Photo: Obama honors NASCAR champ
April 16th, 2013
04:05 PM ET
10 years ago

Photo: Obama honors NASCAR champ

(CNN) - Taking a break from his briefings on the Boston terror attack, President Barack Obama honored last year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski during a ceremony at the White House Tuesday.

"Obviously we've had this event scheduled for some time and events have a way of intervening," Obama said during the event on the South Lawn.

"One of the things I firmly believe in is that America is strong and resilient and we don't let such cowardly acts get in the way of our lives," he added later.

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  1. The Real Tom Paine

    Watch Brad Keselowski's fanbase disappear.....

    April 16, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Obama and NASCAR. Fox's ratings are about to drop. lol

    April 16, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Babyboomer

    I think the timing on this is kinda bad. Thinking this should have been postponed.

    April 16, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. rs

    Go Brad!

    April 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Patrick in Wisconsin

    Babyboomer, yea, but when you have such a crowded schedule like the President's, where literally every second is used up, I can see how much mayhem postponing it would've caused his staff. Yes, the timing isn't perfect, but I think the staff are happy to get it over with...

    April 16, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. john

    it is an electric car right ?

    April 16, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  7. OriginalCyn1978

    The timing might be bad...some people will be mad/offended they had it...some people would've been mad/offended if they cancelled it (Obama giving into to terror and/or Obama dissing NASCAR)...

    April 16, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. kayla

    get a life people

    April 16, 2013 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. California

    Obama and NASCAR go together like oil and water.

    April 16, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. just sayin

    if there is one thing obama will not do is to cancel or rescedule a celebrity photo op. if our ambassador being killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi couldn't get him to cancel his campaign fund raiser, you can be sure the boston attack wouldn't affect this event.

    April 16, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Haters just keep hating, don't they? Geeezzz - like Kayla says – GET A LIFE.

    April 16, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  12. a disgrace

    one day after the boston bombing the disgrace obama is back to doing NOTHING

    April 16, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |