has a passion for great food, great service and a strong commitment to the environment," said Jay Satenspiel, director of operations for Levy Restaurants at LVMS. "We're excited to support our partnership with Las Vegas Motor Speedway by making a significant contribution to the recycling efforts associated with the speedway's ‘Going Green' initiative."