‘King And Queen Of NASCAR’: Trump And Melania’s Daytona 500 Visit Was Everything You Could Imagine

President Trump made history on Sunday afternoon when he served as grand marshal at the annual Daytona 500 race, becoming only one of four U.S. presidents to visit a NASCAR event and only the second sitting president to do so.

The president met with many of the racers and fans before a short speech and a full lap around the track in the presidential limo—”the Beast.”

“Gentlemen, start your engines,” the president instructed at the Daytona International Speedway, before taking his own spot in the presidential limousine ahead of the group of racers.

Reuters reports:

Engines revved, and Trump got back into the limo with his wife, Melania, for a lap around the track, with the race cars following behind. fans chanted “Four more years” while Trump was there.

Previous presidents who attended NASCAR events at the speedway include Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

That’s our president. And if you missed it, you missed “the Beast” roaring around the track, followed by the full entourage of the NASCAR racers.

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“The king and queen of NASCAR,” people are calling him and First Lady Melania after the visit, BizPac Review reports.

“The love affair between the president and NASCAR is one for the ages, in that it’s existed for decades, though only after his 2015 declaration did things really heat up,” BizPac Review added.

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Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said the president wanted to show the NASCAR fans that he appreciated their consistent support.

“NASCAR fans are patriots who support the president in huge numbers, so we definitely wanted to communicate directly with them about Keeping America Great during the Great American Race,” he said per the report.

And he’s right.

The love has always been mutual between the president and NASCAR racers and fans: