Washington (CNN) - A Facebook movement to unseat potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from the pace car for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" has reached more than eleven thousand supporters over the last month.
The fabled Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to run at the "brickyard" on Sunday, May 29 and Trump is scheduled to pilot the pace car – a 400 horsepower V8 2011 Chevrolet Camaro – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement on April 5.
But the Indystar and Indianapolis's Fox 59 WXIN reported Wednesday that the "bump Trump" page was started by Indianapolis attorney and race fan Michael Wallack on April 8 as he felt the selection "just wrong." The Facebook page's information is more specifically in response to Trumps efforts to get the president's birth certificate released: "Make no mistake, the "birther" movement is largely a racist movement (whether overtly or subtly, knowingly or unknowingly)."
The speedway told local media it's monitoring the protest.