First lady Michelle Obama was booed at the Ford 400 NASCAR race in Miami. She was the co-grand marshal of NASCAR’s season finale, saying the famous words, “Gentlemen, start your engines!” alongside Dr. Jill Biden, Sgt. Andrew Berry and his family.
Michelle Obama was at the track to promote the Joining Forces initiative for military families.
According to the White House, “5,000 active duty and retired military personnel and families and thousands of NASCAR fans” were expected to be in attendance. (RELATED: Obama pursues working-class white voters)