NASCAR Chairman Brian France, drivers endorse Donald Trump at rally
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday night at a rally at Valdosta State University in Georgia, one day before the Super Tuesday primary.
France was joined on stage by NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman, David Ragan and Chase Elliott, along with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.
Trump invited France to the podium.
“I’ve known Donald for over 20 years,’' France told the audience. “I’m going to tell you one thing about him. You know about his winning in business and success. I’m here to tell you he wins with his family. He does. He does.
‘I’ll tell you one thing. If you leave on one other thing, any of his children you would be proud to have as part of your family. That’s how I judge a winner, how somebody manages their family, raises their family. That’s how I judge.’'
Trump introduced Bill Elliott by saying: “We love Bill!’'
Bill Elliott said at the podium: “I don’t know what to say. I’ve known him just a little bit. For what he can do, I think, for our country, I’m all for it. We need a change, guys. That’s all there is to it. I think this is the man for the job.’'
Trump later introduced Chase Elliott as “the hottest young driver in the world.’'
Chase Elliott then said on the stage: “I’m not sure why he let me say anything. Just happy to be here. This is a great man. I think he’s a guy who can do some great things for us.’'