Perhaps Indianapolis Motor Speedway heard the cries of displeasure from fans and media alike: Donald Trump will not be the honorary pace-car driver at the 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. However, the PR spin on the subject says simply that Trump changed his mind.
The track on Thursday announced that Trump "informed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he may be announcing shortly his intention to run for the office of president of the United States, and therefore he thought it would be inappropriate to drive the pace car."
"I very much appreciate the honor, but time and business constraints make my appearance there, especially with the necessary practice sessions, impossible to fulfill," Trump said. "I look forward to watching the race from New York."
Trump fanned the flames of Indy 500 fans by questioning President Obama's birthplace, among other controversial actions. The outcry put IMS in the middle of its own controversy. Officials announced Trump as the driver of the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible on April 5.
A replacement will be named later this month, the IMS release said. Most fans have been lobbying for A.J. Foyt, the first 500 winner and the winner of the 50th anniversary race.
The race will mark the 100th anniversary of the event starting in 1911 .......
PERHAPS HE WAS ASKED FOR HIS LONG FORM DRIVER'S LICIENCE AND HE COULDN'T FIND IT ....................... SILLY OLD FOOL !!