Videos: Nationals racing presidents salute Indy 500 with dual races – Abe wins qualifier, takes trophy

The Washington Nationals racing presidents paid tribute to Monday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by sporting helmets and steering wheels, and running an extra qualifying race in the first inning Sunday at Nationals Park. The first inning race, which saw Lincoln, Jefferson, Taft, and Hoover cross the finish line first, marked the only time …

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Video: Teddy Roosevelt speaks softly and carries a big popsicle

The long-awaited warm weather finally arrived at Nationals Park for Memorial Day Weekend, and so Saturday night at Nationals Park, racing president Teddy Roosevelt decided to offer some relief to the crowd. As the fourth inning race began, Teddy skipped the starting gate, and appeared instead along the first base line, tossing frozen popsicles into … Continue reading Video: Teddy Roosevelt speaks softly and carries a big popsicle

Video: Abe Lincoln finds his form, taunts his fellow racing presidents

Whatever was bothering the Great Emancipator has clearly left the building. Once-dominant racing president Abraham Lincoln didn’t win his first race at Nationals Park until May 11 of this season, but since then, the 16th president has been hot. In a scene reminiscent of his glory years as Nationals Park’s resident speedster, Lincoln began Thursday … Continue reading Video: Abe Lincoln finds his form, taunts his fellow racing presidents

Video: In Hoover’s absence, Teddy Roosevelt wins twice

Herbert Hoover skipped his fifth straight race Saturday as the Nationals racing presidents battled twice — once in each of the day’s doubleheader games at Nationals Park. Teddy Roosevelt repeated a feat he had remarkably accomplished before, winning two regular season races on the same day. In the opener, the presidents took the unusual step … Continue reading Video: In Hoover’s absence, Teddy Roosevelt wins twice

Buddy Bison helps the racing presidents celebrate National Park Service

Visiting racing president Herbert Hoover was once again missing on Friday night at Nationals Park, but the five resident presidents were there to race in their patriotic uniforms, as the Nationals honored the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. National Park Trust mascot Buddy Bison was on hand at the finish line to welcome … Continue reading Buddy Bison helps the racing presidents celebrate National Park Service

Video: Racing presidents play volleyball — er, Hooverball — with six pound medicine ball

A ten game road trip gave the Washington Nationals racing presidents lots of time to plan some new hijinks, and they arguably delivered to start this week’s homestand at Nationals Park. On Monday night, the presidents appeared for the first time wearing contrasting uniforms, with the 18th and 19th century presidents matching the team’s home … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents play volleyball — er, Hooverball — with six pound medicine ball