Trump will attend Daytona 500, NASCAR says

Ross Houston
February 14, 2020

United States stock vehicle racing series Nascar has announced a multi-year partnership with telco Verizon, designed in large part to improve the fan experience at its racetracks. "Gentleman, start your engines", has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades. "We're honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of 'The Great American Race'". "Anything as far as definite confirmation has to come out of the White House", Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Trump is the third sitting president to attend a race at Daytona, but only the second to attend the Daytona 500. Then-President George W. Bush attended in 2004.


Officials also are preparing for first lady Melania Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis to attend as well.

A 30-mile drone no-fly zone has also been put in place around the airport for Sunday.


Should Trump attend the race, it would be just the latest high-profile sporting event he's made an appearance at in the past few months.

Trump hosted NASCAR Champion Joey Logano at the White House last May.


"And I can't wait for President Trump to show up and for all of the race fans to acknowledge him and just to have that fun atmosphere of a president at the Daytona 500". "I want to get out of this vehicle, '" Trump recalled.

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