Monday morning President Trump honored the 2018 NASCAR champions at the White House. He mentioned one key difference between NASCAR and the NFL.

“Many of you know NASCAR grew from the back roads of America’s South and the bright shores of Daytona Beach. Incredible place. To become one of the world’s premier and most beloved sports. I love it,” Trump said to the NASCAR champions.

Per Daily Caller:

“I will tell you, one thing I know about NASCAR, they do indeed … stand for the playing of the national anthem,” he said.

He added, “Somebody said, ‘Maybe you shouldn’t say that. That will be controversial.’ I said that’s okay. NASCAR is not going to mind it at all. They don’t mind it at all.”

The event was to honor the NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex, Jr. and his team.  “Does it get lonely being in front?” Trump asked Truex Jr., to which he replied no.

“I had the feeling he would say that. Thanks to incredible speed. Lightning fast pit stops, and exceptional driving this team stood alone among NASCAR many contenders,” Trump continued.

Watch - President Trump compares NASCAR and NFL

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