A sell-out crowd of more than 100,000 fans will pack the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday to watch the most prestigious - and richest - race on the NASCAR calendar.
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series gets started on Sunday afternoon with the 2020 Daytona 500.
Yes, it is an interesting concept to say the least, but in the sport of NASCAR, some of the most thrilling moments have come at the Daytona 500.
"The DAYTONA 500 is more than just the season-opening race", said Chip Wile, President of Daytona International Speedway.
Per a pool report from the White House press corps following the president, France stepped off Air Force One with the president.
While other presidents have attended the Daytona 500, Trump made history on Sunday by being the first commander in chief to deliver the iconic driver command: "Gentlemen, start your engines!" It would be the first public appearance at a race for the former CEO of NASCAR since he was arrested for DWI and drug possession in August of 2018.
You can stream the Daytona 500 live with a Live TV Streaming Service, or you can watch with your TV Everywhere credentials using the Fox mobile app for iOS and Android or watch on its site. Since October, Trump has attended the World Series, a UFC fight at Madison Square Garden, the No. 1 vs.
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Trump's presence at the track spurred intense security, especially in Daytona's infield fan zones. Instead, the sky opened for a brief shower and drivers returned to pit road. Byron will start the race directly in front of and behind two of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates in Alex Bowman and Jimmie Johnson.
"We were pretty much alone on the track, and I can't imagine being a cluster of drivers, you know, going that fast and doing the things that they do", Donald Martel said.