Trump to Attend Daytona 500

President Donald Trump will attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the president of Daytona International Speedway confirmed Thursday.

“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,” track president Chip Wile said in a prepared statement. “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.”

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

“We are planning and preparing as if the president and the first lady and the governor are coming. 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.

Air Force One will land at Daytona Beach International Airport, which is adjacent to the track.

In preparation for Trump’s visit, the U.S. Secret Service tweeted that a 30-mile no-drone zone will be enforced around the speedway on race day.

The Daytona 500 begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Fox Sports. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be in the pole position.

–Field Level Media


  1. “Several sitting Presidents have attended . . .”? Reportedly, Trump is only the second POTUS to attend the Daytona 500 with George W. Bush being the first.

    1. But, I am guessing Trump is the ONLY POTUS to have ever attended or participated in a WWE event. He still has that distinction.

  2. for the hipsters and Millenials:

    Did you know that coffee roasting, tea processing, and even kombucha produce CO2?

    So does “artisanal” baking and even fermenting your yogurts/lassi/etc. Don’t get me started on cheese, eggs, or any meat. Have you thought this one through?

    Will YOU boycott these products as an example for the rest of us, i.e. the deplorables?

  3. NASCAR celebrates the old moonshiners who said “screw Prohibition and the revenuers”. I like that spirit.

    fun facts: those who enjoy “adult” beverages in any form are encouraging CO2 production in the process.

    BUT did you know that 95% of the non-water content of every grape is CO2? Did you know that the barley and hops used in beer REMOVE CO2 from the atmosphere (and delightfully so). Even the grains used for distilling remove CO2 in growing.

    Why doesn’t the Party of Science™ ever advertise these scientific facts and get people to drink more?

  4. …and the Greenies and Warming Cultists will scream about the CO2 emissions.

    Gaia forbid they do something about all those new coal factories that China (up to 100 a year) and India are building.

    Because it’s always safe and easy to protest against the West.

    1. Do you think old Commie Bernie will give up his private jet flights and come up with some sort of outrageous bullshit like eliminating fossil fuel and all motorized vehicles (cars, planes, ships and trains), put millions and millions of workers out or work, shut down untold industries and destroy the World economy to “save the planet”? Would that mean the end of NASCAR too?

      1. LOL… They are going to take your guns AND your NASCAR? Oh, my! How about re-instating fuel efficiency standards for new cars? I do not need to hate the oil companies to not wish to visit the gas stations more often for fill ups.

  5. Let President Trump wave the green flag as he did for the US economy!!

    The difference between Daytona and the economy is that we’re ALL winners with Trump’s economy!

    1. I’m not a bit religious; but, AMEN to Trump having driven the US economic engine forward in high gear after Marxist #44 had no clue how to drive except in reverse and park.

    1. So his obit will read only the 3rd POTUS in history to be IMPEACHED but the 1st to be Grand Marshall at Daytona 500. Impressive.

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