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 |  May 05 2011, 1:49 PM

A widespread outcry by race fans and Indianapolis residents has led to Donald Trump being given the boot from the Indy 500 pace car drivers seat.

Trump was scheduled to drive a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible at this summer’s race. While Trump claimed earlier that he would not back down from the opportunity, race organizers are apparently meeting to discuss how to prevent The Donald from taking his place at the Brickyard. Organizers discussed various options from replacing Trump with another celebrity, to changing the actual pace car and bringing in a new driver. Trump allegedly decided to bow out himself using the excuse of time constraints to justify his exit. Organizers say that a new driver will be announced later this month.

[Source: Jalopnik]

  • Armando

    To bad I am glad. He could not find his birth certificate or driver license. He is a publicity hound.