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1. (Thread) Someone commented under my 100,000 mile @Tesla post with “Yet you drove in a sport that uses gasoline #irony” and I felt compelled to respond that I am thankful for my racing career and I will tell you why:
2. My race program allowed me to protect over 1500 acres of rainforest, give away 30,000 vegan cheeseburgers, 1000 DVD copies of The Cove at Daytona, hundreds of Blackfish DVDs at Talladega, show my electric car and...
3. my portable solar system trackside to tens of thousands of race fans, work with veterans on Capitol Hill who are fighting for clean energy - all while promoting things I care about: renewable energy, veganism, documentaries spreading awareness, and energy independence.
4. I sit on the board of three non-profit organizations focused on these critical issues. Without my race car, I may not have been able to accomplish many of these things. Racing was an important part of my journey.
5. Kurt Vonnegut said “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” Racing was one of my cliffs.
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