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Donald Trump: The Latest Logistical Obstacle for Kyle Larson’s Memorial Day Double Attempt

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Screengrab: FOX's 2020 Daytona 500 broadcast

Charlotte Motor Speedway general manager Greg Walter has confirmed that former United States President Donald Trump is making plans to attend this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Trump is currently on the campaign trail as he attempts to once again become the President of the United States.

Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal had the first report of Trump’s interest in attending the 2024 Coca-Cola 600.

Trump planning on attending the longest race on the NASCAR schedule poses a major logistical threat to Kyle Larson’s attempt at the Memorial Day Double. Larson has qualified fifth for the Indianapolis 500, his first time running that prestigious event.

While the schedule allows him enough time to complete the Indianapolis 500 and still compete in the Coca-Cola 600 later that day, provided there aren’t many delays, the schedule is very tight. And the logistics of pulling it off are headache-inducing for sure. But with Trump possibly attending the race, security will be heightened even further, which will cause delays around the facility on Coca-Cola 600 race day, but even more important for Larson’s bid at running both races is that the viscinity around Charlotte Motor Speedway could become a temporary flight restriction.

If you saw Larson’s dramatic haul from Indianapolis to North Wilkesboro this past weekend, you quickly understand why restricted air space is a massive problem for the driver looking to compete in two races at two different tracks on the same day.

While this remains a completely fluid situation as it isn’t confirmed with 100 percent certainty that Trump will attend Sunday’s race, the former President’s attendance could very well make the Larson Memorial Day Double storyline more difficult, or perhaps, impossible to complete.

Trump served as the grand marshal of the 2020 Daytona 500 while seeking a second Presidential term, which he ultimately failed to secure. The Trump 2020 campaign, by way of PACs, also sponsored several NASCAR vehicles throughout the 2020 season including Corey LaJoie in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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  1. Kyle Busch should be suspended for deliberately wrecking another driver!! Other drivers have been suspended for the same thing. Seems he gets away with anything he chooses to say or do. Nascar needs to rewatch the race video!!

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