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Obama welcomes NASCAR champ, jokes about driving car

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 01:26

While welcoming NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and the 2015 Sprint Cup Series winning team to the White House, President Obama jokes about his longing for driving a race car and says ''in a few months, I can actually do anything I want!'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Rough Cut (no reporter narration) STORY: U.S. President Obama welcomes NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and the 2015 Sprint Cup Series winning team to the White House on Wednesday (September 28). The president joked about eyeing their car and said he always hoped Secret Service would let him "take a spin." "In a few months, I can actually do anything I want!" said Obama. Kyle Busch and his team won the 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship. Busch endured a long recovery from a frightening crash at the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway yet took home the title at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 30-year-old Busch was top finisher in the Ford EcoBoost 400 among championship beating out contending drivers Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr.

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Obama welcomes NASCAR champ, jokes about driving car

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 01:26