Americans, start your engines. Trump is your Grand Marshal for ‘The Great American Race’
Before the race begins, the President is expected to make remarks. This appearance adds to his growing list at major sporting events recently. So far the crowds response has been overwhelmingly supportive. More often than not, there are standing ovations and today will probably be no different as many TRUMP 2020 flags have already been spotted flying at the event.
“The Daytona 500 is one of the greatest events in sports and the prestigious season-opening event to the NASCAR Cup Series. Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting Presidents of the United States over our history. We’re honored that the President of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of ‘The Great American Race’ by attending Sunday’s 62nd annual DAYTONA 500.”
– Chip Wile, Daytona International Speedway President
There is the possibility that Trump will be doing a lap in his famed presidential limo, The BEAST.
“NASCAR fans are patriots who support the President in huge numbers, so we definitely wanted to communicate directly with them about Keeping America Great during the Great American Race.”
– Brad Pascale, Trump’s campaign manager
Last year, NASCAR team owner Roger Penske was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the commander in chief who also hosted series champs Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. at the White House in 2016