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Sununu challenges Vermont governor to race

  • Chris Sununu in Concord, N.H., in September 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Jim Cole

  • Vermont Gov. Phil Scott waits to take his stock car out for a practice run July 6 at the Thunder Road race track in Barre, Vt., where he won the evening’s 50-lap feature race, his 30th lifetime win. Scott spends most of his time working as governor, but he still tries to race whenever he can. AP


Associated Press
Monday, August 07, 2017

After drag racing mini school buses, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is challenging his Vermont counterpart to a race.

Sununu tweeted to Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Monday, saying that “rumor on the street is that you race cars.” Mentioning his latest drag racing exploits on Saturday, Sununu then asked if Scott was “up for a race.”

If Scott takes up the challenge, Sununu will have his work cut out for him. Scott is one of Vermont’s most popular stock car racers. He’s in his 27th year of racing at Thunder Road in Barre, Vt., and has won three track championships.

Sununu raced in a charity event Saturday at Epping’s New England Dragway. The race aimed to raise awareness about the $1.7 billion in lottery proceeds that have gone to education since 1964.