NASCAR: Roush Fenway Becomes First Carbon Neutral Team, Debuts Ryan Newman’s Eye-Catching New Paint Scheme

by Emily Morgan

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman’s new all-white Ford Mustang has hidden meaning fans might be surprised to know.

When Newman heads to Daytona for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253, he’ll be celebrating Roush Fenway Racing’s first carbon-neutral team.

On Thursday, Roush Fenway announced the news and revealed the first look at Newman’s custom scheme.

The team’s primary sponsor, Castrol, was behind the carbon reduction and led programs both on and off the track.

However, this new, positive impact on the environment is not limited to Newman and the No. 6. Roush Fenway. It extends to the entire organization, including operations, two race teams, and two race cars.

“As an organization, Roush Fenway has always been environmentally conscious,” said Roush Fenway President Steve Newmark.

“Our hope with this program is to demonstrate that every business, small or large, and regardless of industry, can contribute to address global climate challenges. We hope to set an example and highlight that small steps by many can make a real difference.”

NASCAR Paves New Road For Limiting Greenhouse Gases

According to the team, Roush Fenway and Castrol’s partnership allows the team to manage its greenhouse gas emissions by tracking the emissions.

Castrol also plans to expand its carbon-neutral product range and reduce the carbon used in their development.

According to, “Carbon Neutral is a term used to describe the state of an entity (such as a company, service, product or event), where the carbon emissions caused by them have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.”

Traditionally, Newman usually depicts his Castrol sponsorship with a red and green No. 6 Ford Mustang.

On Sunday, NASCAR fans will see a difference when Newman will roll out with an all-white scheme with a black number.

The car will also feature a grey Castrol logo and logos from other sponsorships. The list also includes Ford Motor Company, Kohler Generators, Oscar Mayer, Coca-Cola, Guaranteed Rate, MacTools, and Wyndham Rewards.

“It’s an honor to pave the way in the sport and bring awareness to the importance of reducing your carbon footprint,” said Newman in the press release.

“Every business can make choices to help promote a more sustainable future. This program makes me proud to be part of a team that takes the initiative to drive change.”