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Trump Pulls Out Of Indy 500

Trump cites time and business constraints, possible conflict with presidential run.

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Donald Trump, seen here speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, could be laying the groundwork for a presidential run.

Donald Trump is backing out of his plans to drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500. Trump issued a statement Thursday saying he may be running for President and it would be “inappropriate” to drive the pace car. Trump also said it would be difficult for him to make the required practices because of various time and business constraints.

Trump’s decision comes after much fan outcry and a Facebook campaign against him driving at this year’s 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.

“It pains us a great deal when we hear from our fans and we hear they are not happy,” said Speedway spokesperson Mark Dill on WFYI’s No Limits. “They are our customers. They are the people we try to put first ans so we don’t like to hear that feedback and we respect it and we try to listen to it.”

Dill says there’s no decision on who will be chosen next, but the IMS has a short list of candidates.

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