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First Lady Michelle Obama & Jill Biden Booed At NASCAR Event

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Nov. 21 2011, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

First lady Michelle Obama and the vice president's wife Jill Biden were booed appearing at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Just prior to their announcement of "Gentlemen start your engines," the South Florida crowd hailed the political wives with a chorus of jeers.

Both served as grand marshals for the event as part of their Joining Forces initiative, which aims to help and honor military troops and families.

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The first lady said that one of her goals with Biden is to ensure helping military families and veterans remains a focal point of the American people, regardless of who is in office. At a pre-race reception, the first lady said that NASCAR has been "amazing in terms of its support, not just today but everyday, for military families."

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