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Caption contest: Mitt Romney has a close encounter with the Santorum car

Feb. 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM ET

Updated Feb. 29, 4 p.m. ET:

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With Tuesday's primary looming in Michigan, the GOP presidential hopeful took a stroll around the Daytona 500 on Sunday, checking out the cars, chatting with drivers and signing autographs.

He even approached a car sponsored by the rival Santorum campaign, plastered with "Rick 2012" signage. Though he glanced at it very quickly, here he is not checking it out. 

BRIAN BLANCO / Reuters
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (2nd L) walks past the number 26 Ford, driven by Tony Raines, with advertising for Romney's opponent, Rick Santorum, during his appearance at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 54th Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Later, asked if he would be rooting against the Santorum-mobile, Romney laughed and said, "I hope all the cars have a good race,” reported the Associated Press. 

What do you think he was thinking as he passed his competitor's car? Tell us in the comments and we'll add the best to the post!

Here are our three favorites:

"I thought that was Jay Leno standing behind me!" -Sonic2012

"Note to self...buy Ford" -Steven David Hughes

"Woulda looked better with a 'Mitt Happens' bumper sticker..." -Sandman84

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