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Michelle Obama's NASCAR Sunday: Start Your Engines

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WASHINGTON--The Obama re-election team is looking to capture NASCAR voters and one way is for First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of the vice president to appear at a big race. On Sunday, the first and second ladies hit southern Florida--Florida a key 2012 state--to pitch their "Joining Forces" initiative to help military families at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

According to the White House, "Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will recognize service members and military families from the local community at a special BBQ lunch prior to the race. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will also invite a military family to join them as they serve as Grand Marshals for the championship race to lead the pre-race ceremony and offer the most famous words in racing: "Gentlemen, start your engines." "

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