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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Sunday, February 15, 2004

    Race is on for 'NASCAR dads' 

    Like many people, race car driver Kyle Petty doesn't have a precise definition of "NASCAR dad," one of the trendy new terms in the American political lexicon.

    Petty has no problem, however, assessing President Bush's reasons for showing up at the Daytona 500, the first race of the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season.

    "It's an election year," Petty said. "We've run the Daytona 500 every year for 45 years. But the last time he came was an election year. If I were a politician and knew there'd be that many people in one place, goodness gracious I'd be there, too."

    - David Poole, Charlotte Observer

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 10:39 AM



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