NASCAR Updates: CEO, Drivers Endorse Trump, Busch Leads Driver Standings After Atlanta
The GOP presidential front-runner is not done rounding up endorsements. A few days earlier, he received endorsements from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Jeff Sessions. And now, he’s getting more from the NASCAR community.Advertisement
A day before the Super Tuesday Primary, Donald Trump took to a rally in Valdosta, Georgia with a throng of supporters. Among them was NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France who had formally given his endorsement for the controversial Republican front-runner.
Following his endorsement, France remarked, “Mr. Trump is changing American politics forever and his leadership and strength are desperately needed.” In response, Trump said he is grateful for the endorsement from France. He also described the NASCAR boss as “an incredibly successful business person.”
Aside from France, retired NASCAR driver Bill Elliott also joined the rally to show support for Trump. “He (Trump) is a leader representing strength and common sense solutions,” said Elliot. At the same time, he was also joined by his son and active stock car driver Chase Elliott as well as drivers Ryan Newman and David Lee Regan.
Meanwhile, following the recent Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, No. 18 driver Kyle Busch from Joe Gibbs Racing leads driver standings with 78 points. Just points behind him is Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 driver Martin Truex Jr.. Meanwhile, Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 driver Kevin Harvick is currently a point away from Truex.
At the same time, a mere point is also separating Harvick from Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 driver Carl Edwards. Both drivers have gone up a point since the race in Atlanta. On the other hand, Hendrick Motorsports rookie No. 24 Chase Elliott is further down the field at 21st place with 38 points. Since the last race, he has been up 15 places.