Effort to 'bump' Trump from Indy pace car grows
May 4th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
7 years ago

Effort to 'bump' Trump from Indy pace car grows

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.

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    How did Mr Combover get this in the first place? The only wayI'd accept it is if he plastered the car with his financial records that he promised to show after the BC side-show was resolved. Oh, and Donald.....Davey Crockett wants his coon skin cap back. Unplaster it from your head and send back please

    May 4, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. hcx

    The speedway needs to distance themselves from politics. This isn't the right venue for Trump's purely egotistical agenda.

    May 4, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Carrie

    Hope he gets bumped , he makes me ill just listening to him speak, Never know a more egotistical human being!

    May 4, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. vet in texas

    "ha Ha" – Nelson from the Simpsons

    May 4, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    It's only right that Trump gets his share of "spankings" because surely he gave no thought to the ramifications behind his crazy tirades. Yes Mr. Trump, there is something called "payback" that doesn't always come in the form of money, it's called integrity.

    May 4, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Honestly!

    Bump the butthead!

    May 4, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  7. lou

    So much for all those millions he claims his 'brand' is worth.

    May 4, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Indy

    Poor little Donald, he does not realize that 275 million people can't stand him. I hope this petition is successful and proves to the Donald that he is not part of middle class America.Trump has proven in the last couple months that he has no global business sense as he was on tour with the most ridiculious answers to the China and OPEC situations and he deserves to be told his nonsense is not going to be accepted.Just say no to Trump in Indy !!! Bump Trump right off track !

    May 4, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. S.positive

    Trump will stain NASCAR...

    May 4, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  10. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I sad and pathetic personal attack from the looney left fringe in this country. They just need to get a life of their own...someday.

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  11. malcolm in St Louis

    he will lower the tone of this event.

    May 4, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |

    Dump Trump, the comb over king. Or keep him if the car is a convertible, that will make great TV watching the hair blow backwards exposing his bald head.

    May 4, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  13. Kenny

    Put him out front of the cars and start the race LOL.

    May 4, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. 2cents4free

    Good, one small step in correcting the stereotype about NASCAR fans.

    May 4, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    I refuse to go on facebook, but to those who are in there I wish good luck to make sure the bad combover man is left holding the bag at this race and anything else he ever wants to do again.
    BTW – where are his financial records? Liar!!!

    May 4, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  16. Obama 2012

    His 15 minutes are up. He looks like a total chump now.

    May 4, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  17. GI Joe


    May 4, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. Debbie

    Hence, the beginning of Trump's fall. Pat Buchannan and Limbaugh are next.

    May 4, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Thank God I am a Democrat

    Good for them! Keep it going!

    May 4, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. OneMoreTime

    It just gets better and better doesn't it?

    May 4, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  21. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    I will not watch on TV if Trump is involved!

    May 4, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  22. ells

    Would very much like to know how much he paid them for this honor. Given the fact it is the 100th anniversary of this race him being the pace car driver is ludicrous.

    May 4, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. Randy, San Francisco

    Make Trump prove that he is legally licensed to drive a car. Since he is so privileged to have a limo and driver to take him all over NY City, he should be given a competency driving test before getting into the pace car.

    May 4, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. AB

    More and more people and organizations are distancing themselves from Donald Trump for his birther/racist behavior towards President Obama. Others will follow suit very shortly.

    May 4, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  25. shawn

    Great Day! Lets not ruin "One of Americas most Traditional Happenings with the likes of Trump! Lets keep our sports "Clean" Thank you.

    May 4, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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