Vermont Has The First Sitting Governor To Win A Stock Car Race

Screencap via WCAX

Vermont Governor Phil Scott became the first elected governor to win a professional stock car race after his Late Model win Thursday at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont, reports WCAX. It was his 30th career victory and his first ever as governor.

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Scott started the race from pole position and fell behind, but used cautions to his advantage to reclaim the lead by lap 45.

Scott was the all-time wins leader at the track before he became governor. I think we can safely say that Vermont’s governor would beat all of the other ones at the track.

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