Thursday, June 26, 2008

NASCAR and Kudzu: A Perfect Match?

From we learn that scientific research may lead us in a new direction for fuel to make those cars go round and round: Kudzu. Yes, that quintessential southern vine (often associated with expletives and other forms of disgust) may actually be the next great fuel—right up there with corn—to make into ethanol. From this article come two very amusing quotations:

From Darrell Waltrip, on why Nascar vehicles going electric won't be good for the sport:

"The coolest thing about these cars is the noise. Forty-three electric cars rolling by going 'weeeeeee' just isn't all that cool."
And from Junior Johnson:
"You could grow kudzu on the moon. It'd take it a month to turn the whole...thing green."

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