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Toyota Mirai to be the first fuel cell vehicle to pace a NASCAR race

Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai will be the first hydrogen-fueled vehicle to pace a NASCAR race.

Toyota Mirai Pace Car

Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai will be the first hydrogen-fueled vehicle to pace a NASCAR race.
Toyota Mirai Pace Car

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“Having a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle pace the Toyota Owners 400 is a historic moment for both Toyota and NASCAR and we’re proud it’s the Toyota Mirai,” said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance and guest experience, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Bringing the Mirai to Richmond to pace this important race is another way for Toyota to showcase our innovation and environmental leadership.”

Toyota Mirai Pace Car

The Mirai refuels in five minutes and travels up to 300 miles on a full tank. It is slated to go on sale in California later this year.

Source: Toyota