Why Michelle Obama will be at a NASCAR race

Why Michelle Obama will be at a NASCAR race
November 11, 2011, 4:58 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP)It will be Michelle Obama and Jill Biden instructing NASCARsbest to start their engines as the racing season comes to a close in Florida.The first lady and the vice presidents wife will visit Homestead-MiamiSpeedway on Nov. 20 as it hosts the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, theFord 400. The two women will serve as grand marshals for the event, leading thepre-race ceremony and offering the famous instructions: Gentlemen, start yourengines.The event is part of the first ladys Joining Forces program to encourageAmericans to support military families.The crowd will include 5,000 active duty and retired military personnel andfamilies, and a military family will join the grand marshals as they carry outtheir duties.