Racing is not, by nature, an eco-friendly endeavor. It involves of millions of dollars, incredible resources and huge amounts of fuel--just to end up back where you started after hours of high-speed driving. But there are things that can be done to reduce the impact it has, while at the same time developing technologies that eventually make their way onto production cars, where they can have an even greater impact.

In this video, Corvette Racing gives us an inside look at what goes into making their endurance race cars greener while maintaining the pace and reliability necessary to run for 24 hours at speeds that would scare most people senseless. It's a really interesting side of the sport that often falls by the way side, and well worth the 3:47 run time.

[Corvette Racing via YouTube]