Sarah Palin Plans Visit to Daytona 500
Ex-Alaska gov won't play official role but does have 'NASCAR's blessing'
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2010 4:41 PM CST
This undated photo provided by the Heath family shows Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin next to Todd Palin's automobile in Wasilla, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Heath Family)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is planning a romantic Valentine's Day—at the Daytona 500. Although the former Alaska governor won't have an official role in the race, she does have "NASCAR's blessing," the president of the Daytona International Speedway tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal, quoting the sport's governing body as saying, " NASCAR does not take sides either way."