“People came from all over the country to learn about how coal is the driving force of America’s energy future,” said Evan Tracey, senior vice president for communications, ACCCE. “Coal, like NASCAR, is a part of who we are as Americans. We are excited about continuing to work with one of America’s most successful sports teams to bring people our message about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean.”

The Charlotte Motor Speedway event is part of ACCCE’s sponsorship of the NASCAR team JR Motorsports, the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr. During the event, people who depend on the coal industry—from miners to small business owners—were able to share their stories with community leaders. ACCCE will continue to travel to NASCAR races this fall and participate in events with the team’s drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Cole Whitt.

“Bringing people together in Dale Jr.’s hometown was a great way to help inform and educate people about opportunities to power with clean coal,” said Joe Mattes, vice president of marketing and licensing, JR Motorsports. www.americaspower.org