Trump Praises NASCAR: ‘They Stand for the National Anthem’ Trump Praises NASCAR: ‘They Stand for the National Anthem’ – NTK Network

Trump Praises NASCAR: ‘They Stand for the National Anthem’

The president welcomed NASCAR champion Martin Truex, Jr. to the White House Monday, celebrating the race car driver's championship win.

By NTK Staff | 05.21.2018 @3:26pm

President Trump, speaking at an event honoring NASCAR champion Martin Truex, Jr. on Monday, praised the driver’s sport for their commitment to American patriotism and roots in American history.

“As many of you know, NASCAR grew from the backroads of America’s south and the bright shores of Daytona Beach to become one of the world’s premier and most beloved sports,” Trump said.

The president recited historical figures in the sport, praising their accomplishments in growing its popularity.

“At every NASCAR race, you will see thousands of patriotic Americans from the grandstands to the pitstalls, proudly waving our flag,” he said. “One thing I know about NASCAR, they do indeed, Brian, stand for the playing of the national anthem.”

Trump commented that his remarks could be “controversial,” but the fans of NASCAR would not “mind it at all.”

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