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NASCAR CEO, drivers endorse Trump

Donald Trump rallied at Valdosta State University Monday, just hours before the polls open for Georgia’s presidential preference primary. (Source: WALB) Donald Trump rallied at Valdosta State University Monday, just hours before the polls open for Georgia’s presidential preference primary. (Source: WALB)
"Mr. Trump is changing American politics forever and his leadership and strength are desperately needed," said NASCAR CEO Brian France. (Source: WALB) "Mr. Trump is changing American politics forever and his leadership and strength are desperately needed," said NASCAR CEO Brian France. (Source: WALB)
"He is a leader representing strength and common sense solutions," NASCAR legend Bill Elliott said. (Source: WALB) "He is a leader representing strength and common sense solutions," NASCAR legend Bill Elliott said. (Source: WALB)
Bill Elliott, David Ragan, Chase Elliott, Ryan Newman, and Brian France announced their support at Donald Trump's rally in Valdosta. (Source: WALB) Bill Elliott, David Ragan, Chase Elliott, Ryan Newman, and Brian France announced their support at Donald Trump's rally in Valdosta. (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Donald Trump did not have any Georgia politicians with him at Monday night's rally, but he did announce some endorsements that may carry more weight with many voters here.

CEO of NASCAR Brian France, Jr. and a handful of drivers joined Donald Trump on stage to endorse his campaign at the rally at Valdosta State University.

France was joined by retired driver Bill Elliott, as well as active drivers Ryan Newman, David Ragan, and Chase Elliott.

"I'm not sure why he let me say anything. Just happy to be here. This is a great man. I think he's the guy who can do great things for us, so that you. Thanks for having us," said Chase Elliott.

Their endorsement comes just one day before the Super Tuesday Primary.

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"It is my great honor to endorse Mr. Trump for President of the United States," Bill Elliott said. "He is a leader representing strength and common sense solutions."

"Mr. Trump is changing American politics forever and his leadership and strength are desperately needed," said France. "He has had an incredible career and achieved tremendous success. This is what we need for our country."

MORE: What GOP governors, senators say about Trump

Monday morning, CNN released a poll that showed Donald Trump with 49 percent of support from republican voters.

Just days before, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Jeff Sessions endorsed Trump.

Georgia’s presidential preference primary is Tuesday, March 1.

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