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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.
Donald Trump is set to join the illustrious list of Indy 500 Pace Car drivers when he slides behind the wheel of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS at the quintessential American motorsports event.
The Camaro SS Pace Car, announced earlier this year, will be a convertible model, and that gives us extra incentive to tune in. We can’t wait to see how the Donald’s hair holds up at triple digit speeds.
[Source: New York Post]