White House greeting for NASCAR champs, Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson moved to Aug. 19By AP
Monday, August 3, 2009
Rain delays Monday’s White House event for NASCAR
WASHINGTON — The White House meeting between No. 44 and No. 48 will have to wait a few weeks, thanks to turf problems elsewhere.
Three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was among a group of NASCAR drivers who were to be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House Monday. But steady rain postponed Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania and that event was rescheduled for Monday.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the meeting with Obama has been rescheduled for Aug. 19.
Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet was going to be parked at the White House.
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