Michelle Obama to grand marshal Homestead race

Michelle Obama will be the grand marshal for the final NASCAR race of the year. Obama and Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, will give the command to the 43 participants to start their engines at Homestead.

The Charlotte Observer reports the following:

“We are honored that First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will be joining us as we crown the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion,” track President Matthew Becherer said in a statement released Friday.
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