Start Your Super Tuesday Engines! Trump Trots Out NASCAR Endorsements (Video)
Stunning a crowd of 7,500 inside a southern Georgia college basketball arena on Monday night – and another 12,000 listening outside as they clamored to get in – the Republican front runner introduced a group of stock car racing stars to endorse him.
‘I have a special treat,’ Trump said from the podium with a mischievous grin. ‘I love NASCAR!
‘Some of the NASCAR folks came over here today because – guess what? They are endorsing Donald Trump. Can you believe this?’ he continued.
‘You know, I tell you what: If the people who like and watch NASCAR vote for Donald Trump, they can cancel the election right now. Nobody can win!’
Retired Daytona 500 and Winston Cup champion Bill Elliott, known to fans as Awesome Bill from Dawsonville, led off the testimonials and was quickly joined by his son Chase, whom Trump called: ‘The hottest young driver in the world.’
Brian France, NASCAR’s CEO, had kind words for Trump, too, and stood alongside drivers Ryan Newman and David Ragan for pictures.
The move comes on the eve of Super Tuesday, the March 1 presidential primary smorgasbord that includes GOP electoral contests in the Peach State and 10 others.
Trump is leading comfortably in Georgia and is expected to win at least eight of Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses.
The Donald unveiled his superstar endorsers against a backdrop of more traditional nods collected by Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Rubio is endorsed by congressmen Tom Graves, Austin Scott and Lynn Westmoreland. More