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Pagenaud: An honor to be recognized at the Whitehouse

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. Decline an invite, as some American athletes have, and you might risk being seen as a grandstander who's dragging personal politics into the sports world. Accept and others might see you as tacitly endorsing a laundry list of policies and views. A version of this debate played out in Pagenaud's Twitter mentions earlier this week. But Pagenaud, a native of France, didn't hesitate to accept President Donald Trump's invitation to attend a White House ceremony with Team Penske on Monday to celebrate...
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