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Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Bolling takes Richmond 400 pace car out for a spin

You know it’s an over-the-top day in the Virginia governor’s race when the most low-key guy running jumps into a race car and zooms around the track at Richmond International Raceway.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling takes Ford Focus Electric pace car for a spin at Richmond International Raceway. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling)
That’s what Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) did Wednesday, the same day that White House state dinner crasher Tareq Salahi declared he would run for Virginia governor as a Republican.

The official reason for putting pedal to the metal: Bolling and NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne were unveiling the Ford Focus Electric pace car that will lead the field at the Richmond 400 Sprint Cup Series on April 28.

But surely Bolling was also seeking a little attention, something he and a rival for the GOP nomination, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, both could have used yesterday. But Salahi managed, once again, to steal the limelight.

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