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“The folks I have talked to indirectly have shared concern with the situation,” said state Rep. Jeb Bardon, a Democrat who represents the area surrounding the racetrack. Bardon said he worries Trump’s appearance will draw negative attention to this month’s centennial celebration.

Wallack, a partner at an Indianapolis law firm and one-time Democratic candidate for office in Hamilton County, started the Facebook page and in less than a week had 11,700 followers.

The decision to change pace car drivers might not be left entirely to organizers. Chevrolet provides the pace car and could be involved in the discussions. Trump also has a signature tie collection through Macy’s, a partner of Izod, the series’ title sponsor.

Izod officials did not respond immediately to an interview request Wednesday.

Boles said the speedway received emails from both sides when it came to Trump’s selection. Supporters have started their own Facebook page, too, but the louder voices are coming from the other side. Bardon even used a speech at the legislature last week to call for a driver change.

Wallack isn’t sure where it will all lead.

“Forget the politics, he is a divisive guy,” Wallack said. “My intent is not to boycott the race. With that said, I don’t have to buy T-shirts and things at the speedway or other souvenirs, nor do I have to frequent or buy things from the sponsors.”