REPORT: NASCAR honors Trump with role at Daytona 500
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President Trump is taking part in this year’s Daytona 500.
Not as a driver, but as grand marshal, which means he gets to give the “start your engines” command to the 43 entrants in The Great American Race.
The article goes on to state the following:
It’ll mark the first time a president, sitting or former, has ever held the role. The only other time a sitting president attended the race was when George Bush came in 2004, the year Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first 500.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday the president plans to attend the race,” the Miami Herald reported. “Track president Chip Wile confirmed the news in a release.
“’Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting presidents of the United States over our history,’ Wile said. ‘We’re honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of “The Great American Race.”‘”
Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentleman, start your engines.” https://t.co/u1DdWUvgym
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 13, 2020
Daytona Beach News-Journal:
— Daytona Beach News-Journal (@dbnewsjournal) February 12, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend Sunday’s Daytona 500. pic.twitter.com/402bSDgAj0
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 13, 2020
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