Meet Gov. Phil Scott, stock car racer (a pretty good one)

In this July 6, 2017 photo, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott waits to take his stock car out for a practice run at the Thunder Road race track in Barre, Vt., where he won the evening's 50-lap feature race, his 30th lifetime win. Scott spends most of his time working as governor, but he still tries to race whenever he can. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)


BARRE, Vt. (AP) — When Vermont’s governor drives into the pits at a racetrack, he gets treated like any other stock car racer.

Gov. Phil Scott is now in his 27th year of racing at the popular Thunder Road racetrack. Over that time he’s won three track championships, most recently in 2002. His 30 feature wins are the most ever.

The 58-year-old Scott now spends most of his time on state business, but he doesn’t completely separate his time at the track from his state job.

Scott says that when he took office in January he brought with him many of the lessons of teamwork and competitiveness he learned at the track.

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