President Donald Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 this weekend

Joanna Estrada
February 14, 2020

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.

Daniel Suarez came to Daytona International Speedway with a hope and prayer of making the 2020 Daytona 500 but his efforts were dashed when he and Ryan Blaney got into him during the first qualifying Duel Race, destroying his vehicle and leaving him the off man out.

Trump is the latest of several sitting presidents to attend races at Daytona.

The last time a president visited a NASCAR race was President George W. Bush in 2004.

Verizon is partnering with Nascar ahead of the Daytona 500 race to modernise 12 Nascar-owned racetracks and bring race fans, drivers and teams improved connectivity.

Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. "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".

The U.S. Secret Service, the agency responsible for the president's security, also tweeted out that there will be a "No Drone Zone" in place during the race.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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