Really? Donald Trump as pace car driver?

Granted, the choices made for Indianapolis 500 pace car drivers over the years have been all over the place.

From the who-can-argue-with-that choices of Gen. Colin Powell and Lance Armstrong to the shameless media pandering of last year's Robin Roberts, from the star-power picks of Patrick Dempsey and Morgan Freeman to the "huh?" choices of Elaine Irwin Mellencamp and Josh Duhamel (bet you have to do a Google search to place that name), you couldn't find a more ecclectic group anywhere this side of reality TV.

Which brings us to Donald Trump.

Trump has been named driver of the 2011 pace car for this year's race, another victory for the shameless self-promoter.

And this isn't just any Indy 500. It's the 100th anniversary race.

Rather than give more ink to Trump, I submit for your approval a short list of people who would have been better choices to take the honory lap.

1. Just about anyone.

Your thoughts? Are you happier than I am with the choice of Trump? Who would you rather see given this uniquely Indy honor?

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